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May. 11, 2012

India's New Olive Oil Sector

1.2 billion Indians are beginning to learn about olive oil, and new plantations in Rajasthan and Gujarat are showing real promise. India is now entering into real olive oil production.

Jan. 25, 2012

Optimism Abounds at Indian Olive Association Meeting

Ambassadors of Spain, Italy, Portugal, Syria and Jordan were the honored guests at the annual meeting of the Indian Olive Association in New Delhi last week.

Jan. 20, 2012

Dalmia-Funded Study Finds Indians Could Benefit by Using Olive Pomace Oil

A new study showed that participants who used olive pomace and canola oils had a decrease in body weight, waist circumference, lipids in the blood, and liver fat.


Oct. 5, 2011

Indian Delegation Visits Spanish Producers

A high profile Indian delegation of 12 professionals from the food and beverages industry visited Spain to explore import opportunities for the Indian market.

Sep. 23, 2011

Dalmia Tries Simplified Olive Oil Labels in India

Leonardo olive pomace oil is ideally suited for everyday Indian cooking and frying, according to its new label which now includes a prominent image of a traditional Indian food platter.

Sep. 13, 2011

Flavored Olive Oil Adds Zing to Traditional Indian Dishes

Indian cooks have traditionally used groundnut or almond oil to add different flavors to their homemade dishes. Now olive oil is the rising star creating more chic Indian fare.

Aug. 22, 2011

Olive Farming Project in India Fails to Take Off

India’s leading agricultural state of Punjab has failed to execute its ambitious olive cultivation project that was launched with much fanfare in 2008.

Aug. 12, 2011

Borges Plans $2.7M Campaign to Promote Olive Oil in India

Borges Mediterranean Food Products, one of the largest producers of olive oil in the world, is stepping up its marketing efforts in India with a major advertising campaign.

May. 26, 2011

Another Olive Production Project in India

Following the success in Rajasthan, the government of Gujarat has funded a pilot project to grow olive trees in the state in an effort to transform the fortunes of local farmers.

May. 4, 2011

Olive Farming Blooms in India’s Desert State

Gideon Peleg is the Israeli technical manager overseeing olive cultivation in Rajasthan. The first commercial yield from the Indo-Israel joint venture is expected this year.


Apr. 27, 2011

India’s Olive Oil Imports Sharply Higher

The rising consciousness of the Indian consumers about healthy foods helps the effort to promote olive oil as an alternative to the traditional cooking oils used by the average Indian household.

Feb. 24, 2011

Italian Olive Oil Raises Profile in India

Italian olive oil will be presented to Indian journalists, chefs, restaurateurs and buyers by UNAPROL, the organization of Italian producers.

Feb. 13, 2011

Q&A with Rajneesh Bhasin, Borges Group

Borges Group, India director Rajneesh Bhasin has long-term plans for India with on-ground campaigns, online and other media initiatives, and a foray into olive cultivation.

Dec. 20, 2010

Olive Oil Campaigns in India

Olive oil is being aggressively promoted in India with campaigns by the International Olive Council and major olive oil producers.

Nov. 22, 2010

One Answer to Health Crisis in India

Lifestyle and diet changes are needed in India, where the world's second-largest population is facing a health crisis led by rising rates of heart disease and diabetes.

Nov. 9, 2010

Olive Oil from the Top of the World

In the Himalayan foothills Hartmut Bauder found a climate he calls "the opposite of Europe" and the perfect place to produce the only olive oil made in Nepal.

Jul. 16, 2010

Interview with VN Dalmia, Indian Olive Association

With the national health situation in a state of emergency, the president of India's olive association prepares for the "trickle down" of olive oil usage from the market's high end.

Jul. 3, 2010

An Olive Oil Experiment in India

Saplings of high-yielding olives were brought from Israel, grown to a height of 1.5 meters in nurseries and then transplanted to the fields in Rajasthan.