Strategies to improve and protect soil quality from the disposal of olive oil mills’ wastes in the Mediterranean region.


The SUMPOSIUM of PROSODOL was successfully completed 

  • The 3-days Final Symposium of PROSODOL was organized on 16-18 October 2012 in Chania, Crete with the participation of many scientists from Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Romania and Norway. The morning sessions were in English and scientific and research works on the subject of the symposium were presented.

Monitoring System tool

PROSODOL developed specific tools for the monitoring of OMW disposal areas which can be used by individuals, scientists, local/regional/governmental authorities. 

The Monitoring Tools is suitable for individual mill owners and can be downloaded by selecting the following link:

Environment & Olive Oil Production

The production and the disposal of olive oil mills wastes are a significant, difficult to be solved problem for the olive oil productive regions that are caused environmental, social and economical repercussions.

With regard to the environmental repercussions, these are determined mainly by the way of wastes disposal and the consequences caused to the recipients, which are mainly surface water systems and soil, and their ecosystems.

Olive Oil Production in the Mediterranean

Olive Oil Production

Over 750 million olive trees are cultivated worldwide, 95% of which are in the Mediterranean region. Most of global production comes from Southern Europe, North Africa and the Near East.

Of the European production, 93% comes from Spain, Italy and Greece. Spanish province of Jaén is well known for the biggest olive groves in the world.