Dec. 9, 2022
Poor harvests in Western Europe contrast bumper crops in Greece and the Balkan Peninsula.
Dec. 5, 2022
Olive Fruit Fly Could Undermine Greek Olive Oil Production
The fruit fly threatens expectations of a bumper crop. Experts suggest a change in established practices of fighting the pest.
Nov. 30, 2022
Greek Prime Minister Pledges to Restore Amfissa Olive Grove
Konstantinos Mitsotakis said that 60,000 olive trees will be planted in Amfissa. New initiatives are being planned to add value to its olives and olive oil.
Oct. 31, 2022
In Greece, Millers Call for Subsidies to Soften Impact of Rising Costs
Olive oil mill owners want the same energy subsidies given to bakers and bread manufacturers to cover the cost of rising energy bills.
Oct. 27, 2022
Meet an Award-Winning Producer Promoting Greek Oils in Berlin
Amadeus Tzamouranis is connecting German consumers with olive oil producers in Kalamata.
Oct. 17, 2022
Greece Hails Strong Presence in U.S. Table Olive Market as Exports Rise
Greece ranked second among table olives exporters to the United States in the first half of 2022 but received the highest prices.
Aug. 10, 2022
An Olive Tree Garden of Peace is Innagurated on Crete
The grove comprises 21 olive varieties from countries around the world. Its creators hope it fosters a sense of peace and community among olive-producing nations.
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
Farmers in Ancient Olympia Are Restoring Olive Groves Destroyed in Last Year's Fires
Almost a year after devastating wildfires destroyed more than 400,000 trees in the region, the new Koroneiki plants represent a lifeline to the local community.
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. 11, 2022
Flames Engulf the Ancient Olive Grove of Amfissa
According to initial estimates, 30,000 to 40,000 trees were destroyed in fires that swept through some of the oldest olive groves in Greece.
Jul. 5, 2022
Greek Producers Reject Restrictions on Use of 'Kalamata’ on Table Olives
According to the interprofessional, producers of Kalamata olives outside of Messenia will suffer “immeasurable damage” as a result of the restrictions.
Jun. 27, 2022
Award Winners in Greece Discuss a Feverish Season Before a Bountiful Harvest
The 2021/22 crop year required a swift harvest and milling due to unusually high temperatures. The coming crop year is shaping up to be better.
Nov. 8, 2021
Heavy Downpours Dampen Harvest Outlook in Greece
Many producing regions, especially in the western part of the country, were hit with a deluge that some farmers say is becoming more common.
Oct. 5, 2021
Olive Oil Production in Greece Expected to Slip
Greek olive oil production will be off 20 percent from last year's yield, early estimates say.
Sep. 29, 2021
Book Lays Out Best Practices for Olive Oil Production in Greece
In his third book, Vasilios Frantzolas dispels production myths still prevalent in Greece.
Aug. 17, 2021
Heatwave, Deadly Fires Threaten the Approaching Olive Harvest in Greece
The ongoing drought has led to wildfires burning around the country, damaging olive trees, and further diminishing the prospects of the 2021 harvest.
Aug. 4, 2021
Greece Requests Aid for Expected Drop in Olive Oil and Table Olive Production
Some olive-producing regions in Greece are expecting yields to fall by 70 to 90 percent after a year of erratic weather conditions.
Aug. 2, 2021
Researchers Seek Better Understanding of Olive Drupe Development
By studying the molecular and physiological profiles of the drupes during the stages of development, researchers hope to optimize olive oil and table olive production.
Jul. 20, 2021
New E.U. Ag Policy Could Benefit Greek Olive Growers If Requirements Are Met
Funding for Greek farmers is expected to exceed €20 billion under the new subsidy program. However, some worry that small olive growers will miss out.
Jul. 12, 2021
Exporters' Association of Crete Rejects Nutri-Score
The association argues that the application of Nutri-Score on the island’s olive oil and honey would be catastrophic for producers and consumers alike.