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Tunisian organic olive oil

A far-reaching and promising future. There are currently some 3 300 operators in the vari- ous branches.  Olive oil continues to dominate the market, for which Tunisia was the first global exporter of organic olive oil in 2015. Olive growing is the driving force of organic farming in Tunisia, where olive plantations cover some 125 000 ha, or 40% of the total crop area using organic farming practices, thereby to position itself as the third country in terms of olive acreage

International Olive Council


Olive growing in Argentina

In the Americas, Argentina is the leader both as producer and exporter of olive oil and table olives. Across all provinces, modern production systems co-exist with traditional systems. Modern farming systems, such as intensive or super-intensive farming, are the models generally applied in the various olive growing regions of this country

International Olive Council


Oliena, the enhancer

Food design. It is undoubtedly the missing tool among kitchen and table utensils. It is designed to help oil tell its story and express its differentiating attributes at best

Mauro Olivieri


When we say oil and table olives

The 51st meeting of the Advisory Committee on Olive Oil and Table Olives was held on 24 April 2018 in Amman, Jordan. World olive oil consumption in 2017/18 is expected to reach 2 950 000 t, which is 8% higher than the last crop year.  World consumption of table olives is expected to reach 2 786 000 t, which would be a 1% increase compared to the previous crop year

International Olive Council

Olive Growing in Jordan

The olive sector is one of the most important sectors in Jordan due to the large volume of investment it attracts.  Jordan is home to some of the oldest olive trees in the world. It is one of the oldest historic olive habitats in the world and the olive tree is considered to be an important part of Jordanian heritage. Olive growing is spread over two regions of the country, in the west and north-east. As of the year 2000, Jordan achieved self-sufficiency in the production of both olive oil and table olives

International Olive Council


Carapelli, the new Renaissance

Non Filtrato, Il Nobile, Oro Verde, Bio: tradition and innovation for an extra virgin olive oil project. Quality, mastery, and beauty

Olio Officina


Tunisian olive oil: branching out

With a long history of olive oil production, the quality of Tunisian oil is going through a resurgence. To delve a little deeper into Tunisian olive oil, we spoke to Lisa Paglietti, project leader of the FAO-EBRD project Facilitating Effective Policy Dialogue in Tunisia’s Olive Oil Sector

Olio Officina


The Japan olive oil market

People are choosing extra virgin olive oil for its health benefits. An increasing amount of information is being published on this product. Japan has closed its imports of olive oil and olive pomace oil for the 2016/17 crop year at 56 853 t, which is up by 0.2% compared to last year. Ninety eight per cent of total imports come from European countries. For the last four crop years, Spain has been in the lead with 59% of the total, followed by Italy with 37% and Greece with 1%. Trend in imports of olive oil and olive pomace oil in the japanese market

International Olive Council

All the secrets of oil

Interview with Valentina Cardone, Chemiservice. No efficient olive mill can exist unless it relies on a lab that can explore extra virgin olive oil thoroughly, including in sensorial terms. Freshly-produced oils are no longer classified only based on homemade screening of their acidity. Increasingly often, oils are taken to laboratories for analyses that, although fewer than analyses envisaged by law, are sufficient to assign oil to a quite well-defined product category

Luigi Caricato


The Us olive oil market

WOOE. Interview with David Neuman, ceo of Gaea North America and soon-to-be independent consultant for the US olive oil market. Following his masterclass, will be available for an hour to answer questions or concerns from producers and professionals

Olio Officina


The WOOE’s success

“The 7th World Olive Oil Exhibition tends to be the Fair’s consolidation as the world’s reference for olive oil. The Gourmet Area – claims José Luis Murcia, the executive director of the exhibition – is an invaluable asset because it allows us to widen the gastronomic possibilities offered by such a delightful and versatile product as the olive oil. The trade – adds Murcia answering to our interview – is always the key objective of the Wooe, which concentrates its work on increasing business contacts among purchasers and sellers”

Maria Carla Squeo


United States. Olive oil imports, trends

Over the years, structural changes have been observed in the import market. Spain currently dominates the bulk market and is gaining volume in the bottled container sector. For the second year in a row, Spain is the first supplier to the US in terms of volume

International Olive Council

Standing out with the packaging design

2018 Le Forme dell’Olio Contest: Awards. Being part of the Olio Officina project and to cooperate in its realization has been a unique and interesting experience, both honorable and formative. Out of it, I realized that more can be done, research and innovate to improve: studying a specific plug for olive oil, for instance

