It is estimated that the first homeland of the olive tree, which dates back to prehistoric times, was Mesopotamia, Southeastern Anatolia, and then spread to the Mediterranean, Aegean Islands and Greece.
It was first brought to Mexico by missionaries in the 16th and 17th centuries and spread to California and South America in time. The British started to grow olive trees in Australia in the 19th century.
Due to the economic and social importance of olive cultivation, an international agreement established the need to intervene in this agreement yapılmıştır.1959 International Olive Oil Council has also participated in Turkey in 1963.
World trade in table olives, 1996 / 97-1999 / 00 period, 14% of the average production 1.1818 million tondur.düny provide Turkey. Turkey ranked 2nd in the world production of table olives, black olives is situated in the 1st row.
In summary, the importance of olives and olive oil in the world and Turkey is understood better with each passing day. It becomes privileged to produce olives and olive oil and consume them because of their health benefits.