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Sep. 17, 2021

Rehabilitating Olive Trees in Aragón to Stem Spain’s Rural Exodus

Apadrina un Oliva has put the area’s abandoned olive trees up for adoption. The result has handed a lifeline to the town and its residents.

Jul. 7, 2021

New CAP Provides Plenty of Opportunities for Italian Olive Growers

Renewed attention on workers’ rights, support for small farmers and young farmers and easier access to compensation will help Italian olive growers.

Jun. 29, 2021

Planas: Traditional Olive Growers Will Be Protected in New Common Agricultural Policy

In an address to the Spanish Senate, the minister of agriculture celebrated the strong year for the olive oil sector and struck an optimistic tone for the future.

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Apr. 29, 2021

Spanish Olive Growers Replacing Century-Old Trees With Young Ones

Intensive olive farming around the world has led Spanish olive growers to cut down ancient trees to remain competitive.

Apr. 14, 2021

In Bid to Boost Exports, Algeria Plants Millions of Olive Trees

The initiative comes as the government announced it would help to stimulate olive oil exports.

Dec. 18, 2020

Modern Olive Growing Starting to Overtake Traditional Methods

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.

Oct. 17, 2019

The World's Commercial Olive Groves Are Shrinking

The shift to super-intensive cultivation, low prices for olives and olive oil, and the surplus on the international market were identified as factors that led to the reversal of a decades-long trend.

Oct. 15, 2019

Montenegro Victorious at 3rd Olive Picking Championship

Four Montenegrin olive harvesting experts delivered the small country its first World Olive Picking Championship, defeating two-time champion Croatia. Neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina finished in second place.

Jul. 15, 2019

Quality and Tradition at Valpaços

The Cooperativa de Olivicultores de Valpacos, one of the most renowned Portuguese producers, has over 2,200 associates from the town of Valpaços and neighboring Mirandela.

Jun. 10, 2019

200,000 Olive Farms in Spain Could Vanish in Next Decade, Report Finds

According to a new study, more than 320,000 acres of traditional olive groves are abandoned and 1.2 million acres more could be also lost, equal to one-fifth of the total land area of all Spanish olive groves.

Apr. 23, 2019

In Slovenia, "The Tree Needs to Look Beautiful."

"A vine is like a lover," Miha Jakovcic says. "If you neglect it, even a little, it won’t forgive you. An olive tree, however, is like a mother. You can always come back to her,"

Apr. 10, 2019

Old Ways Endure at Award-Winning Farm in Slovenia

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.

Apr. 2, 2019

In Slovenia, Hard Work and Keeping it Simple

Franc Morgan planted his first trees thirty years ago on his farm in Grintovec. Going organic was the plan from the beginning and he became one of the first organic olive oil producers in Slovenia.

Apr. 7, 2015

Andalucia Journal: Pruning in Huescar

A recently sunny day brought me to an olive grove in Huescar to discover the importance of pruning olive trees.

Mar. 11, 2015

U.S. Program Provides Hand Tools to Olive Oil Producers in Lebanon

A U.S. foreign aid program in Lebanon is providing mechanized tools and training for farmers to increase the competitiveness of Lebanese olive oil abroad.

Mar. 3, 2015

Corsican Oils are 'Tree Harvested' or 'Old Style'

Corsican olive oil producers announced that their products will be labeled depending on whether the olives were picked or dropped to the ground.

Jan. 1, 2015

Traditional Olive Oil Production in Tunisia

Despite its rising place in the international ranking, Tunisian producers are still strongly tied to old traditions.

Dec. 1, 2014

A Merry 'Tonda Iblea' Harvest in Sicily

Daniele Miccione and his family had a good harvest in Buccheri, a small village in south-eastern Sicily where their award-winning Tuttotonda is born.

Nov. 20, 2014

Basilicata, Wild Olive of Southern Italy

New opportunities are coming to get to know the olive oils of Basilicata, a wild land that inspired great artists.

Nov. 17, 2014

Rome Journal: A Peek Inside the Olive Oil Mill Next Door

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.

Jan. 31, 2013

Harvest at a Tuscan Oliveto

My father has been traveling to Italy to spend a week picking Olives in the Tuscan hilltops at an Oliveto run by a childhood friend of his.

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