APS - 15 May 2020
TIZI-OUZOU (Algeria)- Algeria has received four awards, including two medals, one in gold and the other in silver, at the 18th World Edible Oils International Contest, organized by the Agency for Valorisation of Agricultural Products (AVPA) in Paris, France.
According to the results the organizers posted on their official website Thursday, the Algerian olive oil got a gold medal won by olive grower Aomar, from Bouira (120-km southeast of Algiers), for his oil called Azemmour, in the Intense Ripe category.
The producer already won the Golden Apuleius at the national contest of extra virgin oils, in the category Intense Green Leakage, in 2018, and the Silver Apuleius in the same contest, in 2019.
The silver medal went to LLC Arbaolive of Blida (50-km south of Algiers) for its oil of the same name, awarded in the Light Ripe category.
For the other two prizes of the 18th World Edible Oils International Contest, two "Gourmet" certificates were received by the LLC company Kiared (Boumerdes, 50-km east of Algiers), for its "Baghlia" oil in the intense ripe category, and the Amazit oil mill of Ifigha (Tizi-Ouzou, 100-km east of Algiers), for its Achvali Ath Ghovri oil in the Light Ripe category.
Nearly 250 olive oils of excellence from several countries competed in this year's contest, according to the Agency for Valorisation of Agricultural Products.