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. 30, 2022
Centuries-Old Groves Restored and Harvested at Trajan's Historic Home
Dubbed Trajan’s Olive Oil, the initiative is an efforts to revitalize agricultural production in the historically-industrial area.
Nov. 28, 2022
Spanish Company Awarded for 'Olive Beer'
Adding Empeltre olive extract during fermentation endows OliBa with the flavors, aromas and colors of the endemic Spanish variety, the company said.
Nov. 22, 2022
Thanksgiving with a Tuscan Twist
Extra virgin olive oil enhances classic Thanksgiving dishes, adding new flavor dimensions and lightening up the butter-soaked holiday.
Nov. 17, 2022
New Park in Molise Promotes Olive Tree Biodiversity, Social Inclusion
More than 20 regional olive varieties were planted at the Olive Tree Park in Termoli, Molise, which will host natural and cultural activities.
Nov. 15, 2022
Reimagining the Xylella-Devastated Landscape of Southern Puglia
Public and private stakeholders are working together in Salento province to plant new crops and revitalize the previously devastated landscape.
Sep. 27, 2022
Olive Farmer Unearths an Ancient Mosaic in Gaza
The Byzantine-era floor was discovered accidentally. However, the remains of walls and glass artifacts show that the area could yield even more stunning discoveries.
Aug. 26, 2022
Safeguarding Italy's Millenary Trees
Silent witnesses of history, Italy’s millenary olive trees have proven their resilience over time. Local organizations are working to protect them from climate change.
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. 3, 2022
A New Project to Promote Olive Oil Roads in Puglia
A new law provides funds to mark dedicated networks of olive oil roads, including farmers, tourism venues, millers and local municipalities.
Jul. 25, 2022
Olive Council Earmarks Funds to Promote Olive Culture
The IOC will cover up to 50 percent of the expenses that farmers, companies and institutions of its member countries incur to set up and run the projects.
Jul. 5, 2022
Cengizhan Şimşek Claims Başpehlivan Title at 661st Kırkpınar
Twenty-six-year-old Cengizhan Şimşek defeated several former champions en route to his victory at the 661st edition of the world’s oldest sporting event.
Jun. 28, 2022
Italy to Provide €1.5M to Develop Pakistani Olive Oil Sector
In the latest chapter of cooperation between the two countries, Italy will help improve production technology and promote olive oil’s health benefits.
Mar. 7, 2022
Rome Joins Olive Oil Tourism Network Città dell'Olio
The Italian capital has formally joined Città dell'Olio to promote olive oil culture, oleotourism and the restoration of abandoned groves.
Mar. 2, 2022
Former Fighter Pilot Steers Loopline Olives to the World Stage
On New Zealand's North Island, Stephen Davies Howard has taken advantage of the Mediterranean climate to produce award-winning olive oils.
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.
Feb. 10, 2022
New Rules in Italy Set Standards for Oleotourism Operators
The rules create guidelines for certified operators two years after oletourism's inclusion in the national budget.
Dec. 17, 2021
New Efforts Underway to Restore Abandoned Olive Groves in Sardinia
Filiera Olivicola Sardegna is raising money to train and hire locals to restore abandoned olive groves in the northwest of the Mediterranean’s second-largest island.
Dec. 9, 2021
Centonze, a Forward-Looking Farm Rooted in Sicily's History
In western Sicily’s Belice Valley, Centonze produces award-winning extra virgin olive oil, celebrating the land and history, while focusing on sustainability and innovation.
Dec. 8, 2021
In Italy, a New Beer Made from Olive Leaves
Birra Olea is made from local olive leaves, which the brewer says lend a smokey flavor and antioxidants.
Dec. 6, 2021
Archaeologists Gather Online to Celebrate the History of The Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet dates back thousands of years. Archaeologists want to make sure its history is always preserved.