03 Jun

Un million d’oliviers élevés en Israël seront plantés dans le désert du Rajasthan.

Un million d’oliviers élevés en Israël seront plantés dans le désert du Rajasthan, dans le nord de l’Inde. Le pays-continent finalise un plan agricole triennal pour l’introduction de plusieurs espèces végétales méditerranéennes et moyen-orientales en Inde, qui espère devenir exportateur d’olives en 2011. Des dattiers et des vignes israéliens pourraient suivre afin d’aider la région […]

21 May

A million olive trees to make Indian desert bloom for farmers

By Rhys Blakely, The desert of Rajasthan in the north of India is to be planted with a million olive trees grown in Israel in an effort to transform the landscape and the fortunes of its struggling farmers. The countries are finalising a three-year plan on agriculture that will introduce several crops associated with the […]

27 Apr

Interview with VN Dalmia, President of the Indian Olive Oil Association

President Dalmia, India decided to invest so much in olive oil market. Somebody is talking about a new Olive orchard model in the area called Rajasthan. Particularly they are intentioned to invest using very modern and high technologically irrigated systems. Why are you spending so much attention to olive cultivation? In reality, I do not […]

27 Mar

India’s olive experiment take off in Rajasthan this week

Can India become a major producer and exporter of olive oil? 50,000 sapling of various varieties will be planted near Jaipur to find the Variety most suitable to India. By Siddhartha Sarma, The agriculture board of a desert state, a micro-irrigation firm, and an Israeli company think so. Later this week, 50,000 olive saplings of […]

21 Nov

Israel: Sharp drop in olive harvest

Olive oil prices are expected to rise on tight supply. This year’s olive harvest is expected to be much smaller than in 2006, amounting to 15,000 tons, compared with 40,000 tons. One reason for the poor harvest was last year’s drought. Hani Hahashan of Kfar Marar, who won the Israel Olive Board’s “Outstanding olive oil” […]