Archive for the 'Middle East' Category

30 Apr

Iran to join international olive treaty

President Ahmadinejad has presented a bill to parliament under which Iran will join an International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives. The Ministry of Agriculture proposed the initiative to the cabinet which endorsed Iran’s accession to the international treaty under the auspices of the United Nations. The Iranian parliament is yet to ratify the […]

22 Apr

Palestinian Presses Produced 34,002 Tons of Olive Oil in 2006

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) stated Sunday that the total number of olive presses in the Palestinian Territory is 266, of which 246 are operating, while 20 are temporarily closed. In a statistical report, to WAFA, on olives presses in the Palestinian Territory for the year 2006, PCBS said that the total quantity […]

21 Apr

Eight Jordanian companies showcase olive oil in Beijing

Eight companies have participated in the Jordanian pavilion at the 3rd Olive Oil Exhibition which concluded its activities on Friday in the Chinese capital, Beijing, alongside 150 other companies from 15 countries. The exhibition is one of the most important events for marketing olive oil to meet the demand in the Chinese market. CEO of […]

18 Apr

Syria: The 5th Olives and Olive Oil International Exhibition Opens

by A.N.Idelbi, The 5th Olives and Olive Oil International Exhibition ,Olivex 2006 was opened in Damascus yesterday. Assistant Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform, Hussein Haddar who opened the exhibition told reporters that the olive trees farming in Syria has remarkably developed and that has been accompanied by the increase of production. Syria production of […]

17 Apr

Israel, Jordan and PA to plant 4m olive trees

By Amiram Cohen,Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres and Agriculture Minister Shalom Simhon have established a team to discuss the planting of 4 million olive trees with Jordan and the Palestinian Authority for the production of oil. According to the plan, which was initiated by Peres, the oil will be marketed under a joint brand to […]