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Nov. 30, 2022

New Tool Measures Soil-Atmosphere Interactions to Optimize Farming Practices

Mapping soil heat transmission may help determine optimal land management practices and appropriate crops to plant as the climate changes.

Nov. 22, 2022

Compensation for Climatically Vulnerable Countries Agreed at COP27

The final agreement agreed to “loss and damage” payments for developing economies and reinforced commitments to lower emissions but not phase out fossil fuels.

Nov. 22, 2022

Multinational Food Producers Call for Swift Change in Agricultural Practices

Some of the world’s largest food producers and agribusinesses said a shift to regenerative farming is necessary to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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Nov. 18, 2022

COP27 Report: Developing Nations Need $1 Trillion Yearly to Fight Climate Change

Combined funding from domestic and international sources needed to mitigate the effects of climate change on less developed countries should exceed $2 trillion by 2030.

Nov. 9, 2022

Study: Climate Change Continues to Threaten Global Health

Experts from a range of organizations illustrated the impacts of hydrocarbon-fueled climate change on food security, infectious disease and health-related illnesses.

Nov. 9, 2022

Olive Council Publishes Document Archive

The database includes historical trade standards, quality measuring methods and best practices for table olive and olive oil production.

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Oct. 27, 2022

How Intensive Agriculture and Olive Cultivation Impact Soil Health

While intensive agriculture degrades soil health in seasonal crops, the same cannot be conclusively said about olives.

Oct. 27, 2022

Australian Heatwave Harbinger of Hot Summer, Hotter Century

Temperatures in northeastern Australia are 5 ºC higher than the average monthly highs.

Oct. 27, 2022

Events Across Italy Set to Celebrate Traditional Olive Groves

Nearly 170 cities across the country will hold educational, cultural and tasting events in traditional olive groves and mills.

Oct. 24, 2022

Farmers in Gaza Expect Bumper Harvest

Growers expect to harvest 45 tons of olives, allowing them to meet domestic demand for olive oil and table olives and export the rest.

Oct. 24, 2022

Researchers in Spain Investigate Positive Organoleptic Attributes of EVOO

A study identifies new methods to better understand the "green fruity" and "ripe fruity" organoleptic profiles of extra virgin olive oil.

Oct. 12, 2022

Hot Weather Weakens Plant Immune System, Study Finds

Uncertainty exists among scientists worldwide about why plants’ defenses against pathogens fade away under rising temperatures. However, the cure may lie in genetics.

Oct. 10, 2022

Farmers in Lazio Kick Off Harvest at Emperor Hadrian's Estate

Agricultural associations used the event to emphasize the challenges facing traditional olive farmers in Italy.

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Jul. 11, 2022

Report: Mediterranean Agricultural Biodiversity at Risk

The Agrobiodiversity Index Report 2021 shows diversity is the key to MedDiet survival in a world increasingly dominated by monocultures and provides recommendations.

Jul. 5, 2022

Cengizhan Şimşek Claims Başpehlivan Title at 661st Kırkpınar

Twenty-six-year-old Cengizhan Şimşek defeated several former champions en route to his victory at the 661st edition of the world’s oldest sporting event.

Jun. 22, 2022

One of the Oldest Examples of Nonnative Olive Cultivation Uncovered in Jordan Valley

Archaeological remains in the Central Jordan Valley show evidence of the oldest example of olives being farmed outside their naturally-occurring range.

Jun. 15, 2022

World Bank Investing Nearly €30B to Improve Global Food Security

The global development bank will invest in making food systems more resilient to climate extremes, disease, conflict and trade disruptions.

Jun. 8, 2022

Report: Extreme Weather Events Are Getting Worse, Affecting Food Availability

The World Meteorological Organization warned that time is running out to prevent climate change from further negatively impacting global food security.

Jun. 2, 2022

Studying Plant Reactions to Environmental Stressors Key to Sustainable Agriculture

New research into plants’ molecular response to mechanical stimulation sheds new light on their response to environmental stressors and development.

May. 31, 2022

Report: Food System Reform Can Reverse Deforestation and Desertification

The United Nations report recommended shifting to regenerative agricultural techniques and eating more plant-based diets as effective reforms.

May. 26, 2022

Droughts Are More Frequent, Lasting Longer and Accelerating Water Shortages, U.N. Says

By 2030,700 million people will be at risk of displacement due to drought. Shifting to plant-based diets is among the solutions.

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