10 May

Botswana: Mogae starts olive project

GABORONE – The first commercial olive tree project in the country is in operation at the Glen Valley Production and Training Farm (PTF). President Festus Mogae launched the operation by planting one of the envisaged 2 500 commercial olive trees. The occassion coincided with the start of the National Master Plan for Arable Agriculture and […]

08 May

What is a Mediterranean diet

Lately there is a lot of talk about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. But what exactly is that? Epidemiologic studies have shown that many people from Mediterranean countries can eat fatty diets and yet not have a high risk of heart disease. Spaniards José Mataix of the University of Granada and Francisco Javier Barbancho […]

26 Apr

Organic Agriculture in Tunisia is growing with olive trees

In order to develope organic agriculture in Tunisia and raise more awareness in the farmers of this very promising market in the future says, journalist Ridha Bahlous in Allafrica, a colloquium has been organized recently, which was chosen to promote this form of agriculture. The Nefza region places natural potentials such as wide spread forests, […]

24 Mar

Tunisia January olive oil sales rise 65 pct

Tunisia’s olive oil exports grew 65 percent in January from a year earlier as it boosted output to meet rising world demand, official data showed on Friday. Tunisia is North Africa’s top exporter of olive oil, which accounts for half of its farm exports. Those in turn represent more than 10 percent of the country’s […]

01 Mar

Tunisia olive oil exports jump 53% in 2006

Tunisia’s key olive oil exports jumped by 53 percent to 167 700 t last year as a government campaign to boost exports bore fruit, official data showed on Thursday. Olive oil, whose popularity is growing among health-conscious consumers worldwide, represents half of the North African country’s farm sales which in turn account more than 10% […]