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In Italy less olives but higher quality oil

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 latest estimates for the 2020/21 crop year in Italy show a 22 percent decrease in olive oil production compared to last year, according to three major agricultural associations.

The farmers association, Coldiretti, the Unaprol Consortium and the Institute for Food and Agriculture Market Services (Ismea) have warned that the effects of this summer’s extreme weather events have impacted the harvest in all of the country’s main producing regions.

Read more https://www.oliveoiltimes.com/production/early-estimates-point-to-lower-production-in-italy/85875