Spanish representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Magrama) and the olive sector held yesterday in Madrid the first meeting of the Sectorial Committee on Olive Oil and Table Olives to analyze the market situation, from the data provided by the Information Agency and Food Control (AICA). At the meeting, all those present confirmed the good performance of olive oil commercialization, especially through export.
This good performance outlines a reassuring outlook for the Spanish sector, as it indicates that the market is taking a record production of olive oil; while in the case of table olives pace of commercialization is still lower than the previous year, with export and domestic market declines, according to the Ministry.
Representatives of Magrama detailed the work being done by this Department towards the development of the national legislation of producer organizations and associations. On this regard, the Department conducted an initial proposal with the main elements of the regulation of organizations, which will be discussed extensively with the sector over the next months.
The Ministry informed the industry about the review process of calculating the carbon footprint of olive oil and table olives, which is being carried out within the European Union (EU).Confirmed the good performance of olive oil commercialization in Spain,