Archive for the 'Middle East' Category

01 Mar

EMS and JOPEA hold an ‘Energy Saving Methods and Mechanisms in the Olive Sector seminar

Energy Management Services International LLC (EMS) – the first company to provide energy management solutions (ESCo) in the Middle East – announced the organization of a seminar entitled ‘Energy Saving Methods and Mechanisms in the Olive Sector’ in collaboration with the Jordan Olive Products Exporters Association (JOPEA). [Source] Click here

11 Dec

BGU, Beduin make modern olive press

By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, Ben-Gurion University researchers have launched a unique collaboration with Beduin entrepreneurs to develop a modern olive press in the Negev- just in time for the olive harvest. For the past two years, the Beersheba researchers have had professional ties with Negev Beduin in the production of olive oil. The multi-disciplinary BGU team […]

25 Nov

Lebanon, Sidon’s Khan al-Franj puts spotlight on olives

By Mohammed Zaatari, Sidon’s renowned Khan al-Franj souk hosted an Olive Day over the weekend, during which farmers from several southern communities gathered to learn about ways to plant olive trees and extract oil, while displaying several items related to the fruit. The event was part of the weekly Souk al-Ared (Land Market) activity organized […]

22 Nov

Rs 14 million olive plantation project launched in Khyber

An olive plantation project costing Rs 14.585 million is starting at Akakhel Maira in Bara Tehsil, Khyber Agency, under the Sustainable Plans Development Programme (SPDP). The project envisages establishment of community farms on 2000 acres of land under an agreement with local tribesmen. The project, when completed, would be handed over to the owners of […]

15 Nov

PA Squeezes Out Millions of Dollars from Olive Harvest

By Hana Levi Julian, Tens of thousands of acres in Judea and Samaria are blanketed with olive groves that now are bare of their fruit as one of the most successful harvest seasons in history draws to a close. Palestinian Authority Arab farmers earned estimated revenues of more than $140 million from this year’s olive […]