08.10.2017 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lecture with a subsequent Q&A session
Overview and the current appraisal of an acknowledged olive oil expert
The Italian olive culture has declined slightly over the past few years. The reasons for this were the unfavourable atmospheric processes, which led to lower yields as well as the oil fly and other parasites. This phenomenon was also omnipresent in Southern Italy and in Apulia.
The next campaign 2017/2018 will be better, both in terms of quantity and quality, because one is counting on a much lower concentration of oil flies and diseases.
The previous campaign 2016/2017 yielded in Italy approx. 250,000
tonnes of oil, 60 percent of which was OLIO EXTRA VERGINE DI OLIVA (20 percent of which was of the highest quality). The rest comprised of 20 percent of OLIO VERGINE DI OLIVA and 20 percent of OLIO DI OLIVA LAMPANTE.
The olive oil IMPORTS rose by 8.5 percent in the first half of 2017 (from 40,702 up to 44,168 tonnes). The exports of olive oil on the other hand stagnated due to the increased prices. The new 2017/2018 campaign is considered to be much more positive on the whole, both in terms of quantity and quality.
Nicola Perrucci, olive oil expert, Bari
• from the MI.P.A.A.F. acknowledged tester and panel leader of olive oils
• Member of the CAMERA DI COMMERCIO DI BARI as well as the official and approved tester (Panel leader) of D.O.P. TERRA DI BARI.
• Lecturer at the UNIVERSITÀ DI BARI FACOLTÀ DI AGRARIA for seasoning courses.
• Worldwide consultant for olive oil manufacturers and Chambers of Commerce