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Two food foundations back The Great Fruit Adventure 2016
Two leading food foundations have given their backing to The Great Fruit Adventure.The Waitrose Foundation and the Fairtrade Foundation have supported The Adventure: an epic trip across Europe and Africa to raise awareness in the UK of the importance of fruit and veg and where it comes from. Starting in.....

Rijk Zwaan: Asian melon & watermelon seminar
On Tuesday 6th September, one day before the start of the Asia Fruit Logistica, Rijk Zwaan organises a seminar dedicated to the entire fresh melon supply chain. This new global event gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Asian melon market, gain insights from experienced professionals and.....

Expoalimentaria 28th to 30th Sept, Lima
High demand for Peruvian food from international food chains
Peruvian food exportation between January and May this year reached 1999 million dollars. Because of this high potential, agents of big business groups, supermarkets, retailers, wholesalers, importers, traders and food providers will arrive to Lima to explore the offer that will be exhibited at the.....


UK: Outcry after Tesco drops saltires from Scottish berries
Supermarket giant Tesco has been criticised after it admitted removing an image of the Scottish saltire from punnets of Scottish berries.The flag has been replaced with the union jack on boxes of strawberries and raspberries grown north of the border.Tesco's official Twitter account told one customer that.....

AU: Supercharging the future of the horticulture industry
As part of its biggest industry leadership campaign in history, Horticulture Innovation Australia (Hort Innovation) today announced two more initiatives to help future-ready the vegetable, fruit, nut, turf, nursery and cut-flower sectors.The initiatives – which include a Master Class in Global Horticultural.....


October 30 to November 1st
Beijng tradefair ChinaFVF to make Chinese market accessible
The 8th edition of the China International Fruit & Vegetable Fair (ChinaFVF) will take place in Beijing on October the 30th to November the 1st. The exhibition is one of the largest international events organised in China concerning the Chinese fresh produce industry. Over 200 exhibitors from 20.....


Succesfull PMA Fresh Connections Brazil
“We witnessed an incredible display of industry engagement in São Paulo this past week,” said PMA Vice President of Global Business Development Nancy Tucker. “In addition to the networking, our innovative group of speakers shared their own experiences with attendees, which provided an inside look at the.....

Future cold targets and cool directions:
Cool Logistics Global goes to Bremen
Leading representatives of international refrigerated transport and shipping industry will be present at the 8th Cool Logistics Global Conference in Bremen from 27-28 September. Here they will discuss new targets and directions for the industry.“Globally, the share of reefers of the total container volume is.....


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PMA Fresh Connections South Africa
The PMA Fresh Connections took place in Pretoria this week. Here are a few photographs of the event courtesy of Twitter.Jaco Oosthuizen, Lindie Stroebel, Monhla Hlahla & Deon van Zyl at the #PMA #FreshConnections breakfast@pma leaders Dave Corsi @Wegmans, John Oxford @LMCompanies with Konanani Liphadzi.....

2nd-4th Sept
First Tri-Nut Conference to take place in Tasmania
Over the period 2nd to 4th September over 120 nut producers, sponsors and speakers will descend on the Aspect Tamar Valley Resort for the first Tri-Nut Conference.The Australian Chestnut, Hazelnut and Walnut industries have come together to present the inaugural TRI-NUT Conference.Mr Brian Casey, President.....

Promoting innovation in food industry companies
Innovation awards at Expoalimentaria
The world demands products which are increasingly innovative, convenient and competitively priced, this represents a challenge for Peru, whose business structure is made up of mostly of medium and small enterprises. In that sense, initiatives such as the Innovation Competition at the Expoalimentaria Fair.....

Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference, November 2-4
Want to increase your sales?
The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference (APS) is a new event that will bring the international fresh produce and flower communities together in Holland – at the very heart of the global produce industry.Organised and hosted by the creators of the award-winning London Produce Show and Conference and The New.....

