Jun. 27, 2023
As deputy director, Lillo has emphasized olive oil's role in promoting environmental and social sustainability.
Feb. 8, 2023
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Feb. 6, 2023
The olive plant collection in San Juan has joined the International Olive Council's olive germplasm network, a crucial tool for promoting biodiversity and supporting research.
Dec. 30, 2022
Olive oil production is expected to fall to 2.73 million tons in the 2022/23 crop year, largely due to drought and inclement weather in the Mediterranean.
Nov. 17, 2022
Member countries and IOC officials will meet to celebrate World Olive Day, discuss the latest developments in the sector and formally welcome Uzbekistan to the organization.
May. 4, 2022
During a recent visit, the IOC also discussed technology transfer, production improvements and adding the Arauco cultivar to the World Catalog of Olive Varieties.
Mar. 23, 2022
For the third consecutive year, the world consumed more olive oil than it produced. The IOC said this demonstrates a fundamental shift in consumer values.
Jan. 19, 2022
Olive oil production decreased by nearly eight percent in 2020/21 along with consumption. Both are expected to rebound during the current crop year.
Jan. 15, 2021
The International Olive Council says it will embark on a study to better understand consumption trends around the world.
Dec. 9, 2020
The Czech Republic has said it will not adopt the French-born front-of-pack-label. Officials in Sweden and Greece have also voiced their opposition, while a survey in the United Kingdom demonstrated a lack of public support.
Apr. 21, 2020
Along with achieving recognition for the olive tree, the IOC is also planning to invest in germplasm banks, ensuring healthy and authenticated samples are being entered and cared for.
Dec. 19, 2019
The IOC celebrated 60 years of activity and World Olive Day during the 110th session of the Council of Members in Madrid.
Sep. 17, 2019
The Israeli embassy in Madrid told the International Olive Council it does not recognize any of the decisions made at the 109th session.
Aug. 19, 2019
The white paper, which was published by the Culinary Institute of America and the International Olive Council, also says that a shift to plant-forward diets is necessary to achieve global climate goals and promote healthy eating.