It is obvious that research plays a very important role in boosting the agriculture status university.
Following this doctrine, Fadak Olive Agro - Industrial Complex.
(FOAIC) has adopted a firm discipline to establish a very close and intimate relationship with research and scientific institutes alongside with launching and long – term research projects.
The outcome of these activities shall lead to the foundation of entirely mechanized and modern complex. This shall not be hidden that so far some remarkable successes have been achieved.
Fadak Olive Agro – Industery is in the belief that “research is today’s expenditure and tomorrow’s income” and has the assigned this motto as the frontispiece of this activities.
The followings are some of the research activities undertaken in FOAIC.
Introduction of canal fertilization system(CFS) for the first time to the knowledge of orchard establishment ( the holder of patent no. 31114).
Morphology and cytology studies of different olive cultivars for an accurate and thorough differentiation.
Determination of the best pollinator varieties among 6 domestic and exotic cultivars.
Foundation of a comprehensive collection comprising of 102 cultivars from different localities, 84 of them.
Nursery and trees propagation
FOAIC is the sole producer of olive trees supplying each individual cultivar separately marked. At present the complex is capable of the provision of ca. 300000 saplings annually which are labeled and ready for immediate transplantation in the orchards and agriculture institutions.
All the cuttings are obtained from genuine principal orchards in the complex.
Orchards and fruit production
FOAIC Currently has some 90 hectares of olive orchards with an average production of 10 tons per hectares.
The reason for such a high yield lies in administering new system of fertilizer application through CFS in the orchard. Likewise following all scientific and technical measure such as precise pollination and having access to diverse cultivars.
Among the specification of this complex one very important point worth a mention is execution of organic agriculture throughout the orchards, in a way that consumption of chemical fertilizer is strictly banned. In addition for the past decade trees have not been sprayed with chemicals even once.
FOAIC is equipped with most modern and updated machinery to conserve the fruit and extract the Oil in a meticulously clean and hygienic standard.
We recently receive certification for the establishment of a food safety management system according to the ISO22000: 2005 for the first time in the Iran.
According to the documents recoded, all the products of the complex are void of any heavy metal elements.
Supply and Sale
FOAIC is competent to impress the name of the specific cultivar on each individual sapling they provide the customers with. This is a measure we are taking pride in.
Likewise, the complex has acquired success in the production of extra virgin olive oil on the basis of the world standards, I.O.O.C and the European union. This achievement is by itself a unique and unexampled.
In May 2006, the complex Was granted an International certificate of ISO 22000 Which by itself is a privilege.