Tunisia

May. 11, 2022

New Rules for Tunisian Olive Oil Exports to Europe

Tunisian producers who hope to qualify for the E.U.’s duty-free quota must provide details about their shipments and obtain permission from the agricultural ministry.

Apr. 11, 2022

Olive Oil Sales and Exports on the Rise in Tunisia and Spain

Olive oil prices are also rising in both countries but producers are not always seeing the benefit.

Mar. 7, 2022

Report: Climate Change Will Dramatically Reduce Tunisian Olive Oil Production

The National Observatory for Agriculture estimated that olive oil production may decrease by up to 70 percent if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate.

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Jan. 17, 2022

European Bank Provides New Funds for Olive Growing and Irrigation Projects in Tunisia

The combined €55 million in funding comes as officials in the Italian olive oil sector call on the European Commission to end its duty-free import quotas from Tunisia.

Nov. 4, 2021

Tunisian Olive Oil Producers Thrive Despite Political Turmoil

While one of the world’s largest olive-producing nations undergoes shifts that worry international observers, olive growers are more concerned about climate change.

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.

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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.

Aug. 31, 2020

Tunisian Exports on Record-Breaking Pace

Tunisia’s National Olive Oil Board attributes the record-setting exports to a bumper crop and impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe.

Jun. 30, 2020

Tunisia Asks Europe to Increase Duty-Free Imports

The head of Tunisia's National Olive Oil Board has formally requested that Brussels nearly double existing duty-free olive oil import quotas to 100,000 tons per year.

May. 20, 2020

Tunisian Olive Oils Reach New Heights in World Competition

Despite the political and economic difficulties, Tunisian olive oils won more quality awards at this year's World Olive Oil Competition than ever before.

Apr. 29, 2020

Tunisia Exports 146,000 Tons of Olive Oil Amid Covid-19 Crisis

While Tunisia's exports of olive oil slowed during the coronavirus crisis, the country had seen relative success in continuing activity and reaching foreign markets.

Feb. 3, 2020

Troubles Persist for Tunisian Olive Oil, As Officials Hope to Turn a Corner

Bureaucratic and technological hurdles, decreasing olive oil prices and political difficulties may hinder ambitious plans to expand the Tunisian olive oil sector.

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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.

Jun. 9, 2017

Japan Extends Joint Research with Tunisia

A Japan-Tunisia collaboration will continue until 2021 with a focus on the development of food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products.

May. 26, 2017

Tunisia's Exports to EU Fall Despite Increased Duty-Free Quotas

Supplementary duty-free import quotas granted by the EU in 2016 have not resulted in an increase in Tunisian olive oil exports to the EU.

Apr. 26, 2017

Production, Exports Down in Tunisia but Optimism Remains High

Tunisian olive oil production and exports are down for this season as the country plans further investments in the sector.

Mar. 16, 2017

One Year After EU Allows Duty-Free Tunisian Imports, Italian Producers Assure Strict Controls

Assitol is pushing for transparency to dispel concerns over duty-free Tunisian imports while proposing the extension of computerized monitoring and supporting the new inter-trade organization to ensure more product guarantees.

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