Spain: Olive-pomace oil Interprofessional Organization is official

The General Council of Interprofessional Agri-food Organizations (OIA) of Spain has approved the application for recognition of the Interprofessional Organization olive pomace oil. This new Interprofessional join with the existing ones in the olive sector, such as the Interprofessional Organization table olives and the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization.

Global food prices down for fourth consecutive year

The FAO index records that food prices stood at an average value below its November with the fall in international prices of all foodstuffs, including meat, dairy products and cereals, except in the case of sugar and oils. The year 2015 ends with almost 19% decline in prices compared to 2014, representing the fourth consecutive annual decline.
Campaña Toda una Experiencia de Aceites de Oliva de España en cines. Fuente: Aceite de Oliva de España.

Lights … Camera … olive oils!

The holidays coincide with the most anticipated film releases of the year, when fans flooded the halls in search of their favorite movies, often in family. The campaign to promote olive oils developed for that the public four spots of one minute, featuring four major varieties of extra virgin olive oil (Arbequina, Cornicabra, Hojiblanca and Picual).

Olive grove profitability wanted to adopt intensive systems

Three quarters of the world olive is cultivated according to traditional methods. Only 26% of the surface of this crop is handled in intensive systems, which increases the production of olive oil. These are among the findings of an international study on production costs of olive oil by the IOC and coordinated by AEMO and GEA Westfalia Separator Ibérica. The report confirms major differences between the costs of one country to another. The oil yield is higher in the South of the Mediterranean and is drastically reduced in Latin American countries. The global harvest for the season in 2015-2016 will be between the 2.6 and 2.9 million tonnes. The world's largest producer, Spain is closer to 1.3 million tonnes. Argentina will increase its production to 25,000 tons, it is behind Chile (16,000 tonnes), United States (6,000 t), Peru (3,500 t) and 2,000 tons Uruguay.
Jornada sobre el olivar organizada por Yara. Imagen: Yara.

Yara Academy, sharing knowledge in the olive grove

The surface of olive trees in our country is around 2.5 million hectares according to the MAGRAMA 2014. In the agricultural sector the olive industry is one of the most committed to innovation in the search for the optimization of resources for higher performance.

EU aims to increase the quota for olive oil that arrives in Tunisia

Farmers the world's largest olive grove, Spain, und the rest of European too reject the decision of the Commission to increase by 35,000 tonnes tariff-free access of olive oil in Tunisia for two years, adding to the 56,700 t already granted to the North African country and amounts unlimited aimed at refining. In addition, there is a proposal for two years, which can not be justified by the situation of a bad campaign as before, and allows the permitted volume between once and no monthly quotas as in the current system.

The International Olive Oil Council has new executive director

Jean-Louis Barjol has already substitute in the International Olive Council (IOC), based in Madrid (Spain). Is the Tunisian Abdellatif Ghedira, former chief of staff of the Ministry of Agriculture of his country, who will be chief executive of the organization since January 1, 2016 until December 31, 2019.

Spain drives innovation in the olive grove

The olive oil sector, through the Interprofessional Spanish Olive Oil, promoted for years the momentum of the research on mechanization of UCO, which were preamble MECAOLIVAR project, for which the University has continued to benefit the support of the sector. The bulk of the funding is for ERDF (80%) through the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. The new devices born with the aim of reducing costs in basic tasks like data collection, application of pesticides and soil management. The traditional olive grove, the most important in our country, will be the main beneficiary of these developments.

Argentina: three Spanish firms under the PDO “Priego de Córdoba” awerded in Argoliva 2015

Spanish olive oil quality triumphs again in Argentina. The fifth edition of Argoliva 2015 recognizes excellence of extra virgin olive oil with prieguense seal. With these new international awards, the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) "Priego de Córdoba" re-affirm the excellence of its AOVEs and opens the way for a new campaign that hopes to get new awards, but above all to strengthen its national success and international.

Peru and Andalusia, together by research in the world of olives

The UNIA and Jorge Basadre Grohmann National University of Peru made an international course of Technologies applied to the processing of table olives and olive oil production. Both universities have signed an agreement to collaborate in the organization of academic activities.