The Olive Tree Institute was created in 1982. It is responsible for carrying out all research, study and experimentation activities designed to develop and promote the olive and fruit tree sectors in semi-arid zones regarding agronomic technological and economic terms.
In particular, it is responsible for performing the following tasks:
– Organize and carry out all research actions, for improving the production and productivity of the olive sector at the national level and fruit trees in semi-arid areas, and ensuring the protection and preservation of natural resources;
– Carry out technical and economic studies relating to the two above-mentioned sectors;
– Contribute to the development of strategies for olive growing at the national level and fruit growing in semi-arid zones, as well as planning for the development and promotion of these two sectors;
– In collaboration with the relevant departments of the Ministry of Agriculture and the professional sectors, it ensures the dissemination and exploitation of results of researches activities as well as the implementation of extension and demonstrations of new developed techniques.