The Mount Hermon Olive Oil Consortium supports the development of the olive oil sector of Hasbaya region, in the South of Lebanon. The Consortium promotes a culture of high-quality olive oil, merging rooted traditions with innovative techniques and procedures to meet international standards. It provides farmers, millers and other local actors with chemical tests and technical assistance all along the production chain.
Our one-of-a-kind “Mount Hermon” olive oil is not only the fruit of olives; it is also the result of an inseparable relationship with dedicated farmers and millers. However, what makes Hasbaya region renowned for its production of olive oil is the dedication of its farmers. Each farmer in the region of Hasbaya owns at least one dunum of olive trees and has produced its own large or small quantity of oil generation after generation. The experience in cultivating and harvesting olives, bringing them to the mill and getting one’s own oil is a part of the family traditions and allows to get rich-flavored products out of Hasbaya’s climate and fertile different soils. We started working with seventy five farmers to improve their traditional practices and assure traceability from the field.