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World Olive Day declaration’s meaning

The Ioc celebrated World Olive Day on last 28 November with a ceremony attended by the delegations of the member countries, representatives of the sector, authorities and members of the diplomatic corps. At the event, the Executive Director, Abdellatif Ghedira read out a joint Declaration of all Ioc member countries joining in the celebration of World Olive Day approved by Unesco already. Under its call to “Choose olives to protect our planet and our health!” this declaration highlights the role of olive growing in the sustainable economic and social development of a number of countries, and as part of the solution in combating global warming.

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The mission of the International Olive Council

Throughout its history, the Ioc has undergone structural changes driven both by the evolution of regional policy and by the growth in olive oil consumption beyond its traditional area

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The Ioc on the front line against climate change

"Olive growing is now a sustainable strategy against climate change," said Abdellatif Ghedira, the Executive Director of the Ioc, in a message to participants at the Olive4Climate conference, organised by the University of Perugia

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New Headquarters agreement

The Agreement governing the Ioc building was signed on 28 November

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Jmo and Ioc anniversary

A ceremony was held to mark the occasion, and the Executive Secretariat invited a number of representatives from various governments, the diplomatic corps and delegations from Member States to headquarters in Madrid

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The Santander Foundation and the Ioc: closer than ever

Memorandum of understanding between the two institutions

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Inauguration of the olive garden

A young garden of thousand-year old olive trees

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Welcome Georgia

The 17th member of the Ioc

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World Olive Day approved by Unesco

Abdellatif Ghedira, made the announcement today at headquarters in Madrid

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In Spain, Dcoop rewards the master millers for the best oils from early harvesting

There are four oils awarded, protagonists of the Master Project program, born from the willingness of the cooperatives to manage early harvest oils with the aim of encouraging the production of this type of oil, to optimize wholesale sales and then to have a reference point for oil bottled by Dcoop. The winning oils come from Úbeda, Villanueva de Algaidas and Antequera

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Close ties between Libya and the Ioc

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World Olive Day: celebrations at Casa Hierro, the Aove brand

To celebrate the anniversary, Casa Hierro organized an event with the participation of various professionals, friends and family. In evidence, the different uses of a good oil, both raw and as part of more elaborate recipes

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The 110th session begins

The 110th session of the Council of Members of the International Olive Council has begun at headquarters in Madrid. Representatives from the Organisation’s 17 member countries will discuss various important topics over the course of the five-day session. The Committees for Administrative and Financial Affairs, Economics and Promotion, Chemistry and Standardisation and Olive Oil Technology and the Environment have come together to discuss important topics such as past and present activity, statistics and the Observatory

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The 2020 Forme dell’Olio Contest

The seventh edition of the olive oil packaging and visual design contest

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The 2020 Forme dell’Aceto Contest

The competition aims at raising awareness in companies on the importance of vinegar care and packaging. Companies should constantly strive to improve the quality of their products, not only vinegar-wise, but also in terms of packaging, so that consumers consider both raw material quality and packaging appearance and functional features when making a purchase decision

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The new International Olive Council website goes live

On 19 November 2019, the new IOC website officially went live. One year after the conclusion of the first phase of the analysis, and in keeping with the terms of the contract, the IOC can now offer a completely new communication system, thanks to the work of Member States and the Executive Secretariat. The new Observatory can also now be launched in the second half of 2020

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World Trade in olive oil and table olives  

The IOC issued the latest data on international trade in olive oils and table olives, data for the current marketing year compared with the previous season for the same period

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Evooleum 2020, the most influential Guide, is now available

Mercacei Publishing Group has launched the fourth edition of the Evooleum World's Top100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils Guide that showcases the 100 best Evoos in the world according to the results obtained in the Evooleum Awards. A deluxe edition, prologued by the renowned chef Andoni Adúriz (Mugaritz), where the reader can find Mediterranean recipes by 2 Michelin-star-chef Paco Roncero, articles about the culinary uses of extra virgin olive oil, most fashionable olive destinations, the latest trends in the world of packaging and pairings... and more, much more. A unique publication that, thanks to its success among chefs, importers and distributors, has become the most influential worldwide

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Spain, specialisation in Olive Growing and Olive Oil Technology

The University of Jaen has announced a master's degree where students, during the courses, will learn the technology of olive growing and olive oil. The Executive Director of the International Olive Council, Abdellatif Ghedira, was present at the "departure" of the master's course

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An in depth workshop on hydrocarbons in fats and oils in Bologna

Organized by Sissg, the Italian Society for Fats and Oils Research, will take place on 12 and 13 December. There will be two days of meetings and debates on the role played by hydrocarbons, especially Moah and Mosh, present in fats and oils

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Senegal's Ambassador visiting the International Olive Council

The Ambassador has shown all her interest towards the Ioc to start a collaboration to help Senegalese consumers

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Ioc, a recognition diploma and a commemorative pin to reward former Chairs and Vice-Chairs

Five Italians, three Greeks, two Spaniards, two Portuguese and one Tunisian were awarded by the International Olive Council for their contribution to the olive sector and their role in the Advisory Committee

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Madrid, Coi: back to work for the standardisation and research unit

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