The Ioc has also developed projects to set up olive germplasm banks; pilot demonstrations and training nurseries; olive fields; olive mills; sustainable irrigation management in olive growing; treatment and utilization of vegetable water and pomace; olive harvest forecasting by pollen monitoring; good practices for olive nurseries; and plant production techniques for good agricultural practice in olive growing, for the sustainable development of olive orchards in areas characterised by fragile ecosystems, etc. Every year, the Ioc awards grants for PhDs, master’s degrees in olive growing and olive oil technology and specialisation courses so that we can encourage research and the transfer of technologies.
The technical cooperation and training activities (seminars, courses, workshops, internships, etc.) that we run have reached more than 8,000 people in the last 20 years. The Ioc has awarded a total of 8 scholarships for PhDs, 90 for master’s degrees and more than 200 for specialisation courses. More than 36 countries have benefited from these activities: Algeria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Japan, Lebanon, Latvia, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Romania, Slovenia, the State of Palestine, South Africa, Syria, Sweden, Czech Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, the UK, Uruguay, the USA, etc.
Everyday researchers and scientists make new discoveries. It is our job to disseminate the information they gather and encourage new studies, and one of the key ways to do this is through technical cooperation and training activities.
The synergy between olive growing, olive oil technology and the environment is integrated in Ioc technical cooperation and training activities which link various protection strategies for the sustainable development and preservation of olive resources.
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