National Congress do Azeite-Azeite do Alentejo in Portugal

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The Portuguese city of Moura will host next May 13th the third edition of the National Congress do Azeite-Azeite do Alentejo, which will include three panel discussions with leading industry professionals who will discuss the situation in the olive sector and the latest technologies applied to culture of the olive tree.

As recorded by the program of the meeting, following the opening of the congress, will take place the panel discussion on the sector (moderated by Luis Chrysostom, of the Agricultural Cooperative de Moura and Barrancos, CRL) which will involve Mário Joaquim Abreu e Lima, of the Associação Interprofissional da Fileira Oleícola; Cortez João de Loba, from Herdade Maria da Guarda; José Ventura, from the Cooperative Dos Olivicultores de Valpaços, CRL; and Rodrigo Caeiro, from Carmim, CRL.

The congress is organized by the Municipality of Moura and the Center for Studies and Promotion of Oil of Alentejo, a non-profit organization created in 1999 that aims to stimulate and strengthen the sector of olive oil in this Portuguese region.Based in Moura, this association gathers today around 60% of oil production in the region of Alentejo, and next to its producers, are part of the institutions linked to the sector such as state agencies, municipalities and universities.In the scope of activities of this center highlights the recognition process of Alentejo EVOO as part of the Protected Geographical Indication; the organization of the “National Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition”, part of the National Fair of Agriculture; as well as the National Fair of olive growing, Olivomoura.

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