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The Need to Represent a National Product of Strategic Importance

DOEPEL was founded to represent a sector of Greece’s rural economy which we can be truly

proud of no matter where we are in the world. In fact, from the start of the 20th century,

Greek table olives have almost entirely been produced for export.

Around 85% of domestic production, which translates into 170,000 tons approximately, is

exported to more than 100 countries each year, increasing Greece’s GDP by around € 400

million.

Anyone involved in any stage of producing table olives, from growers of table olives who

have come together in cooperatives and growers associations from all regions of the country

where table olives are grown, to almost all processing, packaging and trading companies

(who sell and export olives) jointly decided that our interests needed to be represented under

the umbrella of the Interprofessional Table Olives Organisation.

The move to set up a national organisation, with wide-ranging competences, which could

represent the sector in an effective, balanced manner, is a key requirement in defending the

interests of an export product that is of strategic importance for the national economy, and in

bolstering its position in international markets. To achieve our objectives, the active, effective

involvement of us all is needed.

 

Good luck!

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                                               Dr. Georgios Doutsias,

                                               President of DOEPEL

The Table Olive Sector in Numbers