Africa and The Middle East
Tunisian Producer Gets $26M Loan from IFC
Conditionnement des Huiles d’Olive (CHO) has received a loan package of $26 million from the International Finance Corporation.
Plans for an Exporters Consortium in Algeria
The proposed consortium is expected to offer members the possibility to collaborate in order to increase productivity, improve quality, boost exports, control prices, and enhance their power of negotiation.
Sousse, Tunisia Set to Host Third ‘Med Mag Oliva’ Exhibition
Tunisia’s largest olive oil sector event will promote commercial exchanges, share production technologies and foster partnerships between suppliers.
Tunisian Olive Sector Benefits from Japanese Cooperation Project
A Japanese development project underway in Tunisia aims to support the development of olive oil products and promote the export of Tunisian olive oil.
Tracking the Quality of Moroccan Olive Oils
A study published in the journal Food Chemistry set out to establish the quality of olive oil samples produced in North Morocco.
U.S. Program Provides Hand Tools to Olive Oil Producers in Lebanon
A U.S. foreign aid program in Lebanon is providing mechanized tools and training for farmers to increase the competitiveness of Lebanese olive oil abroad.
Olive Oil without Borders
A program to promote cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian farmers has been extended.
Europe Increases Tunisia’s Export Quotas
The European Commission adopted a regulation adjusting the monthly quota for olive oil exports from Tunisia to the EU.
Tunisia Is the World’s Second Largest Olive Oil Producer, for Now
Olive oil production in Tunisia has increased fourfold, making it the second largest producer after Spain.
A Defining Moment for Iranian Olive Oil
New coming opportunities to increase olive and olive oil production and popularity in Iran.
Proposed Rules Would Align Morocco with International Standards
The Moroccan government has proposed rules which will define and regulate the quality of olive oil.
Production Unit Opens in Kilis, Turkey
An organic olive oil production unit will offer employment possibilities to the recently settled Syrian refugees.
Project in Algeria Turns Byproducts into Compost
A study has examined how oil mills in central Algeria can make use of olive oil production byproducts by transforming them into compost.