23 Nov

Olive Oil – the Golden Harvest

By Zainab Al-Arabi, While the seasonal olive tree harvesting isn’t over yet in the Gebel region, (depending on the gatherers timetable), the rush for olive oil this year is incredible. Everybody wants it. Even those who don’t like the taste of olive oil in cooking are ready to accept it this year. With the price […]

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 […]

12 Jul

La Tunisie au salon Fancy Food Show 2007 à New York

La Tunisie a participé, du 8 au 10 juillet 2007, à la 53ème édition du salon international des produits Agro-alimentaires “Fancy Food Show”, à New York. Une dizaine d’entreprises tunisiennes ont exposé une variété de produits agro-alimentaires, notamment l’huile d’olive extra vierge, en bouteilles, et huiles biologiques, les dattes naturelles fraîches et conditionnées, les semi-conserves, […]

28 May

(South Africa) Namibia: Local Olive Industry Shows Huge Promise

Wezi Tjaronda Windhoek Olive farming has great potential to become one of Namibia’s most important commercial crops. When all the olive trees growing in the areas of Swakopmund, Hochfeld, Kalahari, Omaruru, Otavi, Orange and Namibia central have reached full production, the country will produce around 74 400 litres of oil but there will still be […]