Archive for the 'Middle East' Category

20 Mar

New joint Israeli-Palestinian olive oil brand launched

After Peace Olive Oil, new brand of olive oil, Olives of Peace, produced by Palestinian and Israeli peace promoters to be marketed in Japan. Israeli and Palestinian olive oil manufacturers have launched a new brand – Olives of Peace. It is a new product manufactured jointly by peace advocates from both sides of the divide. […]

01 Mar

Rajasthan, Israel join hands for olive cultivation

By IANS, Rajasthan is getting ready to grow olives. The state government has joined hands with an Israel-based company to cultivate olive and dates in the desert state. ‘We have tied up with an Israel-based company by forming Rajasthan Olive Cultivation Ltd (ROCL) for growing olives and dates in 40,000 hectares of land the state,’ […]

25 Feb

Iran’s Kerman planning olive festival

The Fifth National Olive Festival will be held in Kerman on May 9-10 with an aim to encourage olive cultivation in desert areas and remove problems facing olive growers. Deputy head of Kerman Agriculture Jihad Department, Hossein Mirzabeigi, told IRNA, “Olive originated from Iran. Considering that the plant is adaptable to dry conditions, we need […]

11 Feb

Pakistan: Rs642 million investment/5 years in Olive cultivation plan approved

By Shamim Shahid, NWFP Governor Lt-Gen (rtd) Ali Muhammad Jan Aurakzai approved a five year comprehensive plan for olive cultivation in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) by giving a go ahead signal to the authorities of civil secretariat Fata during a presentation on the proposed project at Governor’s House here on Tuesday.

08 Feb

90,000 wild olive trees grafted with European type since 2001

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Oil Development Board has grafted 90,000 wild olive trees with European type trees in Lower Dir district over the last five years, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Sikandar Hayat Bossan told the National Assembly during question hour on Thursday. He said that the PODB had not established a separate project in the […]