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South Africa: The first annual Tzaneen Avofest

The first annual Tzaneen Avofest took place on 21 to 23 June in Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa with Maluma and Allesbeste as the main sponsors. The event had something for everyone.Right from the get go visitors were treated to everything Avo – at the gate visitors walked into an Avo nursery where they could.....

Focus on organic apple growing at Interpoma Congress

This year's biannual 'Apple in the World' congress will explore a number of different issues affecting modern apple production and its prospects, both from an agronomic and a technological standpoint. The scheduled talks during the morning session on the second day of the event will examine organic and.....

New Zealand: High Court judgement on Kiwifruit Claim expected tomorrow

The New Zealand High Court's decision on the Kiwifruit Claim is expected tomorrow. Last year 212 claimants and NZX-listed post-harvest company Seeka brought the case before the judge, seeking accountability and compensation from the Government and Ministry of Primary Industries (formerly Ministry of.....

Photo report Hort Connections 2018

PHOTO REPORTThe second edition of Hort Connections took place in Brisbane's Convention Centre last week. The conference kicked off Monday evening with the opening and trade fair, with sessions running Tuesday and Wednesday alongside the trade fair. The event rounded off with the traditional Gala Dinner on Wednesday.....

China: Zhang Yuxi to represent Asia (Hainan) Fruit and Vegetable Exhibition

The organizing committee of the 2018 Asia (Hainan) Fruit and Vegetable Exhibition, have announced that Zhang Yuxi will represent the exhibition. Zhang is CEO of the China Agricultural Market Association and board chair of Xinfadi Market. The exhibition will take place in the Hainan International Conference.....

Tomato Forum 2018: Despite challenges, tomatoes still have potential

Sustainability, storytelling and differentiation are shaping the European tomato industry

PHOTO REPORTTomatoes are still one of the main products in Germany as well as elsewhere in Europe. With the increasing diversity on the vegetable shelves, a clear differentiation within the tomato supply is currently taking place. Snacks, regional labels and eye-catching marketing measures characterize events......

New consumer research available at SmartFood Expo

The new SmartFood Choices 2018 report, commissioned in partnership with United Fresh Produce Association and 210 Analytics, explores shopper perspectives and their approach to SmartFood choices.This new research, conducted in May 2018, takes a comprehensive approach to understanding how consumers’ behaviors.....

Industry talent a major focus

PMA Fresh Connections Southern Africa

The Center for Growing Talent ensures that we attract, develop and retain talent for the fresh produce industry, with a Student Career Pathways programme, a Young Professionals Breakfast and a Women’s Fresh Perspectives session and luncheon at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Connections: Southern.....

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to keynote United Fresh 2018

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, will join United Fresh attendees as the opening keynote speaker on Tuesday June 26 in Chicago. Secretary Perdue will address the key issues facing the produce industry, from immigration reform and the need for a legal workforce to NAFTA and the need to retain a fair.....

GCCS2018

China: Strategies for the era of the smart cold chain

From June 13th to 15th, 2018, the 10th Global Cold Chain Summit, which highlighted the theme "Connectivity and Co-construction", was held in Tianjin. As the leading service platform of the fresh food supply chain, Jiu Ye Supply Chain was invited to the summit. The director of operations Zhao Jing gave a speech.....

Hort Connections 2018 gets under way

Monday evening saw the start of the second edition of Hort Connections, a union of AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA A-NZ). Hort Connections 2018 will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre 18-20 June. The theme of this year's event is ‘halving waste and doubling productivity.....

UK: Jupiter to supply Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot is Britain’s most popular race meeting. "As excitement for the event builds, we can reveal that Jupiter will play a refreshing part in the proceedings.Attracting around 300,000 racegoers, across its five-day run, with 70,000 attending on Thursday’s Gold Cup Day alone, it’s an exciting highlight in.....