Sakaka, Al-Jouf region is showcasing at the Al-Jouf International Olive Festival its largest modern olive farm, holder of the Guinness World Record since 2018, with the largest number of olive trees in one orchard in the world.
The world record was achieved by the Al-Jouf Agricultural Development Company obtaining a certificate from the Guinness World Records in terms of size of area and production, through the largest agricultural holding of 5 million olive trees, annually producing 33,000 tons of olive and 5,500 tons of oil, as the company is planning to add one million olive trees this year.
Al-Jouf olive and oil products have also won awards in many international forums, including the BIOL Award in Andria, Italy, for the best virgin olive oil, amid a competition of 120 companies, in addition to selecting one of the national companies in Al-Jouf among the top 20 international companies specialized in the production of organic olive oil in the International Olive Oil in the Chinese capital, Beijing, after a competition with 100 companies from around the world.
Al-Jouf organic olive oil participated in the BioFach exhibition in Germany and received the ECOCERT-IFOA Organic Production Award, and Al-Jouf oil won sixth place internationally in a German competition. Moreover, Al-Jouf Company also obtained the ISO 22000 certificate for food safety, and its oil obtained a certificate from one of the Centers for Organic Agriculture (COAE).
Source: Saudi Press Agency