Olive Growing News

  • Success for the AIFO congress hosted by Pieralisi Group

    Big participation of associates at the Italian olive oil franchise (Aifo) congress, hosted at Jesi by Pieralisi Group. During the intense two-days of discussions and debates, in which all the major representatives of the olive industry took part, one important concept has been reaffirmed: the unanimous willingness to proceed together on the path taken to give greater strength to the ...


    By Pieralisi Group

  • 105th Regular Session Of The Council Of Members Of The International Olive Council

    The Council of Members of the International Olive Council, the intergovernmental organisation responsible since 1959 of administering the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, held its 105th regular session at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, at the invitation of the Italian authorities, from 23 to 26 May 2017. The ...

  • Gennaro Pieralisi awarded twice at Expoliva 2017

    “Expoliva 2017”, the most important exposition in the olive oil industry, is now over, and the Pieralisi Group once again ended up being the most outstanding company. Number do not lie, and the attendance to the booth, where the latest innovations such as the Protoreattore®, the Leopard, the Scorpion, and the SPI 666 were being exposed, demonstrates the curiosity of prospect ...


    By Pieralisi Group

  • Pieralisi machines success at the ´General Agricultural Competition´

    Another goal as achieved for Pieralisi Group that took once again first place as supplier of olive oil machineries for the production of the best olive oil rewarded at the "General Agricultural Competition", held in Paris from 25th February to 5th March, 2017. The General Agricultural Competition established in ...


    By Pieralisi Group

  • The Olive growers from Calabria visit the Pieralisi Group

    Surrounded by the hills of the Marche region and warmed by a sunny day on the 21st of February the Pieralisi Group hosted the first group of olive-oil growers from Calabria. During the day, the participants had the opportunity to visit the whole company; the design offices, the technical and testing departments, the production area and finally the exhibition area. In the afternoon, at the ...


    By Pieralisi Group

  • Flottweg and Manzano begin long-term partnership in the olive oil industry

    Since the beginning of the year the companies Flottweg SE and Caldereria Manzano, S.A. have been working together. The separation technology specialist Flottweg is thus relaunching the sales of its machines in the olive oil sector.  “We are very pleased to have gained Flottweg as a new partner. We chose Flottweg because they are a well-known supplier with an excellent ...


    By Flottweg SE

  • Pieralisi Group Opening His Business To Pakistan

    On 12th and 13th December at Bari Chakwal (Barani Agricultural Research Institute) in Pakistan, an intensive training took place. The training was on the development of the olive growing and olive oil production process. The convention was organized by Unido (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) and Usaid (United ...


    By Pieralisi Group

  • International seminar on Xylella fastidiosa - Conclusions

    The seminar on Xylella fastidiosa organised by the International Olive Council (IOC) and the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) from 28 to 30 November at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute in Bari (Italy), comprised seminars by international specialists, a field visit to the Lecce region and a round table to identify common measures. The purpose of the ...

  • 104th Regular Session of the IOC Council of Members

    The Council of Members of the International Olive Council (IOC) held its 104th Regular Session at the headquarters of the Organisation (Calle Principe de Vergara 154) in Madrid, from 21 to 25 November 2016. For this session, representatives of the 16 member countries of the IOC (Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Egypt, the European Union, Iraq, Israel, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, ...

  • Countries celebrate World Olive Day with IOC grants

    In order to bring the IOC closer to its member countries and increase the visibility of the Organisation, on 2 September the Executive Secretariat published a call for proposals for grants to co-finance celebrations of World Olive Day (26 November) in IOC member countries. The idea is to set up an annual celebration of World Olive Day across all member countries, through simultaneous events ...

  • International seminar on Xylella fastidiosa

    The International Olive Council (IOC) and the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), under the Memorandum of Understanding signed in July 2016, have organised a seminar on Xylella fastidiosa¸ the bacterium which, since 2013, has been causing the death of hundreds of olive trees in the Italian region of Apulia, raising grave concerns among all olive ...

  • 104th Regular Session of the IOC Council of Members (with new links)

    The Council of Members of the International Olive Council (IOC) held its 104th Regular Session at the headquarters of the Organisation (Calle Principe de Vergara 154) in Madrid, from 21 to 25 November 2016. For this session, representatives of the 16 member countries of the IOC (Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Egypt, the European Union, ...

  • Conclusions of the IOC Conference at COP22

    The International Olive Council (IOC) participated in the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), which was held in Marrakech (Morocco) from 7 to 18 November 2016, and whereby the UN sought to adopt a framework for action against global warming. For this event, the IOC invited all IOC member countries to ...

  • The new Ambassador of Cyprus visits the IOC Executive Director

    H.E. Koula Sophianou, Ambassador of Cyprus in Madrid since September, paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretariat of the International Olive Council (IOC) on Monday 14 November. She met with the IOC Executive Director, Mr Abdellatif Ghedira, and his two deputies, Mr Lillo and Mr Sepetçi. Ms Sophianou, who has previously occupied the posts of Consul General of Cyprus in New York and ...

  • IOC Executive Director meets with Phil Hogan in Brussels

    The Executive Director and the Deputy Director in charge of Technical, Economic and Promotional Affairs were received on 27 October 2016 by the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan. Phil Hogan, who is the former Irish Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, has been in charge of EU agricultural and rural affairs and the ...

  • Olive growing in Saudi Arabia

    A delegation of representatives of the Saudi olive growing sector was received on 7 October by various officials of the IOC Executive Secretariat, including the Executive Director, the Deputy Directors, the Head of the Department of Research & Development and Environment and the Head of the Promotion Unit. Mr Aboabat, the CEO of the company Al-Watania and Mr Sahbi Mahjoub from the Agromillora ...

  • IOC Executive Director received at the Embassy of Libya

    The Executive Director of the International Olive Council, Mr Abdellatif Ghedira, was received on 4 October 2016 by Mr Khalid S.M. Edokale, Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Libya. During his visit, Mr Ghedira highlighted Libya’s importance within the IOC as one of its founding members. Libya has an olive acreage of 20 500 hectares, of which 95% are rain-fed. It produces an average of ...

  • IOC Executive Director visits the Embassy of Israel

    The Executive Director of the International Olive Council (IOC), Mr Abdellatif Ghedira, was received on 6 October 2016 by His Excellence Daniel Kutner, Ambassador of Israel to Spain since August 2015. During his visit, Mr Ghedira highlighted the importance of Israel within the Organisation as one of its founding Members. Israel, which has held the Chair of the Organisation on two occasions, is an ...

  • Visit of the IOC Executive Director to the Iranian Embassy

    The Executive Director of the International Olive Council, Mr Abdellatif Ghedira, was received on 6 October by His Excellency Mohammad Hassan Fadaifard, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran since 2014. During his visit, Mr Ghedira, highlighted the importance of this country, an IOC member since 2004, within the Organisation. Although there is still doubt as to when the olive tree first ...

  • The IOC Executive Director meets the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Madrid

    Following his meeting on 6 May 2016 with the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Madrid, His Excellence Mr Ahmed Shafik Ismail Mahmoud Abdelmoeti, the IOC Executive Director, Mr Abdellatif Ghedira, again visited the permanent representative of Egypt in Spain to discuss the state of progress of the ratification of the new International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015. He took ...

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