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MEDITERRANEAN: Modern Olive Growing Starting to Overtake Traditional Methods

MEDITERRANEAN: Modern Olive Growing Starting to Overtake Traditional Methods | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
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.
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PORTUGAL Projects Record-Setting Exports

PORTUGAL Projects Record-Setting Exports | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A reduced olive yield in Portugal will not hin­der the growth of its olive oil exports, accord­ing to the Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development.
Lisbon expects exports to reach €600 mil­lion in 2020, up from €518 mil­lion in 2019 and €177 mil­lion in 2008, accord­ing to TrendEconomy, an inter­na­tional trade database.
Minister of Agriculture Maria do Céu Antunes said the trend demon­strates the growth of a ​“dynamic” sec­tor show­ing ​“great vitality.”

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Greece: Some Signs Suggest Better Outlook for Greek Farmers

Greece: Some Signs Suggest Better Outlook for Greek Farmers | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The lat­est data show signs of a pos­si­ble recov­ery for olive oil price at ori­gin in Greece. Local experts point to the advan­tages for Greek grow­ers that might arise from lower yields expected both in Spain and Italy.
The early har­vest is now start­ing in Laconia, where olive grow­ers col­lect the Athinoleia — one of the ancient and rare Greek olive vari­eties.

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IOC: Happy birthday World Olive Day

IOC: Happy birthday World Olive Day | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The IOC celebrates World Olive Day on 26 November every year, but this year marks the first anniversary since its official creation by UNESCO. To commemorate the occasion, the IOC has organized an international seminar on “The future of the olive sector”. Please join us from 10.30am by clicking on the following link: https://olyusei.zoom.us/j/98899675779 Séminaire […]
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Italy's olive oil production drops by a quarter as 'tree leprosy' takes toll

Italy's olive oil production drops by a quarter as 'tree leprosy' takes toll | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Italy’s southern orchards have been affected by hailstorms, drought and the Xylella bacteria.

Italy, the world’s second-largest exporter of olive oil, has seen output drop by a quarter this year, an agricultural lobby said, due to bad weather and a deadly bacteria.

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Climate and COVID Worry Farmers Preparing for Harvest

Climate and COVID Worry Farmers Preparing for Harvest | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

An Olive Oil Times survey reveals a season of growing uncertainties and challenges for olive oil producers.

It is an indus­try known for its hard­ships. But even the resilient olive tree and the stal­wart farm­ers used to the ever-chang­ing cir­cum­stances of nature are bend­ing under the stresses of the 2020 har­vest now under­way in the Northern Hemisphere.

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