Horizon 2020

Aug. 27, 2019

Rediscovering Ancient Varieties to Meet Today's Challenges

Recovered ancient olive cultivars seem to provide a good answer to today's challenges such as those posed by climate change, extreme temperatures and pests.

Jun. 4, 2019

New Project Could Turn Olive Oil Byproducts Into Revenue Stream

Olive oil pomace and wastewater are broken down into protein and phenolic isolates, both of which can be used in various industrial applications from pet foods to cosmetics.

Apr. 15, 2019

Lavandin Introduced in Spanish Olive Groves to Prevent Erosion

Lavandin is the most recent crop being planted in Andalusia to help prevent erosion, promote biodiversity and provide farmers with supplemental income.

Jan. 14, 2019

The Honey Olive Grove: A Sustainable Solution

This polyculture system brings several benefits to the olive grove in a context of sustainability and resilience to extreme weather.

Jan. 2, 2019

Bari Meeting on Xylella Lays Down Joint Action Plan

The International Olive Council and the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies organized a seminar with the goal of consolidating a common action plan against Xf.

Nov. 9, 2017

European Conference on Xylella Fastidiosa: Finding Answers to a Global Problem

An event at the University of the Balearic Islands will provide a platform for in-depth discussion on the results of research into X. fastidiosa and its vectors, in support of on-going efforts to control the European outbreaks.

Nov. 4, 2016

New Method for Identifying Olive Cultivars

The identification olive cultivars according to the appearance of leaves and fruit is expected to serve as the basis for a phone app and contributions to a new international olive tree database.

Nov. 27, 2015

New EU Funds for Research on Xylella Fastidiosa

Europe has set aside €7 million for research on the prevention, detection, and control of Xylella fastidiosa.

Jul. 27, 2015

Europe Increases Tunisia's Export Quota

Tunisia will no longer be subject to the monthly export quotas which were fixed by the European Commission earlier this year.

Apr. 30, 2015

Olive Oil Authenticity Testing Underway in UK

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) selected Campden BRI to test and analyze all types of olive oils imported into the UK.

Apr. 27, 2015

New Technology to Recycle Wastewater

By using the new water recycling system olive producers use up to 90 percent less water, a major benefit for the environment.

Jan. 20, 2014

EU Offers €5m to Fight Olive Oil Fraud

Research on better detection of olive oil fraud could receive about €5 million ($6.7m) under the European Commission’s new program.

Nov. 26, 2013

Europe's New Horizon

A new €70 billion EU program for research and innovation, called Horizon 2020, will support new initiatives of small businesses.