The EcoOlives Project

Training in Production and Marketing of Organic Olives and Olive Oil

Why Project for Organic Olives and Olive Oil?

Addresses the needs of farmers and producers
Training in organic olives production and marketing
Multilingual e-Learning platform
Free of charge Training Course
Online access 24/7 to learning materials

EU is the largest producer of olive oil at global level, accounting for 69% of world production. Realizing that organic food market has a strong potential, many olives farmers have been switching to organic farming, which is better in terms of quality and environmental sustainability.

Unfortunately there is a lack of staff and funding. Farmers and producers need support in the three years transition period to organic production and a training. The knowledge and competences they need are how to maintain and renew the old olive groves, master organic production techniques/treatments to fight most dangerous diseases, develop new plantation with more productive varieties, strengthen the processing and innovate with new organic products, better promote traditional products, and valorize the important natural and cultural heritage associated with the olive groves through touristic activities. 

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Training Course

Modular multilingual training content available online free of charge

Manual for Trainers

Instructions and guidance on how to conduct and teach the EcoOlives training course.

Platform & Repository

e-Learning platform with interactive repository to host all EcoOlives materials, interactive resources, videos, additional reading materials, case studies, self-assessment tests and quizzes on Training in organic olives and olive oils production and marketing.

Guidance on Certification

Instructions towards organic production transition, based on the EU regulations and framework for certification of organic foods and productions.

e-Learning Platform

  • EcoOlives e-Learning Platform

    Online learning platform, with comprehensive and user-friendly outlook and navigation, to host the EcoOlives Training course modules on organic olives and olive oil production and marketing, culture engaged with the gastronomic and landscape heritage of the region, examples of using culture & create interest &  promotion of the region through its OO & OO culture & their historical influence and interconnections; etc. E-learning environment provides a lot of interactivity between the training course and the other resources. Available free of charge.


    Specific section set as databank within the Platform with various resources – both interactive and passive materials – for both the trainer and the trainees, on the topic of organic olives and olive oils production and marketing, cultural heritage, competitions, tourism, etc. This section also contains self-preparatory tests, activities, case studies, videos for the trainees and additional learning materials on the topics.


    • Free registration
    • Multilingual platform available in languages: English, Bulgarian, German, Italian, Greek, Portuguese and Spanish.
    • Based on open source environment, used various media – text, audio, video, chat, etc.
    • Personalized accounts for learners and trainers, with access 24/7 to specific online training.
    • Reaching out different user groups – project partners, all olives and olive oil producers who have an interest in organic production and marketing, trainers, mentors, agricultural associations, marketing experts, Erasmus+ projects consortiums.
EcoOlives Training Course

Training in Production and Marketing of Organic Olives and Olive Oil

EcoOlives addresses the needs of  farmers and producers.


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April 20, 2024

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June 30, 2023

Production and marketing of organic olives and olive oil – EcoOlives project 4th meeting took place on 28.06 and 29.06.2023, in Sofia,...


The EcoOlives Project

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