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  • The Executive Director of the IOC visits the Embassy of Jordan in Madrid

    The Executive Director of the International Olive Council, Mr Abdellatif Ghedira, was received on 26 September 2016 by His Exellency Mr Ghassan Abdel Rahim Odeh Majali, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Madrid. On his first visit to the country’s embassy, Mr Ghedira highlighted the importance of Jordan within the Organisation, having been a member of the IOC since 2002. ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Executive Director of the IOC visits the Embassy of Lebanon in Madrid

    The Executive Director of the International Olive Council, Mr Abdellatif Ghedira, was received on 22 September 2016 by Ms Joumane Khaddage Zahalan, the Chargée d’Affaires of the Embassy of Lebanon in Madrid. On his first visit to this country’s embassy, Mr Ghedira highlighted the importance of Lebanon, an IOC member since November 1973, within the Organisation. Lebanon, which ...

  • New IOC senior management team now complete

    Following in the footsteps of new IOC Executive Director Abdellatif Ghedira who took up office on 1 January 2016, two new senior officials joined the Executive Secretariat as planned on 1 July. Jaime Lillo and Mustafa Sepetçi were selected by the Council of Members at its 26th extraordinary session in March 2016, the first as Deputy Director in charge of the technical, economic and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Order issued to HPI products, Inc., of St. Joseph, Mo., to stop sale and distribution of tainted warthog 2 EC herbicide (KS, MO)

    EPA Region 7 has issued an order to HPI Products, Inc., of St. Joseph, Mo., directing the company to immediately halt the sale or distribution of its supplies of Warthog 2 EC, following reports that a tainted batch of the herbicide distributed by the company damaged 8,000 acres of soybeans near Beattie, Kan. Under the authority of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), ...

  • Senior Course 129: Field Study 1 – Paris

    Meeting Course Members at the Hôtel des Invalides, LtGen Clairmont opens the session in Paris with a ‘tour d'horizon’: the security threats, concerns and challenges. Daesh is the first on the menu, especially the return of foreign fighters which could further damage the cohesion of French society. Daesh is quickly followed by threat number 2: the proliferation of weapons of mass ...


    By NDC Technologies Inc

  • New solar-powered tractor to reduce agricultural emissions

    Modern agriculture is heavily dependent on fossil fuels. A recent study suggests a solar-powered, agricultural electric vehicle, the 'Multi-purpose Solar Tractor', could avert 23.3 tonnes of greenhouse gases every year, compared to a conventional vehicle. The vehicles will be particularly suitable for Mediterranean countries where sunlight is plentiful. Tractors are typically diesel-powered, ...

  • Communities, Corporations and Countries Deliver on Planting of One Billion Trees

    An indigenous pencil cedar, or perhaps an African olive tree, planted in the Horn of Africa has become a living symbol of enduring hope, optimism and action for communities and countries determined to combat climate change and revive biodiversity. Today Prof. Wangari Maathai, the inspiration behind the initiative, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Agroforestry Centre ...

  • Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier

    Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream. What little snow from last winter is already gone, so ice is melting off the glacier at a rate of nearly three inches a day ...


    By Associated Press

  • CJP updates State- of-the- Art Technology for Creating Jojoba Farms

    Jojoba is one of the finest cosmetic ingredients in the world. Its excellent inherent emolliency, moisturization and oxidative stability properties rank it as one of the top cosmetic lipid materials, natural or synthetic, in use today. Jojoba is sourced from the seeds of Simmondsia chinensis, which is a woody, evergreen, desert shrub being grown in Desert of India. Jojoba seeds are a dark, ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • 122 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

    At the 2016 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Fla., 122 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored in recognition of their outstanding performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council ...

  • Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Drought

    A hefty tax was placed on excessive household water consumption, penalizing families with lawns, swimming pools or leaky pipes. So many of Mr. Zvieli’s clients went over to synthetic grass and swapped their seasonal blooms for hardy, indigenous plants more suited to a semiarid climate. “I worried about where gardening was going,” said Mr. Zvieli, 56, who has tended ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • Maintaining food crop diversity: an interview with Gary Paul Nabhan

    Guest author Fred Bahnson interviewed Gary Paul Nabhan, a lecturer, food and farming advocate, folklorist, and conservationist who lives and farms in the U.S. Southwest. Nabhan discusses his new book, the future of agriculture, and how 1,400-year-old Lebanese farming techniques influence his land ethic. Tell me about your latest book, Where Our Food Comes From-Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • CAP Reform – an explanation of the main elements

    The Commission, the Council and the European Parliament (EP) have reached a political agreement on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy – subject to formal approval by the Council and the EP as a 1streading Agreement. Most elements were agreed in trilogue on June 26, and the last remaining issues (linked to the Multi-Annual Financial framework package) were finalised on September 24. ...


    By Europa Press Room

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