Brígida Jiménez Herrera


BBrígida Jiménez Herrera is a PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) with an MBA in Business Administration and a diploma in fats and oils from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Since 1990 she is the director of the Agricultural Training Research Centre of Cabra, in Córdoba. The Olivar Center, within this institution, specializes in oil olive oil and table olives. She has extensive experience in research and development projects and in the sensory analysis of extra virgin olive with numerous participations in major local, national and international panels and competitions.

As a scientist she has participated in numerous conferences, national and international and has received many awards, such as the “Andres Nunez de Prado Organic Livestock Award” for her research in agriculture and for her papers on “Phenolic compounds with a beneficial health effect in Picual EVOOs” and “Comparative study of organic farming vs conventional farming”; the Olivar de Jaén Prize for her efforts to spread the Culture of the Olive Grove; the Olivar Award for her dedicated promotion of the olive and olive oil; the Weevil Award, by DOP Priego de Córdoba for her continued support for the operation and development of the appellation, and the Table Olive Award by the Foundation for the Development and Promotion of the Table Olive in Córdoba.