25 Feb

Iran’s Kerman planning olive festival

The Fifth National Olive Festival will be held in Kerman on May 9-10 with an aim to encourage olive cultivation in desert areas and remove problems facing olive growers. Deputy head of Kerman Agriculture Jihad Department, Hossein Mirzabeigi, told IRNA, “Olive originated from Iran. Considering that the plant is adaptable to dry conditions, we need […]

11 Feb

Pakistan: Rs642 million investment/5 years in Olive cultivation plan approved

By Shamim Shahid, NWFP Governor Lt-Gen (rtd) Ali Muhammad Jan Aurakzai approved a five year comprehensive plan for olive cultivation in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) by giving a go ahead signal to the authorities of civil secretariat Fata during a presentation on the proposed project at Governor’s House here on Tuesday.

08 Feb

90,000 wild olive trees grafted with European type since 2001

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Oil Development Board has grafted 90,000 wild olive trees with European type trees in Lower Dir district over the last five years, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Sikandar Hayat Bossan told the National Assembly during question hour on Thursday. He said that the PODB had not established a separate project in the […]

03 Feb

Hundreds take part in joint Israeli-Palestinian tree planting

By Eli Asheknazi, Over 150 Israelis and 150 Palestinians planted nearly 1,200 olive trees on Friday next to the West Bank village of Salam, near Nablus. The ceremony took part under the slogan, “planting solidarity between Israeli and Palestinian farmers.” The trees were planted in an area where hundreds of trees had been uprooted or […]

24 Jan

1,300 year old olives founded

A boat that plied the coast of the Holy Land 1,300 years ago carrying fish, carobs and olives is helping researchers better understand a little-known period in the region’s history. Click here to continue