27 Apr

Origin of Olives in South Africa

In 1902, after completing his studies at Saint Illario Agricultural College in Genoa, Ferdinando Costa arrived in Cape Town to assist his brother Raphael, who had set up a successful nursery in Wynberg. After a few years, Ferdinando was able to obtain his own small piece of land opposite the new Fernwood Estate in Newlands […]

24 Apr

Spain: Sales of organic olive oil increased

In Spain, approximately 8.5 million kilograms of organic olive oil were put on the market in 2007. This quantity made olive oil the most important product regarding economic value and trade volume generated in the organic sector. According to the data of the Andalusian Committee for Organic Agriculture (CAAE), sales of this product increased by […]

23 Apr

California: Big olive mill in works

By Jim Downing, Oroville-based California Olive Ranch Inc. plans to break ground today near Artois, Glenn County, on what it says will be the largest olive oil mill in North America. The plant, which the company hopes to begin operating in October, will be able to process 76,000 gallons of olive oil a day, according […]

20 Apr

California olive oils are growing on us

By Greg Atkinson, Last September, when I was in California, I enjoyed a picnic in the shade of some enormous old olive trees. The tables were covered with Provençal fabrics, and when we sat down to eat, we were greeted with bright green olive oil poured onto plates for dipping the artisanal breads that awaited […]

13 Apr

Pakistan: Govt planning to boost olive oil production

By Ijaz Kakakhel, Realising importance of olive oil, the government is planning to encourage its production for meeting local requirements as well as for the export purposes. An official in the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock told Daily Times here on Saturday there is a lot of potential for olive cultivation in the country. […]