Growers and millers from the three countries combined to win 14 awards at the 2023 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, up from the ten awards producers from the three countries earned at the previous edition of the competition.
“Olive oil is a promising product with which Lebanon can compete with most exporting countries despite the many crises it is going through,” Hassan said in April when the first Lebanese producers were awarded.
Solar won a Gold Award in 2022 and a Silver Award in 2023 with its Kour extra virgin olive oil, placing itself among the rare Lebanese producers to win awards in consecutive years at the World Competition.
Solar uses old methods and cutting-edge technology to grow organically. Arsanios said, "When I started this project, I adopted old practices of working the land and updated them by instilling new science-based techniques."