OLIVE oil producers in the Axarquia are making a third attempt to gain formal recognition for their product.
Eight local cooperatives have banded together in a bid to have their area registered as an official DO, or ‘denomination of origin’.
The group comprises 8,000 producers who make around 10 million kilos of oil a year.
They are hoping the trademark will improve marketing channels and international distribution prospects.
Incredibly it will now take the Junta up to two years to decide whether to send the application on to Brussels for final approval.
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