Apr. 27, 2024

The Resilience of Tunisia’s Endemic Olive Varieties

Fermes Ali Sfar has garnered international acclaim for its Chetoui and Chemlali monovarietals.

Apr. 9, 2024

Tunisian Ag Minister Urges Sector to Take Advantage of Bumper Harvest

Olive oil production rebounded in the 2023/24 crop year. Abdelmonem Belati believes the sector must work together to export extra virgin olive oil quickly.

Mar. 27, 2024

Technology Drives the Ambitions of Tunisia’s Largest Olive Oil Producer

The CHO Group was an early adopter of blockchain technology for traceability. Now, they are turning to AI to help mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Feb. 1, 2024

Tunisia's Olive Oil Price Cap Gets Mixed Response from Consumers

The government capped the price of olive oil to keep household costs down, but locals question the efficacy of the plan.

Jan. 9, 2024

Tour in Tunisia Explores Olive Oil Culture and Cuisine

The Sfax Oleo Tour takes visitors on an eclectic trip through the olive oil-soaked region, visiting groves and sampling the many local delicacies.

Dec. 18, 2023

Tunisia Takes Measures to Lower Olive Oil Prices at Home as Export Revenues Fall

Low fixed prices for Tunisian bulk exports to Europe mean Tunisian farmers are not benefiting from the surge in global olive oil prices.

Aug. 2, 2023

Leading Tunisian Bulk Olive Oil Exporter Pivots to Adding Value

The exporter seeks to expand shipments across Asia, while investing in sustainable farming to promote soil water retention capabilities at home.

Jul. 26, 2023

Tunisia Plans to Expand Olive Oil Exports to South Korea

Agriculture officials and diplomatic staff touted the country's rising profile as a high-quality producer of olive oil at a local event in South Korea.

Jul. 25, 2023

Olive Oil Producer Raises €500K Through Crypto Bonds

Lamar Olive Oil raised the money by issuing blockchain-based bonds denominated in the EUROe stablecoin, which is backed by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority.

Jul. 12, 2023

Quality Places Cambodian Importer on World Stage

Tiger Power imports Tunisian extra virgin olive oil produced on the company farm in Nabeul and sourced from other local growers.

Jun. 27, 2023

How Awards Helped One Tunisian Producer Thrive in the Lucrative U.S. Market

The NYIOOC award-winning producer behind Massiva combines generations of olive oil production experience with adept marketing.

May. 17, 2023

Global Olive Oil Production Predicted to Rebound

USDA economists project that production will rise in Europe and Tunisia.

May. 4, 2023

Tunisian Producers Celebrate Victory After Season Plagued by Drought

Producers overcame the country’s severe drought and macroeconomic difficulties to win 27 awards at the World Competition.


Jul. 29, 2021

World Bank Member to Provide Small Tunisian Growers With Advisory Services and Training

With climate change becoming an increasing threat, the new training initiative aims to boost the North African country's small-scale producers' resilience to adverse weather events.

Jul. 13, 2021

U.K. Drops Tariffs on Tunisian Olive Oil Imports After Signing Trade Deal

Tunisia can now export up to 7,723 tons of olive oil to the United Kingdom duty-free, more than was exported in 2019.

Jun. 7, 2021

After Poor Harvest, a Record Year for Tunisia at World Olive Oil Competition

Tunisian producers overcame the lack of rainfall in 2020 and earned a record-high tally of 30 awards at the 2021 NYIOOC.

May. 6, 2021

Lower Yields in Tunisia Push Prices Higher

The growth in packaged olive oil exports has helped fuel the increase in prices per unit.

Mar. 10, 2021

Tunisia Works With Producers to Add Value to Branded Exports

Olive oil exporters in Tunisia hope to double exports of bottled olive oil in the next five years. The government plans to help by easing bureaucratic hurdles and promoting quality.

Feb. 6, 2021

A Pioneering Blind Sensory Panel in Tunisia

A group of young blind Tunisians seeks certification of its tasting panel program.

Jan. 20, 2021

Tunisian Exporters See Opportunities Abroad

Tunisian exporters aim to expand their presence in China and consolidate their growing presence in the American market. Europe remains by far the largest importer of Tunisian olive oil.

Oct. 5, 2020

After Record Year, Tunisian Production Falters

Low levels of rainfall and poor agronomic practices have made what was expected to be a down cycle in Tunisia even worse.