Environmental impact

Environmental impact

“Improvement of the environmental impact” the O.P. intends to continue with technical assistance in the application of an integrated cultivation specification, compliant with the National Quality System for Integrated Production (measure 2B) and with the monitoring of the olive fly (measure 2C).

Measure 2B

The introduction, application, dissemination and surveillance of an integrated olive cultivation specification, drawn up in accordance with the SNQPI and the specifications of the Sicilian Region, has the purpose of encouraging the adoption of cropping systems with low environmental impact aimed at the organisation and management of the main agronomic techniques by combining physical defence tools, chemicals and agronomists in order to protect the environment and the olive grove agro-ecosystem.

Following the introduction of the specification, its correct application within the companies is ensured, through a service of targeted technical assistance which provides for the introduction of integrated control techniques against the main olive parasites (distribution of traps for monitoring pathogens, interpretation of results) as well as the use of rational fertilizations, thanks to the aid of chemical analyses on the soils and the drafting of fertilization plans.

Measure 2C

The main objective of this measure is to contribute to the reduction of the environmental impact of olive growing caused by chemical fly control, and subordinately ensure the improvement of the quality of the olive oil through a systematic monitoring of the pathogen and an efficient and timely warning system to farmers.

The measure also aims to achieve the following secondary objectives:

  • an increase in the professionalism of olive growers through a rational use of pheromone traps to monitor the attack of the olive fly;
  • an optimization of phytosanitary treatments;



Dissemination of information on the activities carried out by the organisation of operators.

The objective of measure 6A is to involve and raise awareness in both olive growers and consumers on the central themes of the program such as:

  • Olive growing and environmental protection;
  • Innovation of the transformation process for the management of the quality of the oil produced;
  • Organoleptic and qualitative characteristics of extra virgin olive oil.

In order to facilitate dissemination activities, informative material has been prepared (Leaflets, brochures, press kits, etc.) to be distributed during the various scheduled events (conferences, seminars and participation at fairs).



Traceability and Sustainability!

We trace the extra virgin olive oils of our members, from the tree to the table…

The Cooperative intervenes in support of the entire chain of extra virgin olive oil production, involving the various participants in the supply chain who voluntarily join the certification program pursuant to UNI EN ISO 22005: 08.  The oils are certified by an external controlling body, which guarantees the origin of the product by tracing all the stages of the supply chain.

The supply chain traceability system allows the consumer to retrace the production phases backwards, a journey in discovering the areas of origin of the oil, the varieties of olives, the processing methods.

Agrisana carries out activities of awareness through the use of production regulations for PGI, PDO, Organic and SUSTAINABLE extra virgin olive oil.

To date, OP Agrisana is certified according to the standards:

  • UNI EN ISO 22005: 08 Traceability System within the Supply Chain;
  • DTP 125 – Sustainable Evo Oil;
  • Organic;
  • PDO Val di Mazara
  • PGI Sicilia.

The sustainability of our olive groves …

We give visibility to those who safeguard the landscape and biodiversity.