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Aug. 29, 2016

Corsica Rewards Grower for Olives Picked, and Those That Fell

A Corsican olive oil producer feared for her orchards after the Xylella fastidiosa bacteria was spreading on the island, but for the third consecutive year, Fabienne Maestracci was rewarded for the quality of her work.

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.

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.

May. 1, 2012

A New Harvester for Traditional Olive Groves

The prototype of what is hoped to be an affordable and efficient harvester for Spain’s traditional olive farms has been developed by researchers at the University of Córdoba.

Feb. 21, 2012

Innovative Study Analyzes Soil Loss in Andalusian Olive Groves

A joint study has analyzed soil loss in some olive groves in Granada planted 250 years ago in sloping areas

Apr. 17, 2011

Lack of Farm Workers in Argentina Weakens Vulnerable Olive Oil Industry

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

Andalusia Conference on the Future of Traditional Olive Oil Production

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.

Jan. 17, 2011

Boost for Palestinian Fair Trade Olive Oil

Canaan Fair Trade connects Palestinian producers with food lovers and socially and environmentally responsible communities around the world, said its founder Nasser Abufarha.

Dec. 12, 2010

The Rebirth of Corsican Olive Oil

Thanks to the growing appreciation of quality olive oil, Corsicans are again managing their orchards with pride and developing their olive oil with passion.

Nov. 15, 2010

Trás-os-Montes Producers Focus on Quality

The Trasmontanos are said to be daring and hardworking. Whether an accurate stereotype or not, something keeps propelling this region into the international spotlight for premium olive oil.

Nov. 9, 2010

Olive Oil from the Top of the World

In the Himalayan foothills Hartmut Bauder found a climate he calls "the opposite of Europe" and the perfect place to produce the only olive oil made in Nepal.

Sep. 6, 2010

Berkeley Olive Grove: Old Ways in the New World

Ask Darro Grieco what makes his award-winning EVOO so good and he'll say it's the old Mission trees, dry farming and hand-harvesting. Are we still in California?

Aug. 19, 2010

Hillstone Olive Oil: Rooted in Tradition

Laurie Schuler-Flynn and Amy DelBondio's award-winning Hillstone olive oil reflects their consummate care throughout the production process. After all, their grandmothers are watching.

Jul. 31, 2010

AEMO Report: Traditional Olive Oil Cultivation No Longer Profitable

The report offers data from a number of industry experts to conclude that the rising costs of olive oil production are higher than the market prices.

Jul. 26, 2010

Q&A with Piero Gonnelli, Frantoio Santa Tea

"One kind of fish has a different flavor from another. It's the same with olives; every product has certain characteristics that are reflected in the flavor." Piero Gonnelli

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