The table olives industry in Egypt has become one of the fastest growing industries in the past years.
Expansion of land history - olives cultivation in Egypt
This sector attracted major international organizations to invest funds and technologies to help grow this promising product. This enabled Egypt to overcome obstacles facing the growth of the olives sector including post-harvest handling & processing, inefficient supply chain and poor marketing.
The credit goes to projects like “Egypt Zaytun Project 2011-2013” that was funded by the USAID and implemented by CNFA. This project added 37,459 Acres to the total number of Olives groves in Egypt and hence increased the value of sale-able olives to reach 6.16 million USD.