Anna Cane Named President of Italian Interprofessional Group

The Filiera Olivicolo Olearia Italiana works to promote cooperation along the olive oil value chain.
Anna Cane
By Paolo DeAndreis
Jul. 5, 2023 15:31 UTC

Anna Cane has been named the new pres­i­dent of the Filiera Olivicolo Olearia Italiana (FOOI), the Italian inter­pro­fes­sional olive asso­ci­a­tion.

Cane, also the pres­i­dent of the olive oil group at the Italian Association of the Edible Oil Industry (Assitol), pre­vi­ously served as FOOI’s vice pres­i­dent. She suc­ceeds Paolo Mariani, pres­i­dent of the olive millers asso­ci­a­tion, Assofrantoi.

Tommaso Loiodice, pres­i­dent of Unaprol, the national olive oil pro­ducer asso­ci­a­tion, was named FOOI vice-pres­i­dent. FOOI’s direc­tor Giulio Martino has been con­firmed in his posi­tion.

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Our thanks go to those who pre­ceded us for start­ing a path of col­lab­o­ra­tion and dia­logue among all play­ers in the sup­ply chain, which is now bear­ing fruit,” Anna Cane said.

Together with Tommaso Loiodice, we intend to con­tinue along this path, increas­ing coop­er­a­tion between agri­cul­ture and indus­try,” she added.

In a press note, FOOI said the entire Italian olive sec­tor has par­tic­i­pated in the inter­pro­fes­sional orga­ni­za­tion since 2016 through olive grower, miller, olive oil pro­ducer and table olive pro­ducer asso­ci­a­tions.

Since then, we learned to work together, which was far from obvi­ous,” Cane said. Today, we know how to coop­er­ate because every link in the chain has taken a step for­ward in acknowl­edg­ing the chal­lenges faced by the oth­ers.”

FOOI added that the inter­pro­fes­sional con­tributed to the progress made in how the sec­tor is approach­ing sci­en­tific research in prob­lems such as olive oil sterols or min­eral oils in olive oil.

This inclu­sive approach has allowed us to leave the door open to all those in the olive sec­tor who have not yet taken into con­sid­er­a­tion the ben­e­fi­cial results obtained,” Cane said, encour­ag­ing all olive mar­ket par­tic­i­pants, includ­ing large retail­ers, to take a step for­ward.

In its note, the FOOI said the orga­ni­za­tion’s main goals remain to add value to the national olive oil pro­duc­tion while work­ing on the eco­nomic and envi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity of the whole sec­tor.

FOOI also noted coop­er­a­tion with the European Union and the International Olive Council. Its press note also cited the ongo­ing dia­logue with the Italian national government’s deputy sec­re­tary to Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forests, Patrizio La Pietra.

We are ready to relaunch the dia­logue with the min­istry to build a project capa­ble of putting together all voices in the olive oil world,” the FOOI note con­cluded.


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