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ITALIAN Olive Sector Must Focus on Quality for Future Success, Report Finds

ITALIAN Olive Sector Must Focus on Quality for Future Success, Report Finds | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
A lack of cooperation throughout the sector is hurting producers’ bottom lines, according to an agricultural institute study.

The Italian olive sector lags largely below its potential because of the lack of a shared vision and solid data upon which the future of the industry should be developed, according to the latest report from the Institute for Services to the Agricultural Market (Ismea).

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GREECE: Exports and Prices Are Looking Up

GREECE: Exports and Prices Are Looking Up | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The lim­ited sup­ply of extra vir­gin olive oil in Europe has cre­ated the con­di­tions for an upward trend in pro­ducer prices in Greece.
However, the Greek mar­ket is mov­ing at a slug­gish pace due to traders’ reluc­tance to buy based on their medium-term needs. So far, olive oil prices remain unchanged since last December.

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LEBANON: Hardships Shift Focus to Exports

LEBANON: Hardships Shift Focus to Exports | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A devaluing local currency coupled with the scarcity of hard currencies has made production more expensive. Producers are turning to exports as a solution.

Lebanese olive oil pro­duc­tion is expected to reach 26,000 tons in the 2020/21 crop year, accord­ing to the lat­est data from the International Olive Council.
While this fig­ure is not too much higher than the rolling five-year aver­age (23,500 tons), a shift is begin­ning to take place in the sec­tor.

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CRETE: Bottlers Dispute Application for Crete PGI

CRETE: Bottlers Dispute Application for Crete PGI | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A heated debate between olive oil pro­duc­ers in Crete and Sevitel, the asso­ci­a­tion of Greek bot­tlers of olive oil, has ignited over the inten­tion of the Cretan pro­duc­ers to mar­ket their olive oil under one com­mon PGI label.
Α group of Cretan pro­duc­ers rep­re­sent­ing all the island’s regions has sub­mit­ted an appli­ca­tion to the Greek Ministry of Agriculture to obtain Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) sta­tus for the name ​“Crete” with the European Union.

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SPAIN: Andalusian Festival Inaugurates Virtual Event

SPAIN: Andalusian Festival Inaugurates Virtual Event | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Forty kilo­me­ters north of Málaga, in the heart of Andalusia’s Axorquia region, the tiny vil­lage of Riogordo will cel­e­brate its annual olive oil cul­ture fes­ti­val despite cur­rent COVID-19 con­tain­ment mea­sures.
This year, La Molienda de Riogordo will also inau­gu­rate an online com­pan­ion event, which will take place a few days before the fes­ti­val and is ded­i­cated to the many English-speak­ing res­i­dents of the region.

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SPAIN: Domestic Olive Oil Market Improves

SPAIN: Domestic Olive Oil Market Improves | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The 2020/21 crop year con­tin­ues to move in the right direc­tion in Spain, with olive oil sales in October and November increas­ing by 1.8 per­cent com­pared with the same period in the pre­vi­ous year.
According to the lat­est data released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, a total of 293,900 tons of olive oil were sold in the first two months of the cur­rent crop year.

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ITALY: Consumption, Exports of Italian PDOs and PGIs Keep Growing

ITALY: Consumption, Exports of Italian PDOs and PGIs Keep Growing | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Exports of Italian extra vir­gin olive oils with a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO or DOP) and Protected Geographical Indicator (PGI or IGP) increased by 55 per­cent over the last five years, ris­ing from €40 to €62 million.
Annual con­sump­tion of oils with pro­tected geo­graph­i­cal indi­ca­tions in Italy also increased by 28 per­cent, reach­ing almost €150 million.

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ITALY: Nutri-Score Will Damage Olive Oil Trade, Italian Producers Argue

ITALY: Nutri-Score Will Damage Olive Oil Trade, Italian Producers Argue | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Trade groups fear the widespread implementation of the Nutri-Score nutrition label will dilute the messages about extra virgin olive oil’s health benefits and hurt Italian producers.

Italian extra virgin olive oil producers do not believe that the French-born Nutri-Score front-of-pack label (FOPL) helps European consumers understand the benefits of adhering to an extra virgin olive oil-based Mediterranean diet.

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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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IOC - Tomorrow tastes Mediterranean

IOC - Tomorrow tastes Mediterranean | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Changing  what we grow, cook, and eat is more imperative than ever if we want to have a chance to save the planet from the effects of climate change. Thankfully, we need to look no further than to the health, sustainability, and flavor principles of the Mediterranean Diet to adopt a road map to a better future.

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Jordan: Olive Mills Open With Average Harvest Predicted

Jordan: Olive Mills Open With Average Harvest Predicted | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Jordan opened up its 132 olive oil mills across the kingdom this week for the start of the 2020/21 harvesting season. An average season has been predicted by producers and mill owners, with olive oil production estimated at between 23,000 and 24,000 tons.

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Italy: Early Estimates Point to Lower Production

Italy: Early Estimates Point to Lower Production | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
As the harvest gets underway in Sicily, three of Italy’s main agricultural organizations estimate this year’s olive oil harvest will be earlier and smaller than last year.

"The choice of many farmers to proceed with an early harvest in 2020 because of the climate conditions means priority must be given to the quality of the product, not to its quantity." David Granieri, president, Unaprol

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Italy: Bad Weather Ahead of Harvest Dampens Spirits of Olive Oil Producers

Italy: Bad Weather Ahead of Harvest Dampens Spirits of Olive Oil Producers | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Heavy rains, hail­storms and other extreme weather events have wreaked havoc in Italy over the past few weeks, caus­ing severe dam­age to olive trees, grape vines and a num­ber of other crops.
In the north of the coun­try, thou­sands of olive trees have been dam­aged by strong storms. Citing data pro­vided by the European Severe Weather Database (ESWD), the Italian farm­ing asso­ci­a­tion, Coldiretti, said that the coun­try has expe­ri­enced up to nine storms per day, severely impact­ing many farm­ing oper­a­tions across the coun­try.

