Georgia will assume the Chair of the International Olive Council from 1 January 2020. Following alphabetical order, it will take over from Egypt once it has ratified the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015. During the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the IOC, the Georgian authorities raised the flag in front of the headquarters building and planted a young Georgian olive tree. The ceremony was held in the presence of numerous authorities who also took part in the celebrations for World Olive Day, which was recently recognised by UNESCO at its 40 th General Conference. The moment in which the tree was planted can be seen in the photo. Also pictured are the Executive Director of the IOC, Abdellatif Ghedira; the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Katia Tsilosani; the Ambassador of Georgia to Spain, Lila Giorgadze; and the owner of the largest Georgian olive oil company, George Svanideze.
MARIO SOLINAS QUALITY AWARD
Madrid / 19.04.2021
Some 131 samples of extra virgin olive oil were entered into this year’s Mario Solinas Quality Award. Hailing from 12 countries from all over the world, the samples were judged by an international panel made up of the...
IOC PhD scholarships
Madrid / 07.04.2021
As part of its technical cooperation and training programme, the International Olive Council (IOC) has awarded four PhD scholarships to students from its member countries for a period of four years dedicated to scientific...