Mediterranean Diet & Agricultural Heritage - As smooth as oil

Virtual Event, 26/05/2022

The Italian Permanent Representation to the UN Agencies in Rome and the Secretariat of the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) are pleased to announce the webinar “As smooth as oil.Discovering traditions, properties and benefits of Olive oil and other traditional vegetable oils”.  

This online event is part of the initiative “Mediterranean Diet’s Principles for Agenda 2030”, a series of thematic sessions promoted by the Italian Permanent Representation that aim to raise awareness on how the Mediterranean Diet and other traditional diets can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The webinar will look into traditions, properties and benefits of olive oil and other vegetable oils. 

The objectives of the online event are: 

  • Highlight the relevant role of olive oil and other traditional vegetable oils in culture, gastronomy, healthy diets, local economies and traditional knowledge.  

  • Enhance cooperation and information exchange between farmers and stakeholders engaged in the production of traditional vegetable oils across the world.  

  • Examine how to incentivize small-scale traditional oil production systems, and in general fruits and vegetable production, especially of local varieties, including through international recognitions such as the FAO GIAHS Programme.  

Raise awareness regarding the wide range of ecosystem services provided by oil production systems and their relevance in the context of global challenges.  

Key Information

Languages : 6 FAO Official Languages + Italian    


  • Permanent Representations  
  • GIAHS Global Community 
  • Universities, research institutions 
  • Stakeholders and organizations operating in rural areas.  

Time: 10:30 - 12:30 CEST

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