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2018/20/12 - The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached today a political agreement on a new set of rules that will ensure protection of 100% of EU farmers and of a very large majority of EU agri-food companies against practices contrary to good faith and fair dealing.

2018/10/12 - A collaboration agreement was signed between the International Olive Council and Libya during the World Olive Day celebrations at IOC headquarters on 22 November. The agreement was signed by the Executive Director, Abdellatif Ghedira, and by the chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Libya in Madrid, Walid B. D. Abuabdalla.
2018/07/12 - The European Commission (EC) foresees that European production of olive oil will increase by 1.3% per year by 2030, due to new plantation systems and improved agronomic practices, according to a report from the EU Executive on the outlook for the main agricultural markets of the EU.
2018/05/12 - The Olive Oil Commission of California’s sampling and testing program continues to work to ensure California handlers are correctly labeling the grade of their olive oil and performance has improved overall since the start of the program in 2014. During the large harvest of 2017/18, the OOCC focused on more stringently enforcing the requirements of its mandatory government sampling and testing program and the number of samples collected in 2018 was increased significantly.
2018/04/12 - Pregnant women who follow a Mediterranean Diet have less risk of their children having a trajectory of accelerated growth -characterized by a high birth weight and a rapid increase in weight in childhood- a fact that could determine an increased risk of Obesity in the future.
2018/12/03 - The preparation for the 13th edition of the International Master’s Degree in Olive Growing and Olive Oil Technology, which will take place during the next two academic years (2019/20 and 2020/21), is already underway. It is an international program on the cultivation of olive trees and the production of olive oil and table olives, which contributes to the training of technicians and researchers in these matters and to the development of cooperative relations among the participants.
2018/30/11 - Belonging to the third generation of a family of hoteliers, Mario Sandoval (Humanes, Madrid, 1977) - 2013 National Gastronomy Award and president of the Federation of Spanish Chefs and Confectioners (FACYRE)-, chef, entrepreneur and strategic gastronomy consultant, is considered above all a fighter, a restless type, fortunate and passionate about his work that finds in the constancy his best ally. Father of three children and always surrounded by his own, Mario Sandoval can write a lovestory about Coque -in 2000 he took the reins of the restaurant with his brothers-, but also about overcoming and nonconformity, which has placed him in the top of the most vibrant Spanish culinary vanguard. Mercacei collects an extract from the interview published in Mercacei Magazine 97.
2018/29/11 - Diego Hueltes, a Spanish computer engineer from Alcalá la Real (Jaén), has developed three models for predicting the price of olive oil using artificial intelligence.
2018/11/28 - The International Olive Council (IOC) foresees that the world production of olive oil will be around 3,131,000 tons in the 2018/19 season compared to the 3,064,000 tons estimated last October, which entails a decrease by 5.5% regadring the previous season.
2018/27/11 - The consumption of olive oil in Panama shows a stable growth perspective in the period 2018/2019 and is also aligned with its GDP, favored by the increase in wages, the growing concentration of the population in Panama City and the takeoff of tourism. However, the strengthening of the euro forecast between 2019 and 2022 may make EU exports less competitive and affect Panamanian imports of olive oil, according to a study by ICEX Spain Export and Investment.
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