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Essential work to facilitate increased exports to China, removing roadblocks and enhancing competitive advantage
Project Code: OL14003
Status: Completed project
With the goal of increasing exports of high-quality Australian olive oil into China, this project began at the start of 2015 and had a number of key deliverables and outcomes.
Full details can be found in the project’s final report, which is available to order at Hort Innovation’s Final Report order form (final reports are free to Australian horticulture levy payers, registered Hort Innovation members and industry representative bodies).
New and ongoing R&D projects
Read about some of the new and ongoing projects for the olive industry. The latest updates for these can be found at Hortlink Spring.
Australian olive oil code of practice implementation
Project Code: OL13007
Status: Ongoing project
The ultimate goal of this project is to enhance consumer confidence in Australian olive products by: providing a formal mechanism for certification of Australian olive products in both domestic and export markets (including the registration of certification trademarks for olive products); supporting and monitoring industry compliance with the Australian Standard for olive oil (AS5264‐2011), the ANZFA Food Standards Code, and Australian Consumer Law, through undertaking regular national market surveys; building olive industry skills and capacity through training programs.
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Strategic Investment Planning process for the olive industry is almost complete
If you would like to submit comments, please view the draft and then use the comment form.
If you'd rather speak to a real person, you can ring Scott Williams, of Scott Williams Consulting on 0413 059190 or Will Gordon of Hort Innovation on 03 9691 3525.
Thank you to all the growers who have contributed their time and their ideas so far. If you haven't had a chance to get involved yet, then now's the time!
See below for the completed consultation events and agendas on the olive SIP.
Completed consultation events
|Olive||Teleconference||February 26, 2016|
|Olive||Melbourne, VIC||April 8, 2016|
|Olive||Melbourne, VIC||August 11, 2016|
|Olive||Geelong, VIC||October 5, 2016|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the olive industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Lisa Rowntree||Longridge Olives||SA|
|Leandro Ravetti||Boundary Bend||VIC|
|Tim Smith||Boundary Bend||VIC|
|Kevin Whithear||Mount Bernard Olives||VIC|
|Rita Bikins||Red Rock Olives||VIC|
|Peter Herborn||Hunter Olive Processing||NSW|
|Michael Harbison||Nangkita Olives||SA|
|Robert Spooner-Hart||University of Western Sydney||NSW|
|Richard de Vos||Chair||Biography|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||April 8, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|2||August 11, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|