2019/06/02 - UC Davis (California, United States) will organize three training activities throughout 2019 that will focus on the cultivation of olive trees, sensory evaluation and master milling.
2019/05/02 -The famous Guinness Book, the Bible of records, says so. With a total of 7,335 ha. of modern olive groves, the olive farm of Al Jouf (Saudi Arabia) is the largest in the world on a single border. An extension that will foreseeably double in 2030, when production could reach 100,000 t. of extra virgin olive oil of great quality. The following is an extract of the article that will be published in the next issue of Mercacei Magazine.
2019/05/02 - The Olive Oil School of Spain presents its olive oil training agenda to be held in English during February 2019. Olive Oil Sommelier, Master Miller and Olive Grove Management will be the three main topics to be covered within the upcoming training agenda.
2019/04/02 - Rome hosted on January 31 a workshop organized by the Consorzio Olivicolo Italiano (Unaprol) that analyzed the strategies to relaunch the Italian olive sector, as well as to combat speculation, fraud, counterfeiting and climate change.
2019/01/02 - Lets talk about oil and olives, about movies and gastronomy. Here is a cinematographic selection taking cuisine, the olive and/or extra virgin as an axis and a leitmotiv, a pretext or prop, leaving no room for indifference. A beautiful article published in Olivatessen by Mercacei #4. Lights, camera and... action!
2019/31/01 - IFEMA, the main trade show operator and venue in Spain, and international event organiser Diversified Communications, have today confirmed a new collaboration agreement for the co-organisation of a major annual international event for the Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean region. The show, which will be held under the Organic Food Iberia and Eco Living Iberia brands over 6-7 June, already enjoys the support of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Portugal Foods, as well as the country’s main organic production regions. A raft of international stands and pavilions will also be supporting the event. To date, over 70% of exhibition space is already booked.
2019/30/01 - The latest data of the Istituto di Servizi per il Mercato Agricolo Alimentare (Ismea) point to an olive oil production in Italy this campaign of 185,000 tons, which represents a decrease of 57% regarding the previous season and "one of the worst crops of the history of Italy."
2019/28/01 - The Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries of the Balearic Islands has signed a collaboration agreement with the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training and Fisheries of Andalusia (Ifapa) to transfer and develop evaluation tests of olive material. The agreement will promote research on which olive varieties are most resistant to Xylella fastidiosa.
2019/25/01 - The OOCCs second annual Olive Oil Day has been scheduled for March 5 at the Robert J. Cabral Ag Center in Stockton (California). This event is free and open to the public and the OOCC encourages all EVOO lovers with an interest in the California olive oil industry to attend.
2019/24/01 - After the success of the first edition held in November 2017, the Italian city of Turin will host today and tomorrow the conference "The method of control-the control of the method. From the technique to the norm: oils as a model system" in which more than 80 participants from companies, research centers, and institutions bodies throughout Europe will discuss about olive oil and the methods of analysis that allow us to determine its quality and authenticity.