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European Olive Oil Sector Courts EU Aid For Ecological Innovation

Jun. 30, 2010
Daniel Williams

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By Daniel Williams
Olive Oil Times Contributor | Reporting from Barcelona

The European Commission will pledge 35 mil­lion Euros to sup­port the most inno­v­a­tive eco­log­i­cal projects under­taken in the food and drink indus­tries. Olive oil pro­duc­ers in Europe are look­ing to take advan­tage of this incen­tive to revamp their prac­tices to become more eco­log­i­cally friendly.

Olive oil pro­duc­ers have until October 9th to sub­mit their pro­pos­als and the Commission will be look­ing firstly to sup­port smaller pro­duc­ers that have devel­oped sus­tain­able prod­ucts that have not yet posi­tioned them­selves in the exist­ing mar­ket. The aid from the European Commission will cover up to 50% of the total costs.

These ini­tia­tives are part of a grow­ing trend among olive oil pro­duc­ers and olive grow­ers to embrace newer, more effi­cient meth­ods of pro­duc­tion. Recently, the multi­na­tional Israeli com­pany NaanDanJain Irrigation has obtained con­tracts from Spanish olive grow­ers seek­ing more mod­ern cost-effec­tive meth­ods of irri­ga­tion. Their new water drop­per, mar­keted under the name Amnon, is ideal for rugged ter­ri­tory like olive groves and promises to use less water in order to pro­duce higher crop yields.

Speaking of the new irri­ga­tion project, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Geolit, the Spanish tech­no­log­i­cal and sci­en­tific super-park ded­i­cated to inno­va­tion and devel­op­ment in the olive oil sec­tor said the fol­low­ing of these eco­log­i­cal friendly efforts: These are the fruits of a con­ver­gence of inter­ests from both par­ties to bring about the mod­ern­iza­tion, com­pet­i­tive­ness, and tech­no­log­i­cal inno­va­tion in the Spanish olive oil sector.”[1]


[1] http://www.interempresas.net/Agricola/Articulos/41104-Geolit-Naandanjain-colaboraran-proyectos-formacion‑I+D‑transferencia-tecnologica.html Geolit y Naandanjain colab­o­rarán en proyec­tos de for­ma­ción, I+D y trans­fer­en­cia tec­nológ­ica”

European Olive Oil Sector Courts EU Aid to Develop More Ecologically Sound Methods of Production

The European Commission will pledge 35 mil­lion Euros to sup­port the inno­va­tion and com­pet­i­tive­ness of the most inno­v­a­tive eco­log­i­cal projects under­taken in the food and drink indus­tries. Olive oil pro­duc­ers in Europe are look­ing to take advan­tage of this incen­tive to revamp their prac­tices to become more eco­log­i­cally friendly.

Olive oil pro­duc­ers have until October 9th to sub­mit their pro­pos­als and the Commission will be look­ing firstly to sup­port smaller pro­duc­ers that have devel­oped sus­tain­able prod­ucts that have not yet posi­tioned them­selves in the exist­ing mar­ket. The aid from the European Commission will cover up to 50% of the total costs.

These ini­tia­tives are part of a grow­ing trend among olive oil pro­duc­ers and olive grow­ers to embrace newer, more effi­cient meth­ods of pro­duc­tion. Recently, the multi­na­tional Israeli com­pany NaanDanJain Irrigation has obtained con­tracts from Spanish olive grow­ers seek­ing more mod­ern cost-effec­tive meth­ods of irri­ga­tion. Their new water drop­per, mar­keted under the name Amnon, is ideal for rugged ter­ri­tory like olive groves and promises to use less water in order to pro­duce higher crop yields.

Speaking of the new irri­ga­tion project, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Geolit, the Spanish tech­no­log­i­cal and sci­en­tific super-park ded­i­cated to inno­va­tion and devel­op­ment in the olive oil sec­tor said the fol­low­ing of these eco­log­i­cal friendly efforts: These are the fruits of a con­ver­gence of inter­ests from both par­ties to bring about the mod­ern­iza­tion, com­pet­i­tive­ness, and tech­no­log­i­cal inno­va­tion in the Spanish olive oil sec­tor.”[1]

1. http://www.interempresas.net/Agricola/Articulos/41104-Geolit-Naandanjain-colaboraran-proyectos-formacion‑I+D‑transferencia-tecnologica.html Geolit y Naandanjain colab­o­rarán en proyec­tos de for­ma­ción, I+D y trans­fer­en­cia tec­nológ­ica”


[1] http://www.interempresas.net/Agricola/Articulos/41104-Geolit-Naandanjain-colaboraran-proyectos-formacion‑I+D‑transferencia-tecnologica.html Geolit y Naandanjain colab­o­rarán en proyec­tos de for­ma­ción, I+D y trans­fer­en­cia tec­nológ­ica”

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