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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Xylella bacteria increasingly affecting olive trees in Southern Europe

    EU-wide emergency measures came into force on 19 May to deal with the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, the cause of a devastating disease in various plants including olive trees in Italy. Xylella fastidiosa is a quarantine organism in the EU. There are no pesticides for combating this bacterial disease, so reliable detection and diagnostic methods are essential for preventing the spread of the ...

  • Olive trees: MEPs to demand answers on how to tackle spread of killer bacteria

    Parliament will quiz the Commission Thursday morning on plans to tackle the outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa bacteria, which have infected several thousand hectares of olive plantations in Italy, and prevent it spreading to other EU regions. The Commission will also be asked to respond to the question on how they will compensate any growers whose trees have to be destroyed. MEPs also ...


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  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

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