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Professional Association Directory

The Olive Oil Source is pleased to provide this Professional Association Directory for the olive oil community. It does not imply an endorsement of the associations or any of their products or services. For more information, please contact the associations directly. To add a resource to this directory, please write to

Agribusiness Association of Australia
Foreign or Non U.S. Associations

The Agribusiness Association of Australia aims to facilitate communication across the agri-food chain and to promote the contribution made by agribusiness to the Australian economy and community.

The Association promotes the core values of openness and transparency in communication. The Association’s activities promote value chain thinking and awareness as essential factors in the development of an efficient, profitable and dynamic agribusiness sector.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Foreign or Non U.S. Associations

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth.

Foreign or Non U.S. Associations

Agrolive was established with the goal of creating a high quality, state-of-the-art olive oil industry. Our complete range of professional, technical and horticultural services is available to assist you whether you're an individual grower or a shareholder in a large syndicate.

American Farmland Trust is committed to protecting the nation's best farm and ranch land and improving the economic viability of agriculture. During the past 28 years, AFT helped to stimulate the creation of 27 state-level farmland protection programs, as well as countless local ordinances and programs that give landowners the tools they need to keep their land in farming. We've been the catalyst for unprecedented levels of funding for federal programs that protect farmland and improve the environment. AFT works with federal, state and local leaders and communities to develop legislation, implement policies and execute programs that keep farmers on their land and protect our environment.

The American Fats and Oils Association is a non-profit organization. Our purpose is to foster trade and commerce within the United States and throughout the world for animal, fish, and vegetable fats, oils, and proteins. The AFOA works to promote uniformity and certainty in the standards of such products and in the customs and usages of the trade; to promote friendship, sociability,and culture.

The American Institute of Wine & Food is a 501© (3) non-profit organization and public charity founded on the premise that gastronomy is essential to the quality of human existence. The AIWF was established in 1981 by the late Robert Mondavi, the late Julia Child, the late Richard Graff and others to provide a forum for the study and enjoyment of gastronomy. The AIWF is dedicated to promoting health and well-being through the enjoyment of good food and drink and fellowship that comes from dining together around the table. The American Institute of Wine & Food is one of the few national organizations with the unique combination of dedicated wine and food enthusiasts and professionals. Wine and food enthusiasts get to meet and learn from renowned chefs, winemakers, authors, culinary historians, and food producers, while industry professionals have the opportunity to know and understand their core consumers. Today, the organization has 25 chapters with 4,000 members in the United States.

AOCS is a global professional scientific society for all individuals and corporations with interest in the fats, oils, surfactants, detergents and related materials fields.

The American Olive Oil Producers Association (AOOPA) was established as a voice for high quality domestic olive oil producers and consumers. America farmers united in 2012, forming AOOPA as a non-profit trade association, to ensure that there is a robust domestic production of extra virgin olive oil for consumer's health benefit and culinary enjoyment.

Asoliva, Olive Oil from Spain
Foreign or Non U.S. Associations

ASOLIVA, the Spanish Olive Oil Exporters Association, is a non-profit private entity created in September 1977, although it has existed with different names since 1928.

Since ACWA was founded in 1910, representing and providing key services to members has been ACWA’s most important charge. From legislation, to regulatory activity, to broad policy issues, ACWA is on the front lines in Sacramento and in Washington, D.C. as a constant and respected advocate for California’s public water agencies. ACWA’s involvement at the state and federal level has helped shape laws and policies that affect ACWA member agencies and their customers.

The Association for Dressings and Sauces is an international trade association of salad dressing, mayonnaise, mustard and other condiment sauce manufacturers and their suppliers.

Olive oil production has been important in this region of Portugal since at least the 16th century; the Azeite de Trás-os-Montes DOP came into existence uin 1994. It is now one of six DOPs in Portugal and the country’s second largest area of olive oil production.

Australian & New Zealand Olivegrower and Processor
Foreign or Non U.S. Associations

This full-colour journal provides all in the olive industry with an abundance of practical information to assist in the production of quality olive products for domestic and discerning export markets.

