2017/03/05 - Researchers from the Innovation Group in Chemical Analysis at the University of Jaén (UJA), in collaboration with the Laboratory of Bromatology and Hydrology of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto, have shown that extra virgin olive oil presents greater resistance to the frying process than other oils available on the market.
2017/28/04 - The University of Cordoba (UCO) will teach the XII Master in Olive Growing and Oil Technology, an international program on olive cultivation and the elaboration of olive oil and table olives, which will contribute to the training of technicians and researchers in these matters and the development of cooperative relations between the participants.
2017/27/04 - The Fair and Exhibition Park of Beja (Portugal) hosts from today until May 1st the fair Ovibeja, organized by ACOS-Associação de Agricultores do Sul, which will dedicate its 34th edition to the international promotion of agricultural products of the Region, including extra virgin olive oil.

Olive Japan has published the full list of winners in this contest, in which seven Spanish EVOOs have been awarded the “Premier Medal”. In addition to Spanish juices, extra virgins from Italy, Portugal and United States have also been recognized with this prize in this edition.

2017/25/04 - Commissioner Phil Hogan and Han Changfu, Minister of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China, signed a joint statement in Brussels on 21 April 2017 launching an EU-China project on capacity building for young professional farmers and agricultural professionals.
2017/24/04 - The International Plant Protection Convetion (IPPC) Secretariat has just published a new factsheetthat presents information about Xylella fastidiosa, the vectors, world distribution, economic impacts and preventive measures.
2017/21/04 - Scientists from the Research Group of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Jaén (UJA) have manufactured bricks composed mainly of olive and pine pruning ashes which have a higher porosity and lower thermal conductivity compared to traditional clay. In addition, the use of waste materials reduces the environmental impact during its production, as has stated Fundación Descubre in a statement.
2017/20/04 - The State of Palestine has joined the International Olive Council (IOC), following the United Nations notification of ratification of its accession to the International Olive Oil and Table Olives Convention on April 9th, as reported this organism in its web page.
2017/19/04 - The XVIII International Olive Oil and Related Industries Fair in Spain, Expoliva to be held from 10 to 13 May at the Provincial Fair and Congress Venue of Jaén, will register in its next edition some "spectacular" data, with the presence of 326 exhibitors, 37 of them international from 11 countries, representing 923 companies and a total of 4,215 trademarks, in 40,000 square meters of exhibition.
2017/18/04 - QvExtra! International and the Consorzio di Garanzia dell'olio Extravergine di Qualità (CEQ-Italia) are in the process of searching a communication agency as responsible for the development of their high-quality European EVOO promotion campaign in two high-growth markets: the United States and Japan.