Dec. 18, 2020
While the majority of olive oil production still comes from traditional growers in the Mediterranean, newer farms are focusing on more efficient orchards and experiencing a steady growth in production.
Mar. 10, 2020
Six of seven varieties studied are expected to have less land suitable for their cultivation. Picual is the exception.
Feb. 7, 2020
With higher costs and lower yields than modern olive oil farms, quality alone may not be enough to protect Italy's smaller producers in a fast-changing international market.
Jan. 2, 2020
Investments in high-density groves and modern mills are driving Portugal's rise among olive oil producers.
Apr. 10, 2019
Timor’s six olive groves are small and disperse, each containing just a few dozen trees. The rugged terrain makes it necessary to do everything by hand, which the husband and wife team do well enough to earn the industry's highest award.
Aug. 8, 2018
Responsible for some of Italy's most characteristic olive oils and landscapes, moves are afoot to promote awareness of the country's heroic olive cultivation.
Aug. 1, 2018
The territory including the olive groves of the slopes between Assisi and Spoleto was designed as the first Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System in Italy.
Jul. 23, 2018
Researchers found that olives harvested by hand and processed with the first 36 hours had lower levels of oxidation.
Nov. 17, 2014
Small olive oil farms dot the rolling Roman hills where the love for the craft is the main ingredient in the popular local olive oil.
Feb. 21, 2012
A joint study has analyzed soil loss in some olive groves in Granada planted 250 years ago in sloping areas
Apr. 17, 2011
Cultivation in Cuyo is expected to grow 40 percent, but half of this green gold will never make it to store shelves. There are simply not enough workers to harvest the olives.
Apr. 4, 2011
Representatives from Spain’s Ministry of Rural and Marine Environment (MARM) met in Jaén this week to discuss the many challenges facing the country’s traditional olive oil industry.