Nov. 30, 2022
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.
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. 2, 2022
Poorest Countries Seek Debt Relief, Citing Costs of Climate Change
Known as the Vulnerable Twenty Group, the 58 members asked richer nations to forgive their debt and invest in climate change mitigation efforts.
Nov. 1, 2022
E.U. Asks Global Community to Accelerate Energy Transition Ahead of COP27
The 27-member bloc announced new strategies including stricter climate pledges. They said that 1.5 °C maximum temperature growth is still within reach.
Sep. 6, 2022
Chalkidiki Table Olives Hit by Hail Ahead of Harvest
Hail on the Chalkidiki peninsula damaged up to 20 percent of the region’s olives, incurring an estimated €1.8 million in damages.
Aug. 24, 2022
One Year After a Devastating Fire in Montenegro, Farmers Continue to Rebuild
While a court ruled that olive growers were entitled to some compensation, the emotional and cultural pains endure.
Jun. 10, 2022
Hundreds of Native Olive Trees Burned in Balochistan Wildfires
After two weeks of extensive blazes burning the forests of western Pakistan, authorities are beginning to estimate the damage to the olive sector.
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.
May. 25, 2022
Study: Decades of Heatwaves Have Gone Unreported
New research shows that many extreme events have not been investigated as researchers warn that such phenomena are becoming more frequent.
May. 16, 2022
Record Heatwave and Drought in Pakistan Threaten Crops and Olive Farming
The unprecedented heatwave also has caused glacial floods and power outages. Further temperature rises are expected.
Feb. 11, 2022
Campaign Aims to Replant Olive Trees of Olympia
Thousands of olive tree saplings will be handed out to local farmers to replant in the charred olive groves of Ancient Olympia.
Jan. 21, 2022
Greece to Compensate Olive Growers Impacted by Summer Fires
Full-time olive growers are expected to receive approximately €100 per destroyed olive tree, with half of the amount paid in advance.
Jan. 17, 2022
2021 Was Earth’s Fifth Hottest Year, Scientists Say
The annual average temperature in 2021 exceeded the modern average by 0.3 ºC, scientists at Europe’s Copernicus climate change service found.
Sep. 25, 2020
Italy Approves Aid for Mills Hit by 2018 Snow Storm
Italy pledged €8 million to help mills and processing cooperatives affected by the Burian snow storm.
Aug. 7, 2020
Farmers, Politicians Blame Each Other as Wildfires Burn in Puglia
Farmers have blamed the rapid spread of the wildfires on dead olive trees that were killed by Xylella fastidiosa and never removed by local governments. Some politicians have insinuated that these trees are being intentionally burned.
Jun. 1, 2020
Ancient Olive Trees Burn in Jordan Wildfires
Thousands of acres in one of the most important Jordan regions for olive oil production are burning.
May. 20, 2020
Monumental Olive Trees in Cyprus Destroyed by Wildfires
Wildfires ravaged northern Cyprus last weekend, destroying tens of thousands of acres of crops and forest. Olive growers and oil producers, already struggling as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, are facing additional challenges in the aftermath of the blaze.
Mar. 23, 2020
Coronavirus Deals Another Blow to an Industry Already Reeling
An Olive Oil Times survey reveals growing despair and uncertainty for an industry that seemed under attack even before the pandemic arrived.
Mar. 21, 2020
Farmers Help Fight Coronavirus in Spain
Farmers use their tractors to disinfect public places, while farmworkers are constrained by traffic limitations trying to reach work.
Mar. 21, 2020
Olive Oil Sales Jump While Italian Economy Shrinks From Covid-19
Italians are shopping in masks and gloves, but they're still shopping, and buying more than they used to. Olive oil sales in Italy have jumped 22 percent since Covid-19 hit, and stores are finding that Mediterranean diet staples are now the top sellers
Mar. 19, 2020
Demand for Olive Oil in Spain Rises as Country Goes Into Coronavirus Lockdown
As anxious shoppers crowded into supermarkets, olive oil was at the top of many of their lists. Factories are running 24/7 to ensure supermarket shelves remain stocked.