ARTOLIO project launches call for applications to support small olive oil producers

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Are you an olive farmer with at least 1 hectare of unirrigated olive orchard or an owner of a small to medium olive mill in Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Cyprus, Greece, France or Spain? Are you willing to increase olive oil yield and quality, the way your business is managed, market your oil and increase profit? 

Apply now to the call for applications launched by the ARTOLIO project and get financial support to purchase irrigation and fertilization systems, monitoring machines such as temperature sensors, oil quality sensors, olive mill efficiency equipment and to improve management, business procedures and decision-making processes. 

Up for grants: 62 grants worth between €10,000 – 12,000. 

For more information about the call, please visit this link.

If you are interested in applying, please send an email to Giora Ben-Ari ( from Israel’s Agricultural Research Organization.

Deadline for applications is 1st of February 2021. 

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About ARTOLIO project
Mediterranean small extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) farmers suffer from similar problems: they own small plots of land and use traditional rain-fed farming, while relying on family manpower. Given globalization challenges, the olive sector of MSMEs are unprofitable and many olive orchards are abandoned or untended, resulting in unemployment within marginalized communities. To face these challenges, ARTOLIO project (“Profitable and Sustainable artisanal olive oil industry in the Mediterranean”) aims at establishing, in each participating region, a Native Olive Regional Knowledge Center (NOReKC) which will provide up-to-date training on how an artisanal EVOO should be produced in order to remain competitive; and, at defining a networking management model for artisanal EVOO through a Pan-Mediterranean Platform comprising all NOReKC, which will assist MSMEs across the Mediterranean region in marketing, sales, finance, policy and legislation, at national level and in entering new global markets. The project will result in higher olive yield and oil quality as well as improved profitability through connecting individual farmers into a global network of resilient MSMEs able to create jobs at mid-long term and manage businesses.

For more information about the project, please visit this website: