What we do
- Pursuing innovation. We pursue research with a fresh perspective, applying modern scientific knowledge and technology to an ancient crop.
- Providing services. We offer best practices, university resources, and “must-attend” educational events.
- Pushing the tipping point. We provide independent, research-based information to professional buyers and regulators to promote consumer embrace of quality.
The UC Davis Olive Center has built a strong university/industry coalition aimed at meeting the research and education needs of olive growers and processors. Since its founding in 2008, the Center has delivered more than $5 million in research and campus resources while supporting itself through product sales, course revenue, research grants, and donations.