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Jul. 26, 2018

Tunisian Producers See Promise in Olive Oil Tourism

Tunisian producers are exploring how olives, one of the country's biggest natural resources, can potentially lure a new kind of tourist.

Jul. 23, 2018

Researchers Turn to Olive Oil to Help Reduce Maternal Deaths in Uganda

Mbarara University of Science and Technology researchers are testing a wound dressing with olive oil and honey.

Jun. 19, 2018

Olive Farm Helps Save Rhinos

South African olive oil producer Rio Largo Olive Estate has designed two labels to fund endangered rhinos.

May. 16, 2018 Africa / Middle East

Egypt Rejoins International Olive Council

Mar. 12, 2018 Africa / Middle East

Revolution, Hope and Tunisian Olive Oil

Feb. 27, 2018 Africa / Middle East

Tunisia: Window on a Traditional Olive World

Feb. 15, 2018 Africa / Middle East

Tunisia Seeks Renewal Through the Olive Tree

Feb. 8, 2018 Africa / Middle East

Tunisia: Land of the Olive Tree

Feb. 8, 2018

Cape Town on Verge of Running Out of Water

Residents have been restricted to 50 liters of water a day before city taps are projected to be turned off in April.

Jan. 19, 2018

Egypt Moves to Join Olive Council

Egypt's membership in the International Olive Council was revoked in 2017 after it failed to sign an agreement on changes to standards of olive cultivation, production and trading.

Dec. 12, 2017

Tunisia Sees Opportunity in Organic Production

Ninety-five percent of Tunisia’s olive groves are tended using traditional practices without the use of any pesticides.

Dec. 12, 2017

Olive Tourism in Jordan

A local tourism company is promoting visits to olive farms in Umm Qais, northern Jordan.

Jul. 25, 2017

Project to Plant Acacia Trees in Tunisia Combats Desertification

The brainchild of a 29-year-old women social entrepreneur, a project in Tunisia plants acacia trees to address water scarcity and desertification.

Jun. 29, 2017

Mystery Behind High Lebanese Olive Oil Prices Solved

The Lebanese olive oil industry is facing another threat: cheap imports are flooding the market.

Jun. 21, 2017

TerraOlivo Completes 8th Edition

Despite the recent loss of TerraOlivo's president, Raul Castellani, the competition in Israel attracted 630 olive oils from 20 countries.

Jun. 19, 2017

Gold for Tunisia Heralds Start of New Beginning

Karim Fitouri of Olivko says his Gold Award at NYIOOC marks the beginning of Tunisia's transformation from a bulk producer for the export market to a country known for its high-quality olive oil.

Jun. 9, 2017

Japan Extends Joint Research with Tunisia

A Japan-Tunisia collaboration will continue until 2021 with a focus on the development of food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products.

May. 26, 2017

Tunisia's Exports to EU Fall Despite Increased Duty-Free Quotas

Supplementary duty-free import quotas granted by the EU in 2016 have not resulted in an increase in Tunisian olive oil exports to the EU.

Apr. 26, 2017

Production, Exports Down in Tunisia but Optimism Remains High

Tunisian olive oil production and exports are down for this season as the country plans further investments in the sector.

Apr. 20, 2017

Palestine Becomes Olive Council's Newest Member

Palestine, a land where olives have been cultivated for thousands of years, signs the 2015 International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, becoming the IOC's newest member.

Apr. 6, 2017

Workshops Support Moroccan Olive Oil Sector

As part of the FAO's and EBRD's ongoing support to Morocco's olive oil sector, a series of workshops were organized during the first quarter of 2017.

Mar. 24, 2017

Lebanese Olive Oil: Exploring Intricacies of a Sector With Potential

Zejd EVOO illustrates Lebanese growers' perseverance in producing high-end olive oil.

Mar. 21, 2017

Demand for Egyptian Olive Oil Increases Following Currency Floatation

A devaluation of the Egyptian pound is making the country's olive oil exports more competitive in international markets.

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