Dec. 12, 2022
Authorities anticipate olive oil production could reach 17,000 tons in 2022/23. They hope the bumper harvest will result in more exports and stimulate domestic consumption.
Nov. 10, 2022
Azerbaijan President Inaugurates Country's Largest Olive Mill
The country's largest mill has been built ahead of an anticipated boom in table olive and olive oil production.
Nov. 9, 2022
Record Harvest in Herzegovina Heralds Expansion of Olive Growing in Western Balkans
Herzegovina produced 280,000 liters of olive oil. Officials plan to triple the amount of land dedicated to olive growing in the coming years.
Oct. 27, 2022
How Intensive Agriculture and Olive Cultivation Impact Soil Health
While intensive agriculture degrades soil health in seasonal crops, the same cannot be conclusively said about olives.
Sep. 29, 2022
Organic Olive Groves Continue to Flourish in Spain
Andalusia and Aragón experienced the most significant increases in organic olive cultivation.
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. 1, 2022 News Briefs
Farmers in Ancient Olympia Are Restoring Olive Groves Destroyed in Last Year's Fires
Jun. 22, 2022 Olive Varieties
One of the Oldest Examples of Nonnative Olive Cultivation Uncovered in Jordan Valley
Mar. 31, 2022
Olive Farmers in Pakistan Seek Government Assistance to Scale Production
Some farmers in Pakistan are replacing traditional crops with olives, but need government subsidies to install irrigation systems and mill their fruits.
Mar. 2, 2022
Charities to Plant 25,000 Olive Trees in Palestine
The trees will be planted across the West Bank in an effort to replace some of those that were destroyed by conflict and help boost the state’s economy.
Feb. 28, 2022
In Pakistan, Efforts to Grow Olives in Underdeveloped Areas Begin to Bear Fruit
Under the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Project, Pakistan is growing thousands of olive trees in its northwestern region, a former hotbed for terrorism after 9/11.
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. 8, 2022
Officials Hope Winning Results Spur Olive Production in Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina has experienced faster growth in olive tree cultivation than any other European country since 1977. Quality has also improved.
Jan. 19, 2022
Olive Groves Continue Steady Expansion Across Spain
The number of olive groves in Spain increased by 19,230 hectares last year. The Canary Islands and Castilla y Leon experienced the most growth.
Dec. 18, 2021
Olive Cultivation Is Expanding in Georgia
Local olive farmers and the International Olive Council are working to expand olive growing using imported and native olive varieties.
Dec. 18, 2020
Modern Olive Growing Starting to Overtake Traditional Methods
While the majority of olive oil production still comes from traditional growers in the Mediterranean, newer farms are focusing on more efficient orchards and experiencing a steady growth in production.
Aug. 17, 2020
Researchers Test New Olive Varieties to Improve Sustainability
A team in Andalusia is testing a hedge cultivation system that could be more profitable for growers and sustainable for the environment.
Aug. 12, 2020
Destruction of Olive Trees in West Bank Is an Attack on Palestinian Sovereignty, Activists Say
The vandalism comes at a time when Palestinian olive oil production is being threatened by Israel’s steady acquisition of territory in the West Bank.
Aug. 10, 2020
Seeing the Olive Tree as a Living Being
Beware the mistakes in growing strategies when the olive tree is treated as a machine.
Jul. 30, 2020
How Many Olive Varieties Are There and Which Are the Most Popular?
There are more than one thousand olive varieties growing in dozens of countries on six continents. Here are a few of the most common used in table olive and olive oil production.
Jul. 20, 2020
Organic Olive Cultivation Continues to Grow in Spain
The land area dedicated to organic olive farming in Spain rose to 209,288 hectares in 2019.
Apr. 20, 2020
Pakistan Bets Big on Local Olive Oil Production
A new government project is providing support and training for olive growers and oil producers. The goal of Pak Olive is to boost Pakistan's fledgling olive oil industry from relative obscurity to international recognition.
Mar. 10, 2020
Native Andalusian Olive Varieties Could Be Wiped Out by 2100, Researchers Warn
Six of seven varieties studied are expected to have less land suitable for their cultivation. Picual is the exception.