The 61st meeting of the International Olive Council’s (IOC) Advisory Committee for Olive Oil and Table Olives is being held today, 22 November, at the Organisation’s headquarters in Madrid.
This committee is a key dialogue partner for the Council of Members and the Executive Secretariat. Its representatives come from all the different groups that make up the sector in the IOC’s member countries, namely producers, processors, traders and consumers. It was set up to gather the opinions of representatives of the olive sector’s economic players: thanks to their first-hand knowledge of the field, they are well placed to help the Executive Secretariat identify effective solutions to the sector’s challenges.
The committee is chaired by Abdessalem Loued. It is also vice-chaired by Gennaro Sicolo (olive oil section) and M’Hamed Belasla (table olives), with the participation of Kemiche Boudjema and Primitivo Fernández (Deputies I and II of the olive oil section, respectively); and Ali Ben Hadj M’Barek and Saeef Kashavaraz (Deputies I and II of the table olives section, respectively).
This committee is playing an increasingly important role as an essential forum for discussion for all operators in the olive sector.