Dec. 12, 2022
Despite rising production costs and persistent challenges from imports, Israeli olive oil producers anticipate a bumper harvest and improved market share.
Dec. 8, 2022
In Turkey, Olive Oil Exports Rise with Prices and Production
The rising volume and value of Turkish olive oil exports have been fueled by strong production, surging prices and more branded oils.
Dec. 5, 2022
Rising Olive Oil Prices, Exports Help Sustain Tunisian Trade Balance
Olive oil accounted for 40 percent of agricultural export value. An increased focus on branding and organic farming might further grow the sector’s value.
Nov. 28, 2022
Low Availability and Rising Prices Spark Concerns of Olive Oil Fraud in Morocco
Already-high olive oil prices could rise a further 25 percent, which would put the product out of reach of many of the country’s consumers.
Nov. 18, 2022
Bumper Crop Expected in Syria Amid Ongoing Civil War
Local sources say production may reach 125,000 tons, a significant increase from the previous year. However, the future of olive growing in the country remains uncertain.
Nov. 18, 2022
Producers in Algeria Anticipate Worst Harvest in 30 Years
North Africa’s largest country is expected to produce just 30,000 tons of olive oil in the 2022/23 crop year, about one-third of the rolling five-year average.
Nov. 10, 2022 Africa / Middle East
A Predicted Record Harvest Would Make Turkey the World’s Second-Largest Olive Oil Producer
Oct. 12, 2022 Africa / Middle East
Tunisian Olive Oil Production Falls to 23 Percent Below Five-Year Average
Sep. 22, 2022
Rising Prices Expose Untapped Potential for Tunisian Exports
Rising olive oil prices at origins have seen Tunisian exports increase in value by one-third in the past year, even as volumes dipped.
Sep. 20, 2022
Morrocan Olive Oil Exports Rise After Last Year's Bumper Crop
The Ministry of Agriculture said international sales of olive oil increased by 47 percent, with most new olive oil shipments headed to Europe.
Sep. 14, 2022
Temperatures Rising in Africa Faster than Global Average
A new report attributed steadily rising temperatures and climate change to more prevalent drought, increased water scarcity, poor harvests and more extreme weather events.
Sep. 7, 2022
Farmers in Morocco Prepare for Modest Yield
After last year’s record-high production, the North African country’s two largest olive-growing regions are expecting small harvests.
Sep. 6, 2022
Producers in South Africa Expect to Match Results of Last Year's Record Harvest
While producers celebrate a third consecutive bountiful harvest, there is growing concern about rising costs and load shedding.
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. 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.
Apr. 6, 2022
Moroccan Producers Anticipate Near-Record Harvest
Olive oil production is expected to reach 200,000 tons for the second time in Morocco. Recently-planted olive trees and improved irrigation are partially responsible.
Apr. 5, 2022
Turkey Suspends Exports of Agricultural Products, Bulk Olive Oil
The government implemented export restrictions to prevent food shortages. Turley’s olive oil sector disputed the export curb on bulk olive oil, claiming that supply can satisfy demand.
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.
Jan. 27, 2022
Olive Oil Production in Lebanon Becomes Nearly Impossible as Crises Deepen
Local olive oil has become a luxury for most of the population amid financial and political turmoil.
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.
Dec. 16, 2021
Political and Economic Crises Complicate the Harvest in Lebanon
Rising production costs and a weak local currency have hampered the harvest for olive farmers.
Dec. 6, 2021
Climate Extremes, Conflict Complicate Harvest in Palestine
Fighting in the West Bank are crippling the harvest, while climate change is blamed for lower yields in the Gaza Strip.
Nov. 30, 2021
Egypt Expects Lower Production After Extreme Weather Damages Groves
In many parts of Egypt, yields are expected to be between 50 and 80-percent below the average. However, producers are optimistic about the future.