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Olive Health Information System

The project aims to provide users with a regularly updated database, giving them access to the latest research, including technical documents as well as more accessible content written in simple language

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The World's Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils in competition

Olio Officina has launched the first edition of MIOOA, the Milan International Olive Oil Award. All the best oils from all the continents can compete. Due to the Coronavirus emergency, the deadline for delivery of oils have been extended to 29 May 2020. You can download the regulation and the relative forms to participate

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy. Update of 21 April 2020

On 21 April 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. Olive oils: 361,051 tons in stocks. Compared to last week not significant changes were recorded (366.654 t). The stocks keep being higher than the stocks recorded the same period of last year (+30%). The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers 

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Olive Oil stocked in Italy

The Report is drawn up by the ICQRF on data recorded in the olive oil computerized registers (RTO). On March 31, 2020, the operators present in the online olive oil register were 24,217, representative of 26,322 active premises. The quantity of olive oil stocked in Italy on March 31, 2020 by the parties responsible for maintaining the RTO is 371,251 tons, of which 347,383 are in bulk

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The future of olive germplasm

The conservation and use of plant genetic resources is key for the future of agriculture, food and the environment. The FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, in line with the Convention on Biological Diversity, ensures food security through conservation, free exchange and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits of these resources

International Olive Council


Milan International Olive Oil Award

The MIOOA first edition: great opportunity to participate. All the extra virgin olive oils in competition will be subjected to a completely blind tasting by a panel of expert professional tasters from the world’s oldest tasting school, ONAOO. The tasters thus identifying the various samples that will be admitted to the final and which will accordingly be assessed by a series of hand-picked juries selected on the basis of the groups they belong to, such as restaurateurs, chefs, food-service buyers, retail-chain buy- ers, consumers, journalists

Olio Officina


Australia, olive oil imports

Imports of virgin olive oil and olive oil in Australia increased by 2% in the 2018/19 crop year, reaching 31 897 t, the highest figure in the last 9 crop years.

International Olive Council


The international market

Changes in the consumption of olive oil and table olives in overall consumption have been reported. Below, you can consult official data

International Olive Council

Xylella fastidiosa roadmap and climate change

The olive tree as a solution in the fight against climate change The objective of the IOC is to “present the olive grove as an environmentally positive crop because of its potential to store and extract CO2 from the atmosphere”

International Olive Council


Olive Oil, estimates 2019/20 crop year

Olive oil production has tripled in the last 60 years, reaching 3 379 000 t in the 2017/18 crop year. The production estimate for the 2019/20 crop year puts production at 3 144 000 t (-2.3%). World consumption could reach 3,094,000 t, an increase of 6.4% over the previous crop year

International Olive Council


Australia, imports olive oil and table olives

Australia's imports of olive oil and olive-pomace oil increased by 7% in the 2017/18 crop year. Spain and Italy are main suppliers: accounting for 89.9% of the total...

International Olive Council


The Forme dell’Olio 2020, the great opportunity to participate in the contest

The event is an excellent showcase for companies, a way to be known and appreciated by consumers

Olio Officina

Life Olive4climate

In Perugia, there will be an important conference where it will be discussed a "hot" theme of the present day: climate change. It will try to understand how to intervene and what will be the possible solutions to mitigate the effects that could be reflected on the crops

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Canada, imports olive oil and table olives

Canada accounts for about 5% of world imports of olive oil and olive-pomace oil. Imports reached 47 967 tin the 2017/18 crop year, an increase of 17.8% compared to the previous year, but an increase of 25.7% if wecompare to the 2012/13 crop year, when Canada imported 38 169 t

International Olive Council


New industrial applications for olive pruning residues

It is the new European project Compolive, coordinated by Andaltec, conceived for new biomaterials to be developed, which will be more sustainable and programmed for many industrial applications

Olio Officina


The Forme dell’Olio award is a tribute to the bravest, most innovative producers

Olio Officina is organizing the seventh International Packaging and Innovation Contest Le forme dell’olio, to be held in Milan, Italy, in collaboration with media partners Olio Officina MagazineOOF International Magazine and Oliocentrico. The Contest aims to raise awareness among producers of the importance of extra virgin olive oil, oils from other raw materials and cosmetics based on olive oils, as well as care and packaging

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Why it is important to participate to the first ever contest of vinegar packaging?

