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The IOC will host an international seminar on olive cultivation and climate change

The IOC will host an international seminar on olive cultivation and climate change

2018/30/10 - The headquarters of the International Olive Oil Council (IOC) in Madrid will host on November 22 an international seminar on olive and climate change, which aims to disseminate the positive environmental impact of this crop.
In this forum, the participants -from the academic world, government institutions, research centers and international organizations- will share their vision on the real and positive effects of olive cultivation, an ecosystem that, according to this agency, captures CO2 from the atmosphere and stores it in the long term both in the plant and in the soil.

During this seminar, the IOC will also present the results of its work on the World Olive Carbon Balance and the application developed to estimate the carbon balance in olive oil.

There will also be a debate on the necessary adaptation of olive cultivation to climate change. To conclude, there will be a round table on global trends in environmental policy in the olive sector.



Iran, full member of the IOC

On the other hand, the IOC has reported that on October 24 Iran officially ratified the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives of 2015 in the office of the United Nations Secretariat in New York. In doing so, Iran has become a full member of this body that will hold in Madrid from November 19 to 23 the 108th session of its Council of Members, which will be chaired by Argentina.

With around 10,000 tons of virgin olive oil produced per year, Iran is the easternmost producing country in the Northern Hemisphere. Last year, it imported almost 3,500 tons and consumed about 12,000 tons of this product.

Iran's accession to this agreement brings the total number of members to 15.
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