CITOLIVA, the Olive Farming and Olive Oil Technology Centre, is a private, non-profit foundation, created to implement innovative methodologies and technological systems that effectively meet the demands and requirements of the olive oil sector. CITOLIVA responds to these challenges, identified during years of professional experience, through the professionalization and introduction of innovative and technological strategies in the olive oil and olive farming sectors.
LINES OF ACTIVITY
HEALTH. New uses for olive oil and by-products:
- Applications of bioactive compounds from the agri-food value chain
Development of functional foods
Minority or bioactive compounds as food antioxidants or bactericides
- Improvement of the nutritional profile of foods
Replacement of saturated fats with olive oil
Modification of lipids by chemical and enzymatic trans-etherification
Improving food preservation
SUSTAINABILITY. Olive growing and industries:
- Green production technologies and agri-food processing
Carbon footprint of olive oil production and by-product management.
Technologies for evaluating and controlling plagues in olive trees.
- Recovery of olive by-products
Applications in non-food matrices
Use in energy production
- Food quality, traceability and safety in olive and olive oil production
NIR technology in the control of olive mill processes
Comprehensive GIS-based traceability systems
Food safety in the agri-food chain
Olive oil quality
COMPETITIVENESS. Markets and strategies:
- Sales and marketing
Added values in the olive oil selling process
On-line platforms to support sales activities
Optimisation in agri-food product/service innovation processes
Strategic agri-food positioning
Strengths and weaknesses of the internationalisation of the olive sector and auxiliary industry
On-line platforms to support internationalisation
Definition of business strategies on Foreign Trade
International marketing applied to the promotion of agri-food products/services
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth
The PRIMA programme is an Art.185 initiative supported and funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
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