Archive for the 'Africa' Category

08 Sep

Cancer causing preserved black olives in the market

By B.M/ Translation A. Ait El Hara, Competent services at ministries of Health and Commerce (Algeria) have opened comprehensive investigations on alleged cancer causer preserved black olive quantities being commercialized these days, well informed sources told El Khabar. The same sources further added that the initial clues of the investigation said traders likely tend mixing […]

04 Sep

Meknes to host 3rd Mediterranean Days of Olive Tree in October

The 3rd “Mediterranean Days of Olive Tree” will take place on October 27-29 in Meknes (14km east of Rabat) under the theme “Challenges of Olive Oil Production: variety, quality, Label, registered designation of origin and Marketing.” Initiated by the Olive Tree Agropolis and the National School of Agriculture of Meknès in partnership with the International […]

28 Jul

Brazil Discovers Olive Oil

by Joel Santos Guimarães Last year, Brazilian imports of the product totaled US$ 170 million. Of this total, 54% came from Portugal. And the forecast is for growth to continue as, this year, expansion of 20% is expected in comparison with 2007. Two reasons are given for the market growth: the first is that Brazilians […]

03 Jul

Tunisia olive oil exports up 15 pct in Q1

Tunisia, the world’s fourth-largest olive oil producer, increased sales abroad by 15 percent to 89,300 tonnes over the first three months of the year, government data showed on Tuesday. Olive oil represents half the country’s farm exports which account for more than 10 percent of total exports. Tunisia sells 90 percent of its olive output […]

23 May

Inauguration by his Majesty the King of Morocco of an olive grove with Spanish technology

On April 3rd 2008, Its Majesty King Mohammed VI carried out the inauguration of a mechanized plantation of olive-trees (directed by GPS) of Spanish varieties (Arbequina and Arbossana) and Greek variety (Koroneiki) pertaining to the Company AGRO HEALTH and located in the Moroccan area of Beni-Mellal. This plantation was designed and led technically by the […]