A new portal dedicated exclusively to sustainability in the olive sector is now live on the IOC website www.internationaloliveoil.org. This new section, https://inuouja.com/en/sustainability/, created by the University of Jaén’s (UJA) Institute for Olive and Olive Oil Research (INOU), is the result of collaboration between the IOC and the UJA that was formalised on 30 November 2022 during the 116th session of the Council of Members. The rector of the University, Juan Gómez, and the Executive Director of the IOC, Abdellatif Ghedira, signed an agreement to develop several streams of collaboration and share information of interest to the olive sector.
The IOC has worked closely with the UJA, one of the most recognised institutions in the world for its work on the olive sector, for years. Together, they have carried out many activities that aim to achieve the objectives of the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, such as creating synergies in training activities, cooperation, sharing experiences and exchanging information and contributing to the international debate on the importance of agriculture and olive growing.
This new section, which can be found at the top of our home page under ‘Sustainability’, provides interesting resources on various international projects dedicated to sustainability, such as Sustainolive, Olivares Vivos, Artolio, Soil O Live, Life CompOlive, Gen4Olive, Biovexo or Novaterra, to which the IOC contributes directly or indirectly, and reaffirms the IOC’s commitment to sustainability and related initiatives.
The Department of Sustainability of the UJA is widely recognised for its expertise in the olive sector, and the IOC is proud to share its knowledge and resources on its website. In this new section, you will find all the information on sustainability goals, progress and initiatives, as well as outreach material to help you understand and support these efforts.
We encourage you to visit this new page to learn more about our commitment to sustainability and how we are working to create a more sustainable future.
The IOC now has three portals dedicated to specific topics related to olive growing and olive oil: Health (the Olive Health Information System); Culinary (the result of collaboration between the IOC and the Culinary Institute of America); and Sustainability.
For more information on the sector, see Olive News, our press review dedicated to the olive sector and other topics of interest such as nutrition, the Mediterranean diet and health (http://www.scoop.it/t/olive-news). You can also follow us on social networks Twitter (@iocolivenews) and LinkedIn (International Olive Council).