Production

Aug. 2, 2022

The Bid to Boost Olive Oil Quality on Crete

The island’s olive oil sector is looking to implement modern cultivating methods and production practices to improve quality and add value.

Aug. 1, 2022

Climate Change Taking a Toll on Andalusian Olive Oil Production

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.

Aug. 1, 2022

In Japan, Producers Reflect on An Award-Winning Year

Producers in Japan combined to earn a record-tying four Gold Awards and two Silver Awards, overcoming formidable harvest-year challenges.

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Aug. 1, 2022

Xylella Fastidiosa Containment Protocol Proves Effective in Puglia

Groves following the treatment protocol to prevent the spread of the disease are healthy and produce award-winning olive oil.

Jul. 29, 2022

Meet the Pioneering Couple Who Introduced Olive Growing to One Greek Island

When Tassis and Rena Laskaridis settled in Lemnos 15 years ago, there were few olive trees around.

Jul. 25, 2022

Rising Olive Oil Prices Do Not Slow Consumption in Europe

Growing demand from households and the recovery of the foodservice sector are the main drivers increasing olive oil sales in the E.U.

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Jul. 18, 2022

New Financial Aid for Apulian Millers Crippled by Xylella Fastidiosa

Millers will be eligible for payments of up to €200,000. The new €35 million funding is part of the broader olive sector recovery plan.

Jul. 18, 2022

Adding Water During Olive Oil Production Lowers Quality, Researchers Find

Arbequina extra virgin olive oil produced without added water had higher levels of polyphenol and better oxidative stability than oils produced with added water.

Jul. 15, 2022

Award-Winning Producer Emphasizes Sustainable Expansion in the Jordan Desert

Jordan’s only award-winning producer at the 2022 NYIOOC reflects on the role of preserving the environment on quality and prepare for the post-Covid world.

Jul. 13, 2022

Olive Oil Production Expected to Decrease in Italy Due to Ongoing Drought

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. 13, 2022

One-Third Fewer Olive Farms in Italy Now Than in 2010, Report Finds

Rising production costs and changing dynamics in the sector explain the decreasing number of groves. The new Common Agricultural Policy may help reverse the situation.

Jul. 11, 2022

Israeli Producers Celebrate Record Year at World Competition

Despite having its worst harvest in a decade, Israeli producers earned a record-high number of awards at the World Competition.

Jul. 11, 2022

Olive Farming Is Key to Saving the Forests of Balochistan

Officials and environmental activists believe olive farming and oil production could help prevent illegal logging in wild forests.

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Jun. 27, 2022

Olive Oil Production Revived in The Former Papal States

In Latina and Frisone, just south of Rome, producers are working to increase yields and quality while promoting oleotourism and their historic connection to the Vatican.

Jun. 22, 2022

Experience, Knowledge Drive Success of Award-Winning Producer in Japan

The Nippon Olive Company earned two Gold Awards at the 2022 NYIOOC, attributing the success to seven decades of experience and the Mediterranean climate.

Jun. 22, 2022

Greek Court Rules in Favor of Olive Producers of Messenia

The court ruled that only Messenian producers can use the term ‘Kalamata Olives’ to market their Kalamon olives.

Jun. 22, 2022

Croatia’s Zadar County Celebrates NYIOOC Success in Official Ceremony

Local officials praised the efforts of olive oil producers who yielded eleven awards at the World Competition. Their success was attributed to hard work and cooperation.

Jun. 22, 2022

Northern Italy's Drought Continues to Worsen

Farmers’ associations estimate that crop yields will be significantly impacted as local authorities put limits on the amount of water available for irrigation.

Jun. 22, 2022

NYIOOC Wins Waylay Economic Woes for Producers in Southern Cone

South American producers from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay combined to earn the highest number of awards for the region since 2019.

Jun. 22, 2022

Italian Producers Again the Most Awarded in World Competition

Despite a challenging season, Italian producers earned 158 awards at the NYIOOC World Competition and led the way with organic olive oils too.

Jun. 22, 2022

Scientists Identify Gene Responsible for Olive Oil’s Aroma

Researchers determined that manipulating the 13-HPL gene could allow farmers to predict olive oil aroma or create new cultivars with specific aromas.

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