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Professional Association Directory


The Olive Oil Source is pleased to provide this Professional Association Directory to the olive oil community. This information is provided as a service by The Olive Oil Source. 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, write to

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FAO_logo.jpg Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy.

FNIC_logo.png Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)

The Food and Nutrition Information Center - a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971. Provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.

FMI_logo.jpg Food Marketing Institute (FMI)

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) conducts programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations on behalf of its 1,500 member companies — food retailers and wholesalers — in the United States and around the world.

Hunter Olive Association

The Hunter Olive Association is an association of olive growers throughout the Hunter Valley in Austrailia. The Association organises field days, publishes a bi-monthly newsletter and is here for the benefit of olive growers and olive lovers generally.

IOA.jpg Indian Olive Association

The Indian Olive Association (IOA) was established to promote, protect and safeguard the interests of the olive and olive oil industry in India. It is the national apex association of olive and olive oil producers, growers, distributors, importers, users and consumers. The Association aims at promoting the consumption of olives and olive oil and expanding the market. It is also committed to representing the industry before the Government, circulating information and statistics to members and obtaining the removal of grievances affecting the industry. For more information email:

IATP_logo.jpg Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.

iseo_logo.jpg Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils

The Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils (ISEO) is a trade association representing the refiners of edible fats and oils in the United States. Our members represent approximately 90-95% of the edible fats and oils produced domestically (28 billion pounds) that are used in baking and frying fats (shortening), cooking and salad oils, margarines, spreads, confections and toppings, and ingredients in a wide variety of foods.

IFOAM_logo.jpg International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)

IFOAM's mission is leading, uniting and assisting the organic movement in its full diversity. Our goal is the worldwide adoption of ecologically, socially and economically sound systems that are based on the principles of Organic Agriculture.

iooc_logo.jpg International Olive Oil Council (IOOC)

The IOOC is a UN-chartered body that regulates olive oil throughout most of the world, but not the United States.

Assitol_logo.gif Italian Association of the Oil Industry (ASSI

The Italian Oil Industry Association represents and safeguards industrial firms that operate in the sector of fatty substances and derivatives within all the different national, community and international offices.