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TUNISIA Works With Producers to Add Value to Branded Exports

TUNISIA Works With Producers to Add Value to Branded Exports | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Olive oil exporters in Tunisia hope to double exports of bottled olive oil in the next five years. The government plans to help by easing bureaucratic hurdles and promoting quality.
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SPANISH Exports of Bottled Olive Oil to U.S. Drop 80 Percent

SPANISH Exports of Bottled Olive Oil to U.S. Drop 80 Percent | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The news comes as Spain’s Food Information and Control Agency announced that production would be about 200,000 tons lower than initially estimated

Spanish bottled olive oil exports to the United States decreased by 80 percent in 2020 compared to 2019, according to Spain’s main agricultural cooperative, Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias.

Tariffs imposed in October 2019 by the Trump administration are blamed for the fall, which damaged the Spanish olive oil sector dramatically.

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GREECE: Olive Oil Permeates Social Fabric in Time of Need

GREECE: Olive Oil Permeates Social Fabric in Time of Need | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

From charitable efforts to reversing desertification, olive trees and olive oil continue to play a fundamental role in Greek society.

Harvest chal­lenges, prices and inter­na­tional and domes­tic mar­kets tend to be the pre­vail­ing con­cerns in the Greek olive oil sec­tor.
However, there are plenty of other ways the olive tree plays a role in Greek soci­ety, out­side of busi­ness bound­aries.
In Crete, the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the Heraklion social ser­vices pro­gram received free olive oil through a local gro­cery store.

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ESPAGNE: Huile d'olive : baisse de 80,9% des exportations vers les États-Unis

ESPAGNE: Huile d'olive : baisse de 80,9% des exportations vers les États-Unis | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Les exportations espagnoles d’huile d’olive en bouteille vers les États-Unis chutent de près de 81%.
En raison des tarifs douaniers, les exportations espagnoles d’huile d’olive en bouteille vers les États-Unis ont diminué de 80,9% par rapport aux volumes enregistrés en 2019, selon les données d’importation publiées par le Département américain du commerce.

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PORTUGAL: Olive production drops 25% this campaign

PORTUGAL: Olive production drops 25% this campaign | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

In global terms, forecasts for Portugal point to a 25% decrease in olive production for olive oil production compared to the previous season, to 734,000 tonnes compared to 979,000 tonnes. a year earlier, according to the Portuguese National Institute of Statistics.

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SPAIN Seeks New Technology for Olive Oil Quality Testing

SPAIN Seeks New Technology for Olive Oil Quality Testing | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

An innovative project in the area of olive oil testing and quality rating has been launched in Spain.

The collaborative effort between several important industry bodies aims to find a technological instrument that complements or replaces the current panel test.

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ITALY: New Insights Into the World’s Oldest Bottle of Olive Oil

ITALY: New Insights Into the World’s Oldest Bottle of Olive Oil | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

After a series of studies, researchers were able to confirm the content of a bottle found at an archaeological site near Mount Vesuvius was indeed olive oil. The discovery sheds light on the oil's molecular evolution over time.

 
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GREECE: Olive Harvest, Olive Oil Creation Persist in Greek Lockdown

GREECE: Olive Harvest, Olive Oil Creation Persist in Greek Lockdown | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Although the Greek government has declared a second COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, Greece’s olive harvest and olive oil production are continuing. Some seasonal labor shortages and mobility issues may cause minor delays, but several olive oil professionals remain optimistic that bottled Greek extra virgin olive oil will reach global consumers in good time.

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GREECE: Producers Discuss Olive Oil Prospects for 2020-2021

GREECE: Producers Discuss Olive Oil Prospects for 2020-2021 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

This year’s olive crop in Greece is not expected to yield an immense quantity of olive oil, but producers in different parts of the country report that they are making very high quality early harvest extra virgin olive oil. Others who start their harvest later also predict very good quality. Any labor shortages due to the pandemic seem to be surmountable.

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Morocco: Despite Drop in Production and Exports, Producers Remain Optimistic

Morocco: Despite Drop in Production and Exports, Producers Remain Optimistic | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Moroccan olive oil production is expected to exceed that of Tunisia, Turkey and Portugal.

In spite of the consecutive years of decline, olive oil production in Morocco continues to trend upward, mostly due to a government initiative to plant more olive trees.

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Greece: Forging a Future for Olive Oil Production on Corfu

Greece: Forging a Future for Olive Oil Production on Corfu | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Apostolos Porsanidis-Kavvadias is following in the footsteps of his grandfather, returning to Corfu to revitalize the family olive grove and the island’s olive oil sector.

Situated less than 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the northwestern coast of Greece, in the Ionian Sea, the island of Corfu has long been known for its beaches and rich cultural heritage.

And now, an unlikely family of olive oil producers is also seeking to turn the island into a focal point of Greek production.

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Can Extra Virgin Olive Oil Help Us Fight COVID-19?

Can Extra Virgin Olive Oil Help Us Fight COVID-19? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

We know we should eat nutritious foods to stay well, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. Many also realize extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) offers numerous health benefits, so it can play a vital role in a healthy diet. While no food has been proven to prevent or treat COVID-19, some evidence suggests EVOO could help us combat the novel coronavirus.

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