First meeting of growers and producers of olive oil supported by ARTOLIO in the Middle East
The first meeting between the olive oil producers from Israel and Palestine participating in the EU-funded ARTOLIO project will take place on the 25th May in Karmiel. The event is organised by the partner Beit Hakerem Clusters from Israel.
The first meeting of growers and producers of olive oil in Israel is special - a meeting attended by Jewish and Arab farmers from Israel and Palestine. The meeting is intended for the initial acquaintance of the Middle East farmers who work in the same climatic zone and with the same varieties and share the same ancient tradition of olive oil production.
The first meeting of growers and producers of olive oil in Israel is especially important in this period. The olive is the fruit of peace, and a symbol of a common tradition in the region. Olive oil is a product of health, cooking, and history.
This meeting is a proof that it is possible and necessary to promote olive oil which encompasses so many positive things.
This meeting is also a proof that it is possible and desirable to do things in coexistence.
In ARTOLIO we are aimed at strengthening the small, regional farmers to preserve the rich culture and the many varieties in this sector, and we also hope for sharing knowledge and experience.
After knowing each other, we will go over the common tasks in the project, especially to partners from the Middle East, continuing the tradition, and building the future.
Following the introduction part of sharing histories and traditions, we will look together at the renewable future and learn how to assimilate technology to this traditional sector so that it will help us produce small business efficiencies and keep them strong.
The olive oil industry in the region first began about 8000 years ago. We will visit the ancient olive trees in Dir-Hanna and hear about where it all began.
We wish for future peaceful days and fruitful work together!
The Beit Hakerem Clusters
16 Misgav Street, Karmiel - Israel