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Peru Conference Hopes to Bridge Research and Production

Sep. 25, 2014
Olive Oil Times Staff

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Pro Olivio, Peru’s pri­mary olive oil advo­cate body, is mak­ing plans to expand and enhance the olive sec­tor in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the National Council of Science and Technology, accord­ing to a recent report. The International Innovation Forum will take place today and tomor­row, September 25th and 26th, in Tacna and will include col­lab­o­ra­tive dis­cus­sion between indus­try experts from Peru, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Brazil.

The pre­dom­i­nant objec­tive for the con­fer­ence is to bridge the gap between pro­duc­tion and sci­en­tific research in the area through exchang­ing exper­tise among par­tic­i­pants, accord­ing to Pro Olivio. Discussions will be cen­tered on increas­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity through tech­nol­ogy advances, olive oil qual­ity, mar­ket­ing, and high­light­ing best agri­cul­tural prac­tices to cre­ate a sus­tain­able mar­ket. Long-term goals will include increas­ing the vol­ume and vari­ety of olive oil exports.

Tasting panel experts, researchers, grow­ers, pro­duc­tion experts, and olive asso­ci­a­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tives are expected to speak. Chefs and health experts are not exempt from the con­fer­ence, as the meet­ing agenda also plans to accli­mate par­tic­i­pants to the out­stand­ing health prop­er­ties of olive oil in both the culi­nary and med­ical field.

Pro Olivio is a non-proft orga­ni­za­tion made up of the country’s olive oil pro­duc­ers. According to their web­site only 20 per­cent of Peruvian olive crops are processed for olive oil while the remain­ing 80 per­cent are pack­aged for the table olive market.


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