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US food guru to speak at New Zealand horticulture conference

American food and agribusiness guru Roland Fumasi has today been announced as one of the keynote speakers for the Horticulture Conference 2017, on 14 July in Tauranga."Roland Fumasi is well-known worldwide for his work for Rabobank’s RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness group," Horticulture New Zealand chief.....

China: Opening of the 18th Shouguang vegetable fair

On 20 April, the 18th Chinese International Vegetable Science Fair was officially opened at Weifang. The fair shows modern agricultural installations, agricultural means of production, new technological results and many other sides of the industrialised operations of modern agriculture. In total more than 2000.....

Freskon 2017 more “mature” than ever

This year’s Freskon, to be held from 27 to 29 April at Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre, is a pole of attraction for the dynamically growing sector of fresh fruit and vegetables. Freskon, the International Trade Show for Fruit & Vegetables, being held for the 3rd time, is already the centre of.....

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Peru: Floods donation campaign by Asica and donors

Peru has been hit by one of the worst disasters of the past 20 years. The areas most affected were Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, parts of Ancash and parts of the Lima region. "Asica’s operations are based in mainly Piura, Ancash and La Libertad and we had the duty and challenge to help our people in.....

Nominations now being accepted for the 2017 Women in Produce honoree

Held each year in conjunction with the United Fresh convention, the Reception Honoring Women in Produce recognizes the contributions of all women working in the produce industry, and selects one individual to share their personal experience of service. This year marks the 20th anniversary of this special.....

Greg Akins on the annual Fruit Ripening & Ethylene Management workshop

“Each time I attend, I learn something new”

On April 18 and 19, UC Davis will be organizing its annual workshop Fruit Ripening & Ethylene Management. “To achieve maximum sales for certain fruit varieties, it is crucial to offer it properly ripened to consumers,” says Greg Akins with Catalytic Generators and QA Supplies. “Attendees will gain greater.....

Excellent prospects for participation in 9th edition of Fruit Attraction

The Organizing Committee of FRUIT ATTRACTION has confirmed the excellent prospects for participation of the ninth edition of the fair, which will be held from 18 to 20 October.The FRUIT ATTRACTION Organizing and Advisory Committee met this week in Madrid with the goal of studying the developments planned for.....

VIVA Fresh Produce Expo adds session

“Exploring NAFTA Challenges & Opportunities”

Viva Fresh announced the addition of a session focused on U.S. trade policy to the agenda of the upcoming Viva Fresh Produce Expo. The session will feature experts discussing the impacts, both positive and negative, of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on the region’s produce industry.Foreign.....

Over 200 exporters to participate in the 2017 Agroalimentaria Fair

According to the Dominican Agribusiness Board (JAD) and the Center for Export and Investment of the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD), 200 Dominican companies will exhibit their products at the 2017 Agroalimentaria Fair.The activity will take place from May 18 to the 20 at the Hotel Jaragua, and expectations are.....

Hosted by the National Mango Board

Free Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) webinar

The National Mango Board (NMB) is hosting a free webinar for mango industry members to provide an overview of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) requirements for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This free webinar will be.....

Flower Science Café

Looking for alternative crop protection

Diseases and pests are a constant worry in the supply chain. While quality requirements are increasing, the public support for the use of pesticides is decreasing. What are the alternatives?Three researchers talk about their insightsDuring the Flower Science Café of 30 March, three researchers will talk.....

China: International delegation visits An Xianda Logistics Technology

On March 17th, the fifth International Fruit and Vegetable Market Association Fellowship Conference (China) was held in Shanghai. And an international fruit and vegetable union delegation visited An Xianda Logistics Technology Co.Ltd of the Shanghai Yiguo Group, which has caused quite a stir in the industry......

Photo Report Agritrade Guatemala 2017

Last week, Guatemala hosted the 18th edition of Agritrade; a fair that features many sectors. Representing the fruit and vegetable sector, there was a wide range of Guatemalan exhibitors, as well as international companies, including producers of beans, peas, mangoes, papayas and avocados. The event was also.....

Photo Report Agritrade Guatemala 2017

Last week, Guatemala hosted the 18th edition of Agritrade; a fair that features many sectors. Representing the fruit and vegetable sector, there was a wide range of Guatemalan exhibitors, as well as international companies, including producers of beans, peas, mangoes, papayas and avocados. The event was also.....