Tunisia

Jan. 16, 2020

Tunisian Olive Oil Producer Will Use Blockchain Technology to Fight Fraud

Combating food fraud and ensuring authenticity will be an important part of a company’s success moving forward.

Nov. 5, 2019

Algerian Runner Abed El-Hachemi Wins 7th Olive Tree Marathon in Sfax

El-Hachemi finished first again with a 2:44 finish at the 2019 Marathon of the Olive Trees.

Oct. 17, 2019

Tunisia Expects Record-Setting Harvest

Thanks to above average rainfall, Tunisia is set for a record harvest, with predictions of a yield of 350,000 tons.

Oct. 9, 2019

Better Harvests Predicted in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia

A European Commission report predicts a three-percent increase in olive oil production in the E.U. due to reduced pest activity and some countries entering an on-year.

Aug. 8, 2019

Tunisia Predicts a Bumper Olive Harvest

A strong season would be a ray of light for the North African country, which has been thrown into a heightened state of political turmoil by the recent death of president Beji Caid Essebsi.

Apr. 3, 2019

Organic Olive Cultivation Increasing Worldwide

The organic land area used for olive cultivation across the world has almost tripled since 2004.

Feb. 27, 2018

Tunisia: Window on a Traditional Olive World

There are scant funds to assist Tunisia's rural farmers' transition to a more efficient, high-quality production. Some locals say that's just fine with them, while others look to a more prosperous future,

Feb. 15, 2018

Tunisia Seeks Renewal Through the Olive Tree

Seven years after a sweeping revolution in 2011 ended a decades-long dictatorship, production of high-quality extra-virgin olive oil has become a symbol of renewal and rallying call.

Feb. 8, 2018

Tunisia: Land of the Olive Tree

An Olive Oil Times reporter traveled to Tunisia to better understand this nation’s olive oil and learn about efforts to increase exports, which was the focus of the second edition of the Olive Festival of Sfax.

Jan. 10, 2018

Proper Application of Fertilizers May Lead to More Consistent Olive Harvests

A study finds that periodic fertilization with nitrogen, phosphate and potassium decreases the alternate bearing pattern of olive trees.

Dec. 12, 2017

Tunisia Sees Opportunity in Organic Production

Ninety-five percent of Tunisia’s olive groves are tended using traditional practices without the use of any pesticides.

Jul. 25, 2017

Project to Plant Acacia Trees in Tunisia Combats Desertification

The brainchild of a 29-year-old women social entrepreneur, a project in Tunisia plants acacia trees to address water scarcity and desertification.

Jun. 19, 2017

Gold for Tunisia Heralds Start of New Beginning

Karim Fitouri of Olivko says his Gold Award at NYIOOC marks the beginning of Tunisia's transformation from a bulk producer for the export market to a country known for its high-quality olive oil.

Feb. 29, 2016

Europe Affirms Market Won't Be Affected by Duty-Free Olive Oil from Tunisia

The European Parliament is set to vote on the adoption of a proposed duty-free olive oil import measure meant to aid Tunisia after recent terror attacks

Jan. 27, 2016

EU to Import 70,000 Tons of Duty-Free Tunisian Olive Oil to Help Recovery Since Terror Attacks

European Members of Parliament have endorsed a plan to help the Tunisian economy in the wake of last year’s terrorists attacks by allowing 70,000 tons of duty-free olive oil imports.

Jan. 11, 2016

Tunisia’s Output Drops from Last Year's Record

Tunisia is reporting a sharp decline in olive oil production as early indications for 2015/16 reveal a 60 percent drop from last year's record harvest.

Dec. 14, 2015

Farmers in Spain Seek Stop to Duty-Free Imports from Morocco

COAG Andalucia raises concerns over Moroccan olive oil imports after the annulment of 2012 EU trade agreement.

Nov. 30, 2015

Politicized Debate in Greece Over Proposed EU Increase in Tunisian Quotas

Greek unionists and politicians have belatedly begun to debate the European Commission (EC) proposal to increase duty-free imports of Tunisian olive oil into the EU.

Oct. 19, 2015

EU Farmers' Group Criticizes Plan to Increase Tunisian Olive Oil Imports

A plan to let more Tunisian olive oil into the EU has come under fire from Copa-Cogeca.

Oct. 13, 2015

Tunisia Has a Moment as Top Olive Oil Exporter

Tunisia exported more olive oil than any other country for the 2014/2015 season

Sep. 28, 2015

Italian Farmers Speak Out Against New EU Quota for Tunisian Olive Oil Imports

A proposed increase in Tunisia's quota will be damaging to the Italian sector, according to a farmers' group.

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