The IOC carries out key technical activities, from orchard production to processing, and even consumption and marketing, to help olive growing to advance. In the production area, the focus is on improving crop productivity. Varietal improvements, pest control, mechanisation and training are just some of the objectives pursued.
In the sphere of processing, traditional methods need to be replaced by more modern techniques ensuring better production, cheaper end products, improved quality, and environmental protection.
Lastly, in the marketing area, IOC technical action is tied up with economic action and is aimed at ensuring regular international trading in olive oil and olives and preventing and controlling fraud and adulterations.
The IOC tackles these challenges by implementing a global technical cooperation scheme hinged on a range of activities.