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Having started on 1 October 2013, the 2013/14 crop year is currently in swing until 30 September 2014. Confirming the information reported in earlier issues of the newsletter, world olive oil production this season is expected to be much higher than…

This year over 70 applications came in from young university graduates from IOC member countries wishing to join the official IOC traineeship programme for 2014.

After a selection process made very tough by the excellent credentials of most of the…

The International Olive Council intends to hold the 2nd international course for leaders of table olive tasting panels at IOC headquarters in Madrid from 9 to 13 June 2014.

The objective of the course is to equip future panel leaders with the…

Lately, the IOC Executive Secretariat has been asked several times about products labelled as ‘flavoured extra virgin olive oils’ containing plant extracts such as garlic, lemon, thyme or rosemary. This has prompted it to find out what…

Spain – In the first quarter of the 2013/14 crop year, Spain produced 759 000 t of olive oil according to figures released by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture’s Food Data & Control Agency, known as AICA in Spanish. This is 94 pc…

The U.S. market plays an important part in the overall balance of the olive oil sector. For this reason, IOC Executive Director Jean-Louis Barjol was back in the United States at the beginning of January, this time for a meeting in Sacramento with…