What is ARTOLIO?

The ARTOLIO project is a European initiative involving organizations from Israel, Greece, France, Cyprus, Palestine, Jordan and Spain. The main objective is to improve the production of extra virgin olive oils in a sustainable and energy-efficient way, to help small olive oil producers in Mediterranean countries. The project is providing tools to the rural and agricultural sector to position their products in the market, improve sustainability and reduce carbon emissions.

ARTOLIO has a budget of €2.9 million, co-funded by the European Union and its partners, and the EU contribution will end at the end of 2023.

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Who forms ARTOLIO?

The project involves members from the Mediterranean countries of Israel, Greece, France, Cyprus, Palestine, and Spain. ARTOLIO is coordinated by the Agricultural Research Organization (ARO Volcani Center and partners from the Beit Hakerem Cluster – Israel), Palestinian Center for Agriculture Research and Development (Palestine), American Farm School Post-Secondary Educational and Training Association (Greece), Hellenic Agricultural Organization DEMETER (Greece), Department of Agriculture – Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment (Cyprus), Universidad de Jaén (Spain) and by Kellenfol Advertising SL (Spain).

ARTOLIO partners and beneficiaries at Israel meeting

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In addition to focusing on process improvement, sustainability and energy efficiency, ARTOLIO is helping establish a new level of superior quality for extra virgin olive oil. These measures are aimed at improving the local economy of the participating countries. They provide the rural world and the agricultural sector with tools to help place the product on the market, but also to position its quality and give it visibility in other spaces of international scope.


  • Israel
  • Greece Kalamata
  • Greece Thessaloniki
  • Palestine
  • Jaén, Spain
  • Corsica, France
  • Cyprus