2017/16/11 - The food industry in general, and the olive sector in particular, face the challenge of meeting the requirements of a consumer increasingly oriented towards healthy, natural, sustainable products with a differentiated organoleptic profile. In this challenge, biotechnology could be the perfect ally.
2017/15/11 - "I am a tree" is the main theme of the seventh edition of Olio Officina Festival, which will be held from 1st to 3rd February 2018, once again, in the halls of Milan historic Palazzo delle Stelline, and will focus its attention on packaging, pairings with EVOO and high-altitude olive oils.
2017/14/11 - The Spanish Association of Municipalities of the Olive Tree (AEMO) presided last November 11 in Imperia (Italy) the Board of Directors' Meeting of the Mediterranean Olive Oil Network (Recomed) that showed its concern for Xylella fastidiosa and approved to send to the European Union (EU) a statement urging to provide the necessary funds to combat this new threat, especially through research.
2017/13/11 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecasts that world production of olive oil in the 2017/18 season will increase to 2.7 million tons, recovering slightly from the previous season.
2017/10/11 - On November 15th FICO (Fabbrica Italiana Contadina) Eataly World, the largest agri-food park in the world, will open to the public in the Italian city of Bologna. A total of 10 hectares, designed by architect Thomas Bartoli; -two hestares outdoors of open fields, farms and stables that host more than 200 animals and 2,000 crops, and eight indoor hectares- will gather the "wonders" of biodiversity and the excellence of the transalpine country.
2017/08/11 - New figures released by Copa (Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations) and Cogeca (General Committee for Agricultural Cooperation in the European Union) today estimate a good EU olive and olive oil harvest this year, despite the spread of the disease Xylella fastidiosa.
2017/07/11 - Scientists from the Ifapa Alameda del Obispo Center in Córdoba have determined that wild olive trees prefer to be fertilized by plants that are far away from their place of origin and sometimes located hundreds of meters away. These breeding preferences guarantee a greater genetic variability of this species and provide experts with tools to plan strategies for conservation and use of wild olive genetic resources.
2017/06/11 - Brazilian imports of olive oil and olive-pomace oil have increased by 19% during the last campaign 2016/17, reaching 60,139.9 tones compared to the previous season, although this increase has not recovered the average levels of last four seasons. Regarding the origin of imports, 84% of the total come from European countries, mainly Portugal (57%, with 34,208.6 t.), Spain (20%, with 12,226.2 t.), Italy ( 6%, with 3,800 tons) and Greece (1%, with 308.78 tons), while the remaining 16% comes from Argentina (9%, with 5,379 t.), Chile (6%, 3,670 t.) and other countries such as Morocco, Peru, Tunisia or Lebanon, according to data from the International Olive Council (IOC).
2017/03/11 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are developing a strategic assistance program to boost the olive oil sector in Tunisia, one of its main agricultural products and, as such, strategic for the African country. In an interview with Mercacei, Lisa Paglietti, an economist who works in the Africa Service of the FAO Investment Center, reveals the objectives of this project which she also leads, as well as the future strategies of the Tunisian olive sector.
2017/02/11 - A delegation of Peruvian olive sector entrepreneurs from the Peruvian association Pro Olivo was received by the Executive Secretariat of the International Olive Council (IOC) on 13 October. During the meeting, which was presided by Deputy Executive Director Mustapha Sepetçi, the heads of the IOC Departments and Units presented the Council's activities, according to the request made by the delegation.