Australian Olive Association
Foreign or Non U.S. Associations

The Australian Olive Association was incorporated in 1993. Its members are importers of olive oil who have joined together with the common aim of ensuring that Australian consumers are supplied with top quality olive oil products in a fair and competitive market. The Association also cooperates with other organisations - such as the Australian Olive Association - that aim to foster the growth and development of the olive oil industry.

BioCycle Journal
Organic Farming

Published since 1960, BioCycle is America’s foremost magazine on composting and organics recycling.

CCOF promotes and supports organic food and agriculture through a premier organic certification program, trade support, producer and consumer education and political advocacy. From apples to zucchini, from almonds to wine, CCOF is involved in every facet of organics, with over 750 different organic crops and products, including livestock, processed products and services.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), is a cabinet-level agency in the government of California. Established in 1919 by the California State Legislature and signed into law by Governor William Stephens, the Department of Food and Agriculture is responsible for ensuring the state's food safety, the protection of the state's agriculture from invasive species, and promoting the California agricultural industry.

The California Farm Bureau Federation is a non-governmental, non-profit, voluntary membership California corporation that’s purpose is to protect and promote agricultural interests throughout the state of California and to find solutions to the problems of the farm, the farm home and the rural community.

The California Farm Water Coalition was formed in 1989 in the midst of a six-year drought. CFWC was formed to increase public awareness of agriculture’s efficient use of water and promote the industry’s environmental sensitivity regarding water.

CLFP is devoted primarily to furthering the interests of the food processing industry before the State Legislature and regulatory agencies, and is also a major representative for the California industry at the Federal level. CLFP's purpose is to foster a favorable environment for the growth and strength of the industry within the state. In doing so, California processors can continue to provide consumers with safe and wholesome food produced in an environmentally sound and responsible manner.

The California Olive Oil Council was founded in 1992. The COOC is a non-profit trade and marketing association whose purpose is to promote the growing of olives and the production of olive oil in California. The COOC supports certified olive oil standards and provides grower, producer and consumer education. Through our Seal Certification program, we help everyone from home chefs to restaurants find guaranteed extra virgin olive oils for their kitchen. Meetings and events, many of them open to the public, focus on a wide range of subjects, from marketing olive oil to managing their orchards.

CDFA’s Organic Program is responsible for enforcement of the federal Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, and the California Organic Products Act of 2003. These statutes protect consumers, producers, handlers, processors and retailers by establishment of standards under which fresh agricultural products/foods may be labeled and/or sold as “organic”. The California Department of Public Health enforces laws pertaining to processed products marketed as “organic”.

California Restaurant Association (CRA)
Sales, Marketing, Import/Exports

The CRA provides restaurant owners and operators with insights from and collaboration with other food industry professionals. The CRA provides restaurant and hospitality service providers with a platform to easily reach industry decision makers in the Golden State.

CWA's basic role is to help its members develop the knowledge and skills necessary to convey the mutual benefits of a vibrant agricultural economy and healthy rural communities to those who are in positions to impact the future of agriculture in California.

The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems is a research, education, and public service program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, dedicated to increasing ecological sustainability and social justice in the food and agriculture system.

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers is building a movement of rural and urban people to foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies and promotes social justice.

Cornell Composting
Organic Farming

This website is maintained by the Cornell Waste Management Institute and provides access to a variety of composting educational materials and programs developed at Cornell University.

The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1993.

The Family Farm Alliance is a powerful advocate for family farmers, ranchers, irrigation districts, and allied industries in seventeen Western states. The Alliance is focused on one mission - To ensure the availability of reliable, affordable irrigation water supplies to Western farmers and ranchers.

The Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) funds and coordinates research to advance the environmentally safe and agronomically sound use and handling of fertilizer materials. FREP serves growers, agricultural supply and service professionals, extension personnel, public agencies, consultants, and other interested parties.