twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

EU-funded ‘ARTOLIO’ project to support small olive oil producers across the Mediterranean

The US$3.5mn ARTOLIO project is coordinated by Israel’s Agricultural Research Organization and sees the participation of nine partner organisations from Cyprus, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Palestine and Spain

oil 1069920 640The project aims to provide knowledge in marketing and sales, as well as to provide technology that helps improve the global visibility of the local product. (Image source: Jose Antonio Alba/Pixabay)

The European project is part of the ENI CBC Med programme that was launched in October 2020 to implement innovative, developmental measures that will drive improvements in the quality of production

ARTOLIO, in addition to focusing on process improvement, sustainability and energy efficiency, will contribute to establishing a new level of superior quality for extra virgin olive oil. These measures aim to improve the local economy of the participating countries and provide the rural world and/or agricultural sector with tools that will help place the product on the market and position its quality and give it visibility in other spaces of international scope.

Members of the Mediterranean countries of Israel, Greece, France, Cyprus, Palestine, Jordan and Spain are participating in the project. ARTOLIO is coordinated by the Agricultural Research Organization (ARO Volcani Center and partners from the Beit Hakerem Cluster - Israel), National Agricultural Research Center (Jordan), Palestinian Centre for Agriculture Research and Development (Palestine), American Farm School Post-Secondary Educational and Training Association (Greece), Hellenic Agricultural Organization DEMETER (Greece), Department of Agriculture – Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment (Cyprus), University of Jaén (Spain), Université de Corse Pasquale Paoli (France) and Kellenfol Advertising S.L. (Spain).

ARTOLIO’s objectives and commitments

Among the results of the project, a substantial improvement in the quality of the extra virgin olive oil is expected. In line with the EU’s commitments to reduce CO2 emissions and protect the environment, it also aims to help producers implement sustainable development methods and best energy efficiency practices. Likewise, ARTOLIO’s objective is to apply the methodology so that it can be replicated in other Mediterranean regions of the EU.

In addition, the project aims to provide knowledge in marketing and sales, as well as to provide technology that helps improve the global visibility of the local product. To do so, ARTOLIO will provide a digital system in which it intends to bring together producers, experts, buyers and consumers, with the goal of also activating the existing knowledge and culture surrounding extra virgin olive oil.

The European Union funds ARTOLIO under the ENI CBC Med Programme. It has a total budget of US$3.5mn, with 90% of the funding provided by the European Union (US$3.1mn).


LATEST NEWS IN Processing & Storage

Cagemax: 25 years of quality in animal proteins and fats

Cagemax: 25 years of quality in animal p…

2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the Dutch company Cagemax, a supplier of high-quality animal proteins and fats

Reviewing Kenya’s first agri-hub

Reviewing Kenya’s first agri-hub

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday made an inspection visit to Eni Kenya, the country’s first agri-hub that produces vegetable oil and related bio-products

Nigeria targets agro-processing as a future growth driver

Nigeria targets agro-processing as a fut…

As Nigeria looks to restructure its economy to be more diversified and sustainable,  agro-processing is emerging as a key tool to improve agricultural value added while also bolstering the sector’s...

President Kenyatta urges KTDA to facilitate increased value addition to Kenyan Tea

President Kenyatta urges KTDA to facilit…

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged the Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings (KTDA) to initiate an elaborate plan that will ensure value addition to 90% of the tea grown in...

Avocado oil refining: Westfalia launches three projects to boost sustainability

Avocado oil refining: Westfalia launches…

The Westfalia Fruit Group has unveiled three innovative environmental and social projects at its fruit processing plant in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal province, enhancing sustainability and helping local communities in...

Farmers and agribusinesses in Uganda to receive more than US$5mn to become climate resilient

Farmers and agribusinesses in Uganda to …

The Government of the Republic of Korea, through its development agency Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and the International Trade Centre (ITC) will provide funding to support ITC in boosting...

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Processing & Storage

Ghana-based cocoa company to secure US$86.7mn for expansion

Ghana-based cocoa company to secure US$8…

Cocoa Processing Company (CPC), Ghanaian state-owned manufacturer of chocolates, confectionery and semi-finished cocoa products is eyeing a US$86.7mn loan financing from the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (Badea)...

Bunge Loders Croklaan opens shea butter processing plant in Tema, Ghana

Bunge Loders Croklaan opens shea butter …

Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC), Bunge Limited’s specialty oils and fats business, has opened shea butter processing facility in Tema, Ghana, with the launch of the Where Life Grows campaign, which...

Value-added bananas key to Ghanaian economy

Value-added bananas key to Ghanaian econ…

Ghana could add value to its bananas in order to earn enough foreign exchange rather than only concentrating on exporting the raw fruit just to meet the World Bank target...

USAID launches feed manufacturing facility in Ethiopia

USAID launches feed manufacturing facili…

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new livestock feed manufacturing facility in Ethiopia

eHempHouse to help reduce CO2 levels

eHempHouse to help reduce CO2 levels

Startup business, eHempHouse has announced that it has filed two patents relating to Smartbox, a hemp processing machine that can be used off-grid, and will supply power

Biobest acquires Real IPM Kenya to give a foothold in previously untapped market

Biobest acquires Real IPM Kenya to give …

Biobest and Real IPM Kenya recently announced on 2 February the acquisition of Real IPM, a leading company in biological control in East Africa 

Tanzanian milling firm investing US$40mn in Zimbabwe

Tanzanian milling firm investing US$40mn…

Tanzania’s Said Salim Bakhresa & Company (SSB) will invest US$40mn in Zimbabwe’s Blue Ribbon Industry (BRI) over the next five years

Nigeria fully privatises fertiliser import, distribution

Nigeria fully privatises fertiliser impo…

Nigeria’s Federal Government will no longer be involved in the importation and distribution of fertiliser in the country, Minister of Agriculture Dr. Akinwumi Ayo Adesina has said.

AGI EMEA’s new facilities provide enhanced storage solutions

AGI EMEA’s new facilities provide enhanc…

AGI EMEA’s new facilities in Italy will serve customers across Europe, Middle East and Africa, with innovative equipment and enhanced storage solutions

President Kenyatta urges KTDA to facilitate increased value addition to Kenyan Tea

President Kenyatta urges KTDA to facilit…

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged the Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings (KTDA) to initiate an elaborate plan that will ensure value addition to 90% of the tea grown in...

Foundation stone laid for mega rice processing plant in Jigawa

Foundation stone laid for mega rice proc…

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has laid a foundation stone for the construction of a mega rice processing mill in Hadin, Jigawa state

President Akufo-Addo commissions US$16mn tomato processing factory in Ghana

President Akufo-Addo commissions US$16mn…

The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commissioned the Weddi Africa Tomato Processing Factory, under the 1-District-1-Factory initiative, at Domfete, in the Berekum West District...

Prev Next