Dr. Franco Famiani is Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences of the University of Perugia. He has carried out research on the biology, physiology and cultivation techniques of the olive tree. He was a lecturer at the International Masters in Olive Growing and Olive Oil Technology held by the University of Perugia in collaboration with the International Olive Council (COI). He was coordinator of the Olive and Oil Working Group of the Italian Horticultural Society (SOI). He has worked as an expert/teacher in many countries in the context of international projects concerning olive growing. He is a member of the Council of the National Academy of Olives and Oil.