Aug. 4, 2022
High temperatures, windy weather and dry soil served as a catalyst for the estimated 279 wildfires burning across the central Italian region.
Aug. 1, 2022
Experts said farmers and producers must invest in modern irrigation infrastructure and prevent soil degradation to mitigate the impacts of climate change on Spanish producers.
Jul. 13, 2022
After a promising start to 2022, with plenty of blossoms on the olive trees, heat and dry weather have led to a significant fruit drop and a lower-than-expected harvest.
Jul. 11, 2022
The Olive Oil Commission of California, which represents 90 percent of the state’s production, said its members will produce 1.8 million gallons this crop year.
Jun. 27, 2022
The new government in Islamabad will continue previous olive growing projects as part of its initiative to modernize the agricultural sector.
May. 20, 2022
Water stress has already reduced expected winter crop yields in Italy and Spain. Exceptionally dry conditions are expected to continue for the next few months.
May. 18, 2022
With the prospect of global temperatures exceeding the 1.5 °C threshold, major olive farming regions can expect less precipitation.
May. 16, 2022
The unprecedented heatwave also has caused glacial floods and power outages. Further temperature rises are expected.
May. 5, 2022
The olive-harvesting season has started in Argentina, but farmers expect low yields and rising costs.
May. 3, 2022
Rising global temperatures and increasing atmospheric aridity are accelerating the trend of flash droughts, which can devastate agriculture.
Oct. 27, 2021
Steep price rises for energy and fuel are adding unprecedented costs for producers. Meanwhile, agricultural associations warn drought-induced damage is worse than previously predicted.
Oct. 21, 2021
After last year's outstanding harvest, Tuscan producers are preparing for a lighter one. A hot and dry summer is partly to blame.
Oct. 21, 2021
Climate change is causing extensive damage to global agriculture. A new report warns that some of the worst impacts may be irreversible by 2030.
Oct. 19, 2021
Spain is expected to produce about 1.3 million tons of olive oil in the 2021/22 crop year. Poor weather conditions in Andalusia are largely to blame.
Oct. 5, 2021
Africa Climate Week highlighted the role of agriculture in the continent’s worsening desertification and climate crises, and its role in the potential recovery.
Oct. 4, 2021
Olive oil production is expected to rebound in Puglia and other southern regions, while Central and Northern producers stand to face a disappointing season.
Sep. 30, 2021
The Zlatna Šoltanka cooperative is preparing for a 25-percent lower yield than last year’s. Still, its founder emphasizes that quality trumps quantity.