The French Institute of Cyprus will celebrate olive trees on Thursday with a conference in English under the name The Olive Tree in the Mediterranean.
It is pretty hard to imagine our island, and the Mediterranean in general, without olive groves and olive trees planted outside homes or in gardens. Olive trees can live for many years, their fruit can produce healthy oil and their leaves are symbols of peace. Due to the tree’s history, products and place within agriculture, four speakers will be present at the French Institute of Cyprus from 7pm on Thursday to share their knowledge and insights about the olive tree.
Assistant Vice President at The Cyprus Institute, Nicolas Jarraud will talk on What lies beneath: The secret love affair between Olive trees and fungi. Maria Emmanouelidou, Agricultural Research Officer at the Olive Technology Laboratory at the Agricultural Research Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture will talk about the quality of olive products. Talking about olives and olive oil in the Aegean and Cyprus will be Assistant professor at the Cyprus Institute Evi Margaritis. Farmer and environmental engineer Nicolas Netien will complete the four, and put up a case for a regenerative agriculture.
A reception will follow the conference.
The theme of the olive tree will continue at the French Institute of Cyprus on Friday, when an interactive exhibition about the olive tree will be presented in French and Greek until February 16.
The Olive Tree in the Mediterranean
Four presentations around the theme of the olive tree. January 18. The French Institute of Cyprus, 59 Strovolos Avenue, Nicosia. 7pm. Free. In English. Tel: 22-459333
Interactive exhibition in French and Greek. Opens on January 19 at 7pm until February 16. Monday and Wednesday: 9am-12.30pm, Tuesday and Thursday: 9am-12.30pm and 3pm-5.30pm, Friday: 9am-2.30pm. Tel: 220459333