20 Aug

Turkish Olives and olive oil producers ask for urgent solutions

By GÖZDE ASLANTAŞ, A dramatic fall in this year’s olive oil production has forced producers to ask for government support. “The loss in olive orchards is growing every day,” said Ersezgin Companies Group food department chief, Naci Özgen, illustrating the dim situation of olive oil and olive producers. In addition to the ravaging effects of […]

08 Aug

Aegean olive oil exports fall 32 pct

Exports from the Aegean region dropped 32 percent compared to the previous 12-month period, falling to $201 million this year. Aegean olive producers, who experienced record exports between 2005 and 2006 although it was a cyclically low production year, preferred to keep their products home during the 2006-2007 marketing year, a cyclically high production year, […]

06 Aug

Italy: The trade in adulterated olive oil

By Tom Mueller, On August 10, 1991, a rusty tanker called the Mazal II docked at the industrial port of Ordu, in Turkey, and pumped twenty-two hundred tons of hazelnut oil into its hold. The ship then embarked on a meandering voyage through the Mediterranean and the North Sea. By September 21st, when the Mazal […]

27 Jul

Turkey: Drought hits olive production

Drought has hindered olive production in Balýkesir. Chamber of Agriculture Chairman Sami Sözat requested that olive producers receive drought support, saying that the chamber of agriculture in Balýkesir will apply to the prime minister’s office and ministry of agriculture for the aid. Sözat considered the exclusion of olive producers from drought support unfortunate, since producers […]

18 Jul

Olive oil producers seek Chinese, Indian buyers

A global body representing olive producers based in Madrid said yesterday it planned to launch marketing campaigns in China and India to promote the consumption of olive oil in the two emerging markets. The International Olive Council will launch the promotional campaign in India in September and in China next year, its president Habib Essid […]