University of Jaén

Dec. 15, 2021

Biodiversity Project Expands Beyond Spain

More than 750 Mediterranean olive farmers across four countries have applied to join the Olivares Vivos project, which succeeded in increasing biodiversity in Andalusian olive groves.

Dec. 6, 2021

Study: Traditional Olive Groves Absorb More Carbon than Intensive Ones

A study from the University of Jaén shows that traditional olive groves directly combat climate change and cause far less environmental damage than intensive cultivation methods.

Oct. 27, 2021

Study: Agricultural Intensification Hurts Olive Grove Productivity

Researchers in Andalusia found that agricultural intensification hurt olive groves by eliminating the natural predators of pests and depleting soil quality.

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Jul. 30, 2021

Grant Provides Funds for Researching Xylella Fastidiosa Biopesticides

The European Commission awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant to the University of Jaén to research new methods to curb the spread of the deadly olive pathogen.

Jul. 20, 2021

Plans for Olive Oil Research Institute in Jaén Come One Step Closer to Fruition

The new institute at the University of Jaén will push innovation in olive growing and olive oil production and promote research efforts.

Apr. 2, 2021

Biodiversity Program Succeeds in Restoring Species to Olive Groves

Olive farms following the Olivares Vivos program recorded a 30-percent increase in flora and fauna. The value of their EVOOs is expected to rise too.

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Jan. 9, 2019

Researchers Use Mathematical Models to Optimize Olive Oil Production

Using response surface methodology, Spanish scientists can now predict the impact that different variables have on the olive oil production process.

Apr. 16, 2016

UC Davis and the University of Jaén Sign Collaboration Agreement

The schools come together in Jaén with a shared vision to create a worldwide network of esteemed universities dedicated to the advancement of the olive oil sector.

Mar. 7, 2016

University of Jaén Aspires to Be Global Reference for Olive Oil Sector

The university’s newly appointed social council president, Castillo de Canena’s Francisco Vañó, affirmed the school’s goals at the recent World Olive Oil Exhibition in Madrid.

Jul. 8, 2014

Researchers Give Olive Oil Antioxidant Kick for Eye Health

Researchers from Jaén are experimenting with supplementing olive oil with lutein, a substance with antioxidant activity that plays a role in eye health.

Feb. 27, 2012

University of Jáen Introduces Course on Mediterranean Diet

The University of Jáen, Spain, will introduce a new course in honor of olive oil pioneer Juan Salcedo, dedicated to improving knowledge of the Mediterranean Diet and olive oil.

Nov. 27, 2011

Award for Research on Role of Olive Oil in Breast Cancer Prevention

Researchers at the University of Jaén have become the first to win Castillo de Canena’s Luis Vaño Olive Oil Research Prize awarded to the best olive or olive oil-related research study in Spain.

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