Oli d'Italia 2022
Despite the consequences of climate change, Italy registered a 15% increase in oil production, with respect to 2020, approaching 2019 in terms of overall output. This year we decided to double our efforts, both when it comes to the Oli d’Italia guide, and in terms of supporting the world of extra virgin olive oil. We decided to start by bringing together all the key players, from growers to producers, from chefs to restaurant owners, into a single network. The result is the Gambero Rosso “Community Olio”, a place where people can stay up to date on the latest industry developments, but above all meet and share their needs, stories and ideas with the understanding that exchange at all levels is a key drivers of growth.
Olive oils from Puglia
With over 160,000 tons of oil produced, Puglia is responsible for driving Italy's recovery in production, even if the 38% increase compared to the last (disappointing) year, didn't satisfy the region's producers. What made the difference was, above all, the possibility of irrigating in October and in the early weeks of November, as it was then that the rains arrived, thus favoring the growth of the olives. In the region's south the situation remains difficult in those areas affected by Xylella, despite the arrival of some new groves.