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Turkey, known as the motherland of the olive tree, has in the last decade increased its olive tree population to approximately 170 million, according to data provided by the National Olive and Olive Oil Council (UZZK). It has been estimated that…

Italy has an olive growing area of 1 075 000 ha, of which 21% is irrigated while the rest is rain-fed. The most important olive growing areas are in the Apulia region, which accounts for 45% of the total olive growing area; Calabria (19%); Sicily…

Following the notification of the United Nations of the ratification by the State of Palestine of its accession to the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015, on 9 April 2017, H.E. Musa Amer Odeh, the Ambassador of Palestine in…

Over the past few weeks, the Executive Director of the IOC, Abdellatif Ghedira, has participated in various sectoral events, including the World Olive Oil Exhibition, held in Madrid at the end of March, and at which he gave a presentation on the…

As part of its 2017 training and specific operations activities to encourage research and build on the skills of technical officers in the olive sector, the International Olive Council plans to award four scholarships for the Master’s degree…

In all, 149 oils have competed for the International Olive Council’s Mario Solinas Quality Award 2017 announced in July 2016, with entries coming from Andorra  (1), Brazil (1), Croatia (1), Spain (92), France (1), Greece (2), Italy (5),…