• OLITREVA International Conference (19-20th November 2014)
  • The olive tree is an important symbol of Palestinian identity and culture.
  • Olive Trees have designed the Palestinians landscape for thousands of years.
  • The area of olive groves covers around 436.883 dunum of the Palestinian territory, containing 7.105.770 olive bearing trees and 490.779 non-bearing olive trees.
  • In the year 2013, 17,143.9 tons of olive oil was extracted from 65,829.4 tons of olives.
  • On average, the total production of olive oil in the period of 2012-2013 amounted to approximately 40, 094.9 tons

Welcome to OLITREVA Website

As for the whole Mediterranean, Olive Trees have designed the Palestinians landscape for thousands of years; it is the most important tree in Palestine due to its historical, cultural, religious and economic value. The holiness and the importance of the olive tree and its products are well recognized by the Palestinian people, which make olive tree distributed over the valleys, plains, mountains and hills. Despite the significant contributions of the olive oil sector in the economic and social development of the Palestine, it is becoming a source of serious environmental problems to which urgent solutions have to be addressed. OLITREVA project aims to strengthen RTD and cooperation capacities of Palestinian research centres and thus, to enhance their response to the environmental threats posed by olive oil production residues in the country. Our target would be to enhance S&T capacities of local research performers devoted to the field of Olive Mill Waste Treatment, by increasing networking and cooperation with European centres of top-level research and scientific excellence working in the same field. Moreover, several activities within the work plan are meant to be a platform to increase international awareness about the work performed by Palestinian research institutions and to promote networking activities and transfer of knowledge and best practices.