Drought tests resilience of Spain’s olive groves and farmers


              Friends and relatives of the Palop family have dinner after the olive harvest in the southern town of Quesada, a rural community in the heartland of Spain's olive country, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              A bucket full of olives in brine rest inside the Palop farmhouse in the southern town of Quesada, a rural community in the heartland of Spain's olive country, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. Spain, the world’s leading olive producer, has seen its harvest this year fall victim to the global weather shifts fueled by climate change. An extremely hot and dry summer that has shrunk reservoirs and sparked forest fires is now threatening the heartiest of its staple crops.  (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              Mari Angeles Parra picks olives during a weekend family and friends gathering in the southern town of Quesada, a rural community in the heartland of Spain's olive country, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 Spain, the world’s leading olive producer, has seen its harvest this year fall victim to the global weather shifts fueled by climate change. An extremely hot and dry summer that has shrunk reservoirs and sparked forest fires is now threatening the heartiest of its staple crops. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              Basilio Palop, left, and a friend pick olives from a small family plantation in the southern town of Quesada, a rural community in the heartland of Spain's olive country, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. Spain, the world’s leading olive producer, has seen its harvest this year fall victim to the global weather shifts fueled by climate change. An extremely hot and dry summer that has shrunk reservoirs and sparked forest fires is now threatening the heartiest of its staple crops.  (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              The sun's rays pass through olive tree branches in the southern town of Quesada, a rural community in the heartland of Spain's olive country, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. Spain, the world’s leading olive producer, has seen its harvest this year fall victim to the global weather shifts fueled by climate change. An extremely hot and dry summer that has shrunk reservoirs and sparked forest fires is now threatening the heartiest of its staple crops.  (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              Spain's Agriculture Minister Luis Planas Puchades, left, walks inside the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in Madrid, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. “Our forecast for this harvest season is notoriously low,” he said. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              Tanks are used to store olive oil at the "La Betica Aceitera" oil mill in the southern town of Quesada, a rural community in the heartland of Spain's olive country, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              A tank is filled with olive oil at the "La Betica Aceitera" oil mill in the southern town of Quesada, a rural community in the heartland of Spain's olive country, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Spain, the world’s leading olive producer, has seen its harvest this year fall victim to the global weather shifts fueled by climate change. An extremely hot and dry summer that has shrunk reservoirs and sparked forest fires is now threatening the heartiest of its staple crops. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              A worker supervises the olive oil bottling at the "La Betica Aceitera" olive mill in the southern town of Quesada, a rural community in the heartland of Spain's olive country, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Spain, the world’s leading olive producer, has seen its harvest this year fall victim to the global weather shifts fueled by climate change. An extremely hot and dry summer that has shrunk reservoirs and sparked forest fires is now threatening the heartiest of its staple crops. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              The poem "olive pickers" by the late Spanish poet Miguel Hernández is exhibited at Zabaleta - Miguel Hernández Museum in the southern town of Quesada, a rural community in the heartland of Spain's olive country, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              Rows of olive trees grow in the southern town of Quesada, a rural community in the heartland of Spain's olive country, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. Spain, the world’s leading olive producer, has seen its harvest this year fall victim to the global weather shifts fueled by climate change. An extremely hot and dry summer that has shrunk reservoirs and sparked forest fires is now threatening the heartiest of its staple crops. (AP Photo)
            
              Olives are stored at a mill prior to being processed in the southern town of Quesada, a rural community in the heartland of Spain's olive country, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Spain, the world’s leading olive producer, has seen its harvest this year fall victim to the global weather shifts fueled by climate change. An extremely hot and dry summer that has shrunk reservoirs and sparked forest fires is now threatening the heartiest of its staple crops. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              A pond is filled with water from the Arteson river and used by local olive farmers in the southern town of Quesada, a rural community in the heartland of Spain's olive country, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. Spain, the world’s leading olive producer, has seen its harvest this year fall victim to the global weather shifts fueled by climate change. An extremely hot and dry summer that has shrunk reservoirs and sparked forest fires is now threatening the heartiest of its staple crops. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              Farmer Juan Antonio Delgado, 57, poses for a portrait at his olive tree plantation in the southern town of Quesada, a rural community in the heartland of Spain's olive country, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. Spain, the world’s leading olive producer, has seen its harvest this year fall victim to the global weather shifts fueled by climate change. Delgado said that he is only collecting half the olives he did by this time last year. That is right in line with the national average.  (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              Day laborers work at the olive harvest in the southern town of Quesada, a rural community in the heartland of Spain's olive country, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. Spain, the world’s leading olive producer, has seen its harvest this year fall victim to the global weather shifts fueled by climate change. An extremely hot and dry summer that has shrunk reservoirs and sparked forest fires is now threatening the heartiest of its staple crops.  (AP Photo)
            
              Branches of an olive tree are shaken during the harvest in the southern town of Quesada, a rural community in the heartland of Spain's olive country, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. Spain, the world’s leading olive producer, has seen its harvest this year fall victim to the global weather shifts fueled by climate change. An extremely hot and dry summer that has shrunk reservoirs and sparked forest fires is now threatening the heartiest of its staple crops. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              Day laborers work at the olive harvest in the southern town of Quesada, a rural community in the heartland of Spain's olive country, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. Spain, the world’s leading olive producer, has seen its harvest this year fall victim to the global weather shifts fueled by climate change. An extremely hot and dry summer that has shrunk reservoirs and sparked forest fires is now threatening the heartiest of its staple crops. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              A day laborer works at the olive harvest in the southern town of Quesada, a rural community in the heartland of Spain's olive country, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. Spain, the world’s leading olive producer, has seen its harvest this year fall victim to the global weather shifts fueled by climate change. An extremely hot and dry summer that has shrunk reservoirs and sparked forest fires is now threatening the heartiest of its staple crops. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Drought tests resilience of Spain’s olive groves and farmers