To culminate the study, it would be crucial to design strategies and create measures to improve the competitiveness of the olive farms at the greatest disadvantage in the world, for instance by:
Using training and knowledge transfer as cost optimisation tools in countries whose data show that the cultural techniques employed may not be the most suitable profitability-wise;
Enhancing the quality of oils and highlighting their distinctive characteristics, especially of oils obtained in the traditional S1, S2, S3 and S4 systems;
Encouraging olive farms and olive oil mills to become more competitive through cooperative strategies such as integration or concentration;
Making better use of by-products and seeking new uses through research, development and technological evolution;
Converting S1, S2, S3 and S4 olive orchards to more intensive systems when the terrain, water availability and size so permit;
Encouraging promotion as one of the most influential strategic tools for boosting the current trend of world consumption and increasing consumer appreciation of olive oil.
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