What is its environmental impact?
Planting an olive grove during a climate crisis means making a difference. It is estimated that one hectare of organically managed olive grove manages to absorb 15.5 tons of CO2 in a year*, unlike a traditional cropping system that stores only 10 tons.
The olive tree, grown according to organic farming principles, is also a plant with a low water footprint, which tolerates water stress and manages its resources effectively.
*The figure is estimated based on data provided by the article: Palese, Assunta & Pergola, Maria & Celano, Giuseppe & Xiloyannis, Cristos. (2013). The sustainable olive grove for CO2 sequestration. AGRARIAN INFORMANT. 44-46.