09 Jun

Olive Oil: GARGANO (COLDIRETTI) New UNAPROL President

Massimo Gargano, 43, a member of the national board of Coldiretti (national association of farmers) is the new president of Unaprol, the largest and most representative consortium of olive growers at a European and world level.

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08 Jun

World seminar on olive cultivation on 12th

PESHAWAR: The two-day international seminar on Olive and Saffron Cultivation of D-8 countries would be held here on June 12-13, said a press release of Provincial Oilseed Directorate on Thursday.
Participants from members of D-8 countries Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey would attend the seminar. After the inaugural session, the participants would visit a model olive research farm Sangbhatti in Mardan District.

On the second day of the seminar, the delegates would present their country papers in the technical session. Federal Secretary for Food Agriculture and Livestock would grace the concluding session as chief guest.

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08 Jun

Tunisian Olive oil : An age old tradition

Here an interesting article for investors concerning the Olive’s Oil potential:

Tunisian olive oil : So many advantages, strong potential

• 1.6 million hectares of olive lives
• 56 million olive trees
• 745,000 tons of olives produced annually on average
• 173,000 tons of olive oil produced annually on average
• 115,000 tons of olive oil exported annually on average
• 1140 oil presses…

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08 Jun

Grapes and olives make for thriving farm

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Olive orchards and vineyards go hand in hand.

At least, the idea seems to be working for Steve and Marguerite Remde, who grow olives and grapes for their business, Belle Farms.

Established in 1997, Belle Farms consists of 7 acres of olive trees and 61/2 acres of pinot noir, sauvignon blanc and syrah grapes.

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08 Jun

L’huile d’olive d’Essaouira primée au concours OLEA 2006

Les oléiculteurs d’Essaouira, qui investissent de plus en plus dans la qualité, ont vu leurs efforts récompensés en remportant deux prix au concours national organisé, récemment à Marrakech, en marge de la 4-ème édition du salon international de l’olivier OLEA 2006 .
En effet, le jury du concours national d’huile d’olive extra vierge, initié par le Comité oléicole régional du Haouz, en collaboration avec l’Office régional de mise en valeur agricole (ORMVA) du Haouz, a attribué le premier prix pour la variété picholine marocaine et le troisième pour la variété arbequina (catégorie ?áfruité intenseá ) aux oléiculteurs souiris Lakhdari Saïd et Abderrahim Ezzahir.

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