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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. ...

  • 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), ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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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