Why become an Olive Oil Expert?

Why become an olive oil sector through the Olive Oil School of Spain Certifications Our Certifications respond at all times to the concerns and needs of the olive oil sector professionals. We seek to place at your disposal the most important developments in knowledge in all related to the olive oil complete value chain. The Olive Oil Sector is currently booming, with a trend of growth on an international scale. In line with this growth, there is greater competitiveness. Growing and even staying in the olive oil markets requires professionalization. Professionalization involves the training of professionals who work or want to work in this sector.   What benefits do I…

ESAO Awards

ESAO Awards Ceremony 2019

The ESAO Awards Ceremony 2019 will be framed within the Cultural & Gastronomic EVOO Days organised by Casa Mediterráneo   Casa Mediterráneo will host the delivery of the ESAO Awards, the prizes sponsored by the Olive Oil School of Spain to the quality of Extra Virgin Olive Oils. The delivery of the aforementioned prizes will be framed within the Cultural & Gastronomic EVOO Days, which will take place on June 4th and 5th at Casa del Mediterraneo facilities in Alicante. “Through the ESAO Awards, we want to recognize the important work of all EVOO producers that are making an enormous effort to ellaborate outstanding high quality extra virgin olive oils,” says Susana Romera, Technical…

Why are fat yields low in the South of Spain?

Why are so low this year fat yields in southern Spain? Through this post, written by Rafa Navarro, you will understand what are the key factors producing low fat yields this year in the South of Spain. Rafa Navarro is Professor at the Olive Oil School of Spain, Expert in Olive Grove Management and Teacher at the Olive Grove Management Course held in English by the Olive Oil School of Spain. Rafa assesses a number of clients totalling around 500,000 olive trees located in different fields mainly between the South of Spain and Portugal. The greatest dissuasive force for farmers to harvest their fruits at the beginning of the season…

Olive Oil World Production will increase by 12% in 2017/18

According to the official data provided by the International Olive Council, Olive Oil World Production in 2017/18 is estimated at around 2.854.000 tons. This would be an increase of approximately 12% compared to the previous year. The International Olive Council member countries as a whole estimate a production of 2.677.000 tons, which would be 94% of the total worldwide for the 2017/18 crop year, and which would be a 14% year-on-year increase. Forecast for European Union Producing Member Countries The forecast for EU producing member countries indicates an output of 1.896.000 tons with: Spain in the lead with up to 1.150.000 t, 10% lower than the previous year, Followed by…