Archive for the 'Africa' Category

07 Dec

Morocco is an important player in the global table olives and olive oil market

Regarding table olives, Morocco is the second exporting country worldwide. Spain remains the market leader. For olive oil, Morocco is the fifth or sixth largest exporter. The Moroccan company SACIA is responsible for a large part of the national olive export. SACIA was founded in 1999 when the first machine for the production of olive […]

22 Oct

Tunisia: Olive Oil Seeks Global Positioning At “2007 Anuga” Salon in Cologne, Germany

One of the world’s leading producers of olive oil, Tunisia is seeking to further entrench its positioning on the world olive oil market. Tunisia ‘s participation at the “2007 Anuga” (International salon of agro-food industries and technologies) Salon in Cologne , Germany is seen by observers as a step in that direction. The Salon which […]

08 Oct

Aid boom brings olive oil and cornflakes to Darfur

The piles of dates and bowls of fragrant ginger and cumin at the entrance give a traditional Sudanese feel to Mohamed Osman Babkir’s dusty general store. But step inside and the unprepared customer is transported to a trendy European foodhall. Bottles of olive oil from Spain, balsamic vinegar from Italy and jars of preserved cherries […]

14 Sep

Lesieur Cristal H1 profit tumbles on higher costs

RABAT (Reuters) – Moroccan cooking oil producer Lesieur Cristal said on Friday its first-half profit tumbled as world prices for its raw materials rose and olive oil exports slipped. Net income fell to 11 million dirhams in the first six months of the year from 44 million a year earlier, the unit of Moroccan conglomerate […]

29 Aug

Tunisian Olive oil exports rise

Tunisia’s olive oil exports more than doubled in the first five months this year to 113,200 tonnes from the same period last year, official data showed. Olive oil represents half of the country’s farm exports, which account for more than 10 per cent of total sales abroad. The value of Tunisia’s olive oil sales abroad […]