“Unless this project is undertaken by the whole island, we cannot succeed. Then we will be able to present ourselves at a different platform as organic producers, not just for olives, but also citrus, pomegranate, etc.,” he said.
“The olive branch is a sign for peace; I believe it is the most powerful natural cement that brings us together for a more prosperous future” Çelik said.
“The sector is economically important not only because olives and olive oil are an important part of the daily diet but also because there are real opportunities for developing a high-quality and high-value oriented Cyprus olive sector from which the economies of both communities shall attain huge benefits at micro and macro levels,” said the director of ‘Crop Husbandry’ Christian Harel.
The festival will be opened on Saturday with a technical round table meeting and discussions, while on Sunday from 10am to 6pm, the public will be able to
visit the 40 stands of companies that will display their products, not just olive oil, but also citrus and pomegranate.
There will be olive oil tasting, traditional folk dancing and even a surprise for children. The activities will take place at the Fulbright Centre and Chateau Status.
Article by Evie Andreou