Olio Officina is organizing the second International Packaging, Visual Design and Innovation Contest Le forme dell’aceto, to be held in Milan, Italy, in collaboration with media partners Olio Officina MagazineOOF International Magazine and Oliocentrico. The Contest aims to raise awareness among producers of the importance of vinegar care and packaging

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The United States imports of Olive Oil

The United States accounts for around 36% of world imports of olive oil, placing it in first place followed by the European Union with 15%; Brazil with 8%; Japan with 7%; and Canada with 5%. This makes a total of 71% of imports worldwide. The rest of the importer countries account for just under 5%

International Olive Council


Here is the Morocco oil

It is a very flourishing sector of the economy, with 380,000 permanent jobs, involving almost 480,000 farms, with a national olive-growing area increased by 63%, at the rate of almost 27,000 hectares per year (in the period 2008-2018). At present, 26% of the olive groves are young and 72% are in full production. The old plantations are only 22% of the total. A focus of in-depth analysis useful to get a general and detailed idea of how and how much the Maghreb country is investing in olive growing and heliotrophication

International Olive Council


Oil and table olives in Brazil

The South American country accounts for about 8% of world olive oil imports, ranking third after the United States (36%) and the European Union (15%). These three countries, just to give you an idea, alone account for 59% of world imports. The Brazilian table olive market also shows a positive long-term trend, reaching 17% of world imports.

International Olive Council

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Saline Waters: new studies for olive orchards

Several studies have evaluated the effects of climate change on water demand in agriculture. A new study conducted by researchers of the Life Sciences Institute at Sant’Anna School has investigated the quantity and the quality of irrigation saline water for olive oil production.

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A new paradigm

Interview with Pasquale Forte: “Nothing is the same any more. Consumers have changed, but so have their philosophy and approach to life. Today they want to live through their emotions: smelling, tasting, trying. Advertising is a serious job. In order to be influential, it is vital to develop new messages"

Luigi Caricato


The evolution of olive growing in Egypt

In 2016/17, Egypt had a total cultivation area of 100,000 ha, almost 1% of the world’s total. According to the latest IOC data, the Egyptian olive sector is heavily oriented towards table olives, which represent 95% of its total production. Egypt is the second biggest consumer of table olives per capita among IOC member countries, and the fourth when counting non-member countries

International Olive Council


You have to experience the oil

Interview with Gian Franco CarliOur oil is “made by the people who bring it, brought by the people who make it”, without using middlemen. You have to experience the product. You have to immerse yourself in it. To the point of saturation. Penetrate through to its heart. In fact, if you can’t manage to crystallize what you want to tell consumers in one single idea, one single topic, you can’t be creative. A good rule is to always tell the truth, and if possible the whole truth. Because in the long term, only the truth will win over people’s trust. And what other purpose should there be for advertising, if not to encourage and establish trust?

Luigi Caricato

Advertising, not propaganda

Interview with Massimo Occhinegro. The success or failure of an olive oil launched on the market depends on the business choices we make. Advertising is very useful, because through its repeated series of messages it helps consumers understand an extra virgin olive oil’s value and individual qualities – note the plural, since they really are numerous and varied. Although it has been produced for millennia, the oil obtained from olives remains a food/condiment which in many ways is still unexplored, waiting to be discovered. Today’s consumers should only be made aware, but never forced into making a choice.

Luigi Caricato


International Mario Solinas Quality Award 2019

Between 11 and 15 March, members of the international panel of the 2019 edition of the Mario Solinas Award judged the 164 contenders and have selected the top three winners from each group, as well as the finalist oils

Olio Officina


Oiling the machinery

Industrial archaeology. From patent to product advertising. A look back at the past

Antonio Monte


Focus Bilan Oléicole 2018-2019

Est une campagne oléicole exceptionnelle de point de vue production d’olive. La campagne oléicole actuelle se démarque par un nouveau record de production des olives, qui de l’ordre de 2.000.000 tonnes d’olives, soit une hausse de 42 % par rapport à la moyenne de production des olives des cinq dernières années

Noureddine Ouazzani