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Know your SIP from your SIAP

The olive industry has a five-year plan to address key concerns to help empower growers of any size with knowledge and resources to build a more productive and profitable business. The Olive Strategic Investment Plan 2017–2021 (SIP) is an investment roadmap for the Hort Innovation Oli
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OliveCare™ Code of Practice flags challenges for the future

  The now-completed levy-funded Australian olive oil code of practice implementation (OL13007) project focused on three key areas of the industry – formally certifying Australian olive products; monitoring industry compliance with quality standards, which included regular market
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Risk research underway for the greater good

If a crisis was to occur, how ready is the olive industry to address it? Whose responsibility is it to respond in a way that protects the reputation of the supply chain and those within it? Currently, there is no formal plan for industry in place however the recently commenced project
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AOA 2017 Market Survey of olive oil products labelled as evoo

  By Peter McFarlane, McFarlane Strategic Services, Chief Investigator of project OL13007 – Australian Olive Industry Code of Practice Implementation, and Code of Practice (OliveCare™) administrator. Note: OL13007 is funded from the olive levy through Hort Innovation, with matchi
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Tastebook Sensory Training – A unique opportunity for continuous improvement in Australian Olive industry

Introduction: Tastebook is a sensory training initiative which shares the experience of appreciating, describing and understanding the quality of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and table olives from a national perspective. This initiative, first of its kind in Australia, is a unique op
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New project focuses on Black Scale, Olive Lace Bug and Anthracnose

A new three-year research project is underway to equip growers, of any business size, with a stronger understanding of the three major olive pests and diseases and the skillset to sustainably manage them. Led by Associate Professor Robert Spooner-Hart from Western Sydney University (W
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Project putting risk on olive industry’s radar

From exotic pests to product quality issues, if an olive industry crisis was to occur there is currently no formal response framework in place to protect the reputation of the supply chain and those within it. However, Risk and crisis management planning for the olive industry (OL1601
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Recent research findings available

In the last financial year, more than $226,000 has been strategically invested in olive R&D projects, to address key grower concerns and ensure the long-term sustainability and profitability of the industry. The recently released Olive Fund Annual Report 2016/17 is now available t
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