1/2 day Workshop 30th August, 8am - 12:30pm
Exploring a framework for Greater Sunshine Coast provenance
FAN invites you to participate in a unique opportunity to be involved in the development of a provenance framework for the region's food agribusiness industry. If you are a primary producer, a restaurant owner or processor you may find the concept has a specific meaning to your business. FAN's aim is to.....

PMA Fresh Connection South Africa, 17-18 August
Southern Africa conference focuses on enhancing leadership skills
When the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) opens its sixth annual Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Expo on 17-18 August, attracting, developing and retaining industry talent will be a major focus. The conference and expo will be held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in.....

August 25
Great response to first British Herbs Field Day
The first British Herbs field day has already attracted over fifty attendees from the industry and looks to be one of the “must attend” events this year for anyone involved in UK herb production. The event is being hosted by R&G Herbs at Millets Farm Centre, Frilford Oxfordshire on the 25th August.The.....

PMA’s Fresh Connections Brazil, August 18
Gain new prospects, perspectives on fresh produce in Brazil
Produce industry members will convene in São Paulo, Brazil August 18 to explore current trends and industry breakthroughs to meet potential business partners and expand into new markets. PMA’s third annual Fresh Connections: Brazil brings together professionals from across the supply chain who wish to stay.....

Monday 12th September
LEAF announces Public Engagement Conference
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), organiser of Open Farm Sunday, is inviting the food and farming industry to come together for its first ever Public Engagement Conference. The conference, which will take place on Monday 12th September at The Auditorium, Sainsbury’s, in London, will explore the theme:.....


Thursday 6th October 2016
British Carrot Growers Association Variety Demonstration & Trade Exhibition
The 2016 BCGA Variety Demonstration and Trade Exhibition is well under way. The exhibition has 64 carrot varieties provided by 7 seed houses, variety plots with Syngenta and Bayer who will be demonstrating their products, over 30 trade stands, machinery demonstrations, networking, refreshments and much.....

Brisbane booked for Sept 29 and 30.
Onions Australia heads north for its annual conference
The Onions Australia Executive Committee will meet on September 29, with the Bejo Reg Miller Awards dinner to be held that evening at the Diana Plaza Hotel.The conference will be held the next day, Friday, September 30, with a bus leaving the Hotel at 6.45am for a tour of the Brisbane Markets.The Rocklea.....


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Macfrut 2016 expects 1,000 buyers from five continents
Macfrut 2016, an international exhibition for the fruit and vegetable sector to be held in Rimini from 14 to 16 September, will open with a focus on internationality and innovation.Cesena Fiera, the exhibition organiser, has confirmed that several hundred buyers from all continents, including Europe, South.....

Debut top varieties and improved spinach disease package
Sakata Seed America to host first annual retail day
Every August, Sakata Seed America hosts their annual California Spring Trials for seed distributors, growers and other customers in both their Salinas and Woodland research station locations. But this year, they’re doing things a little differently. On Friday, August 12th, Sakata is set to host their first.....

Registration open for The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference
Registrations are now open for The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference (APS), a new event to bring the international fresh produce and flower communities together in Holland.Organised and hosted by the creators of the award-winning New York Produce Show and Conference and The London Produce Show and.....

PotatoEurope 2016, Sept. 14-15
France: Live potato sorting demonstrations
The 11th edition of PotatoEurope will be held on September 14-15 at Villers-Saint-Christophe, halfway between Lille and Paris. This year's event is set to stand out with its dynamic optical sorting demonstrations.No fewer than 23 dynamic demonstrations, processing more than 1,000 tons of tubers, will show.....


August 3-6, 2016, Philippines
Fruit quality data tool on display at World Food Expo
The F-750 Produce Quality Meter—a near infrared spectrometer which takes instantaneous readings of brix and dry matter – will be showcased at the World Food Expo. “This tool quickly and accurately guides the pre- and post-harvest decision making of farmers, packers, and handlers by providing usable fruit.....