Head to the digital library of this website to find the latest issue of Olivae, which in its 128th edition is dedicated to the olive sector in Uruguay. It has been published in the five official languages of the IOC: Arabic, French, English, Italian and Spanish.
In the coming days, Executive Director Abdellatif Ghedira, alongside the Head of the External Relations Department, Mounir Fourati, will be in Montevideo for an official visit at the invitation of the Uruguayan authorities.
Uruguay is one of the world’s most valued food producers for the excellence and safety of its products and it has a long tradition in agro-industrial exports. Its olive industry has made important progress in both local and foreign markets and has received well-deserved relevant international recognition and awards.
The main strength of Uruguayan olive oil is its quality. The chain is vertically integrated andapplies high quality standards on both the productive and the industrial level, as well as advanced technology. Uruguay has been proactive in promoting R&D&I projects in the olive sector, which are implemented by several institutions that work with an interinstitutional and interdisciplinary approach. This has led to Uruguay hosting the first Latin American Olive Oil Conference in 2020.
The olive sector has developed synergies with other agricultural sectors, particularly livestock and forestry, and other activities such as olive oil tourism. This has resulted in an interesting range of diversification and the challenge now is to achieve greater commercial interaction with other more traditional export sectors in Uruguay, such as meat or wine.
Further information is available on this link: https://www.internationaloliveoil.org/publications/
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