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Drought and Excessive Spring Heat Decrease Olive Harvest in Portugal

Farmers say production will drop by 40%

The Trás os Montes and Alto Douro Integrated Conservation Growers Association predicts a 40% drop in olive production this year due to continued drought and excessive temperatures, especially felt in early spring.

“We expected some reduction in production,” said the association’s Francisco Pavaón. “But it’s not like this. When the olives were supposed to bloom in the spring, the temperature was 40 degrees. The flowers didn’t arrive in time…”


Most of the olive trees grow in what are known as ‘dry orchards’, which have been severely affected by last winter’s chronic lack of rainfall.

However, strangely enough, this “crisis” came after a good harvest in 2021 and was “deplorable” even within the industry, as growers were unable to sell all their inventory…

natasha.donn@portugalresident.com

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