Conference on Technological Innovation in Olive Oil Sector in Tunisia November 17 | Tunisia News Gazette

Conference on Technological Innovation in Olive Oil Sector in Tunisia November 17

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are organizing a conference on Friday, November 17 in Tunis “Innovation and Technology: Growth Engine for the Tunisian Olive Sector”.

The conference aims to explore the adoption of innovations and new technologies in the olive sector to increase the competitiveness and recognition of Tunisian olive oil which is the first exported Tunisian agricultural product, according to a document published by the organizers.

Based on the diversity of Tunisian experiences and field studies, the conference will highlight the comparative advantages of this sector.

A large number of experts from the private sector, researchers from Tunisia and several European countries will participate in this conference and will discuss topics related, in particular, to the role of innovation and technology in the future of Tunisia’s olive oil sector.

Papers will be given during this conference on “Orchard management, irrigation techniques and issues related to water scarcity”, “the intensification of olive cultivation in Tunisia and the ‘Irrigation: Benefits, Limits and Prospects’, the quality of virgin and extra virgin olive oil and innovations in mechanical extraction processes.

A roundtable meeting will be organised on the role and importance of quality throughout the commercial strategy of the main players in the olive oil sector.

Source: TAP News Agency

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