2017/30/05 - In this challenge, initiated by FoodNexus, they are looking for the most promising food or agrotech start-up in Europe. The challenge consists of national selection rounds in seven European countries, followed by a European final. The seven participating countries are: Denmark, Spain, Italy, Ireland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
2017/30/05 - The olive oil market is inmersed in a process of consolidation in Russia, where the two main competitors, Spain and Italy, jointly concentrate a growing share both in terms of value and volume. Nowadays, Spain dominates the Russian market with 56% of share, although the Italian oil has burst with great force in the last years, reaching a share of 30%, according to a study of ICEX España Exportación y Inversiones.
2017/29/05 - Eight Spanish entities that bring together almost 80% of the Spanish organic sector have jointly signed a statement, addressed to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, stating their disagreement with the draft of the new European Regulation on Organic Production and the Labeling of Organic Products.
2017/25/05 - In partnership with ONAOO, the California Olive Oil Council (COOC) is presenting a opportunity for sensory education, “Introduction to Sensory Analysis of Olive Oil,” on Friday, June 2 (full day) and Saturday, June 3 (half day). The class will be taught by expert instructors from ONAOO (Organizzazione Nazionale Assagiatori Olio di Oliva) based in Imperia, Italy.
2017/24/05 - The Argentinean town of San Juan will host the seventh edition of the International Olive Meeting, ArgOliva, from 5 to 8 September, a contest whose aim is to give prominence to one of the most important productive sectors of this province.
2017/23/05 - The University of Jaén (UJA), through its Center for Advanced Studies in Olives and Olive Oil, will teach during the next two weeks a course of elaboration, sensory analysis and healthy aspects of virgin olive oils to a group of professionals of the Rio-Grandense Association of Olive Growers (ARGOS) of Brazil.
2017/22/05 - The headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome will host the 105th session of the Council of Members of the International Olive Council (IOC) from 23 May to 26 September.
2017/19/05 - Turkey has launched this year a new national competition for olive oil under the name IOC Mario Solinas Award to the Quality of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Turkey. This is the first Turkish competition to be held under the auspices of this organism, in accordance with the decision of the International Olive Council about the award of this sector and its institutional sponsorship to national competitions organized by the competent authorities of each country.
2017/18/05 - The European Commission (EC) and the Spanish Table Olive Interprofessional Organization (Interaceituna) will invest 7.5 million euros to promote the Spanish table olive in one of the main strategic markets in this sector: the United States. The presentation of the campaign, which will take place over the next three years, took place yesterday at the Spanish restaurant Toro in Nueva York in a ceremony that brought together more than 30 media.
2017/17/05 - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) expects world production of olive oil in the next 2017/18 season to recover to 3.12 million tons, in regard of the 2.63 million tons from the previous season.