Posted by: AgenceTunis Afrique Presse 

Domaine Ben Ammar Bio and oil Aljazira each received, Thursday afternoon, the first prize of the 4th edition of the national competition for the best olive oil conditioned respectively for the category of packaged olive oil ” medium fruity “and the category” intense fruitiness “at a ceremony held in Gammarth.

Minister of Industry and SMEs, Slim Feriani, said that his department pays special attention to the promotion of olive oil abroad, given its importance, pointing out that the exports of oiive oil In the first quarter of 2018, accounted for 8.5% of total manufacturing exports.

For his part, Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries, Samir Taieb announced that a new area of 24 thousand ha has been reserved this year for the cultivation of the olive, about 4.5 million new olive trees, considering that the target set for the planting of one million olive trees will be reached before the set dates.

17 companies submitted their applications for this competition, which includes two categories (medium fruitiness and intense fruitiness).