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We offer a wide range of quality packaged olive oils

In Tunisia, 40% of the cultivated areas according to the organic mode are allocated to olive plantations providing an average production of 19000 Tons over the last 4 years. This production allowed an export volume oscillating between 9,000 and 14,000 Tons of organic oil destined to the United States of America, Italy, France, Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates United.

In addition to green, animal or mineral manures, and organic products, the use of certain fertilizers such as compost is permitted.

Pest control is carried out under biological control in accordance with authorized products and appropriate agricultural practices. Chemical and synthetic fertilizers and pesticides are prohibited.

Olive cultivation in Tunisia dates back to the 8th century BC, even before the founding of Carthage by the Queen Dido. The Phoenicians were the first to introduce this cultivation to North Africa.

The oldest Tunisian olive tree is located at Echraf, a village close to Haouaria. What makes it impressive is that its roots cover a surface that approximates sixteen square meters and its trunk has a six meter circumference.

Brands: Currently, there are 1 517 olive oil working mills in Tunisia and more than 60 Brands. The crushing capacity has climbed from around 8 000 t/day in 1986 to the present level of 28 000 t/day.


 Press Releases

  • Olive cultivation in Tunisia dates back to the 8th century BC, before the founding of Carthage by the Queen Dido. Phoenicians were the first to introduce this agrarian activity to North Africa which has flourished since then, especially when Romans established intensified irrigation techniques.

    Many generations, caught by the magnificence of olive groves, never stopped gravitating around the rooted tree and its heavenly fruits. Sometimes stun, sometimes fervent, they sculptured the lines of a never-ending story, a millenary passion which continues to gleam within the green country, Tunisia.

    Olive growing for Tunisians is more than an agricultural activity. Anchored in women and men’s roots, it is a means of expression, a language of taste, crystallizing prose into a liquid with eclectic flavors.

    This everlasting circle of purity poets is so gleaming, more creative than ever. From north to south, hand-picked olives produce a liquid gold with multiple nuances, frantically sketching the limits of natural taste.

    When nature rhymes with culture, the result enchants and leads to recognition. This explains the multiple gold medals won in 2018 and 2019 at the most prestigious international competitions such as SIQEV, BIOL, Los Angeles IOOC, New York IOOC and AVPA.

    Having a panel of well-known brands in France, Japan and the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia plans to launch a new promotional campaign following the demand of olive oil sector representatives; The aim is to sensitize targeted segments on the importance of consuming extra virgin olive oil rather than other fats.

    Recently, an official statement issued by the National Olive Oil Board of Tunisia “ONH” revealed that olive oil exports realized during the current campaign (2017-2018) had reached a total of 191 512 tons on August 31, 2018. Although exports to the European Union represented 71% of the exported quantities, 21% were exported to North America.

    With more than thirty companies certified USDA Organic, Kosher, ECOCERT, FSMA and brands which successfully penetrated the Canadian and French market, Tunisia is ready to expand its commercial horizons to new demanding markets.


 Products

  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    virgin olive oil with free acidity, expressed as oleic acid, of no more than 0,8g per 100g and the organoleptic characteristics specified for this category in the IOC standard...

  • Our Olive Oil comes directly from the green fields of the Mediterranean region and guarantees premium quality. 


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