Francesco Di Donato


World table olive market

World production of table olives over the last 30 crop years has grown steadily. World consumption of table olives is 2.86 times greater than 30 years ago, increasing by 186% over the period 1990/91 – 2017/18. The consumption of table olives can strengthen the natural defences of consumers

International Olive Council


2018 Le Forme dell’Olio Contest: Awards

Winners of the different categories of the fifth edition of the olive oil packaging and visual design contest have been decreed. Among categories appear “gift packaging”, “retail oils” and, for the very first time, “travel oils”. Beauty and functionality have played the lion’s share, leading to a number of special awards and commendations. Overall, the quality of containers has significantly grown. Even ways to present and tell the story of oil and of companies have remarkably improved. The Le Forme dell’Olio Award aims at paying tribute and awarding the most innovative and bravest companies

Maria Carla Squeo


The mill is Fico

There is an original and unusual thematic space centred on extra virgin olive oil in Bologna. What is Fico? It is not only something very very cool, but also the acronym of Fabbrica Italiana Contadina (Italian Farming Factory). Indeed, there is a dedicated area, called "Ulivo Bistrot”, where olives are milled to extract oil, which is immediately packed and sold to those who want to purchase it

Maria Carla Squeo

The European high-quality oils

Olive oil specialist from Italy and Spain conducted large scale of in-store promotions at retail stores for consumers and staff trainings for workers in the trade industry to provide the knowledge of extra virgin olive oil and quality control in Tokyo

Ceq Consortium to Guarantee Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Ceq Italia and QvExtra!

In recent years, the market of olive oils in Japan has been expanding and “olive oil” is gaining popularity among the consumers. Although, Japan is not a member of the International Olive Council and there is no standards for the quality of olive until today. The European Union announced to launch a 3-year promotional campaign for high-quality European extra virgin olive oils from 2017 to 2019 in Japan

Olio Officina


The QvExtra! International and CEQ Italia, Alliance Sets Out to Conquer USA and Japan

The ShiftTowards Internationalization in Favor of Quality EVOOs in Two of The Fastest-Growing Global Markets

Olio Officina


Robot olive mill

Pressing olives, pressing ideas. The new issue of OOF International Magazine exclusively deals with the universe of olive oil mills and millers. Only for you, here is a preview of the table of contents including all articles

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Raising the profile of Tunisian olive oil

Using innovation and technology to transform Tunisia’s olive oil industry was the focus of a high-level conference today in the country’s capital, Tunis. The event, organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), drew around 80 industry players from Tunisia, Morocco and Europe to discuss the latest trends and advances in the field

Olio Officina


A postmark for Pantaleo oil

The most attentive collectors managed to get the special edition of a stamp cancellation celebrating the “Selezione Oro” bottle of the well-known oil producing company from Fasano, Apulia, including a postcard illustrated by artist Doriano Strologo 

Maria Carla Squeo


Brazil. Imports of olive oil and table olives

Over the last ten crop years the trend in imports per product category has altered considerably. Currently, 87% of imported oil is of the virgin or extra virgin olive oil category, 12% is olive oil and only 1% is olive pomace oil. 

International Olive Council


A new glance on olive oil

On 12th September, at Munich Simei-Drinktec, Luigi Caricato was the only speaker dealing with olive oils in his remarks titled “The evolution of packaging and marketing in the olive oil sector. From selection of materials to visual design”.

Olio Officina

Being olive oil tasters

What kind of tool is the olive oil panel test? Has it been useful, 25 years after its institution? Does tasters and panel heads training work or does it involve any gaps? We have talked about all this and much more with the President of Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Sostanze Grasse (Italian association for research on fatty substances), Professor Lanfranco Conte

Luigi Caricato


Packaging contest. Entries are open

All extra virgin olive oil producers and packers can take part in the fifth edition of the contest Le Forme dell’olio, organized by Olio Officina to further enhance and give increased visibility to olive oils of excellence

Olio Officina


Oil under the spotlights

The International Olive Council has a very dense agenda of initiatives for the final part of the year. They range from strictly economic matters, also related to market statistical data, to focus on research, including an important meeting involving the most prestigious scholars and another rendez-vous, in preparation to an international workshop that will be held in Davis, US, in January 2018, to finish with promotional activities in Japan, United States and China

International Olive Council


Evooleum 2018

Published by Mercacei, the second edition of the Guide presents the World's Best 100 extra virgin olive oils, recognized at the Evooleum Awards, international prizes for quality in extra virgin olive oil, organized by Aemo, Spanish Association of Olive municipalities, and Mercacei

Olio Officina