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7th International Banana Congress

Benefits of genetic improvement of bananas

The 7th International Banana Congress, to be held in Miami between 26 and 29 September, will analyse the benefits of a genetic improvement procedure that could correct fruit defects and make the plants more resistant, as reported by the organizers.Mr Orlando Arguello, an expert from the University of Texas,.....

The successful 2017 China (International) Fruit Conference

On 1 of September, the China (International) Fruit Conference took place at Intercontinental Hotel in Shanghai. The conference was organized by the China Food andLivestock Import and Export Association and the China Fruit Marketing Association, with help and support from the Shanxi Fruit Industry.....

DKHV

International Fall-Potato-Fair in Hamburg expecting increased turnout

On September 27th, 2017, the Deutsche Kartoffelhandelsverband e.V. is issuing an invitation to the 66th International Fall-Potato-Fair. The exclusive meeting of the sector on Deck 10 in the Maritime Museum has been attracting many visitors and exhibitors every year.For the first time this year, the company.....

Big opportunities for Latin American countries in Asia

After a crowded first day, the second day at Asia Fruit Logistica wasn't much quieter and attracted many visitors from around the globe.ArgentinaThe South American country is very close in getting a green light for the export of blueberries to China. This show they have noticed that there is coming demand for.....

Chilling revelations to be made at Cool Logistics Asia

According to Andrew Tilton of Goldman Sachs, the mid-year economic projection for China points towards continued growth in consumption after a very good half-year, overall economic growth of 7% in the first six months of 2017.Superficially this is good news for the perishables sector, notably fresh produce,.....

Fair strengthens its position

Busy start for Asia Fruit Logistica

More metres are covered at the Asia Fruit Logistica this year. The fair, which started in Hong Kong on Tuesday, has grown by 25 per cent. The second hall is completely booked, and that has also been noticed by the higher number of visitors.That the fair has become more important is inextricably linked to the.....

What to look forward to at Asia Fruit Logistica

Tomorrow sees the start of Asia Fruit Logistica, running 6-8 September in Hong Kong. It will take place at the AsiaWorld-Expo, where sales of exhibition space are up by 25 per cent on last year’s total. This year for the first time the exhibition will be held over two different halls.There has been a big.....

Asia Fruit Logistica, Hong Kong, between 6 and 9 September

China is increasingly important for Latin America

Asia, and China in particular, is an increasingly important export destination for many Latin American companies. Everyone seems to be keeping an eye on this market. China has opened its borders to many different fruits from many countries. Spain is also increasing its exports to China, with a 57% growth this.....

Huelva, Spain, November 9

International Blueberry Seminar crosses the Atlantic

The International Seminars event will cross the Atlantic for the first time to convene in Huelva in the south of Spain. Many different European, African and Latin American producers will attend to learn more about the industry, the advances in technology, and the important work ongoing in scientific.....

Senator Jeff Flake to keynote United Fresh Washington conference

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake will serve as the opening keynote breakfast speaker at the annual United Fresh Washington Conference, Tuesday, September 19. At a time of heightened political uncertainty in Washington, DC, Senator Flake has become an outspoken voice on the need for compromise, civility and.....

PMA's Fresh Summit strengthens global connections

When the Produce Marketing Association’s annual Fresh Summit Convention & Expo convenes Oct. 19-21 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, it will be a global affair with more than 1,000 fresh produce and floral exhibitors from nearly 30 countries, and attendees expected from more than 60 countries.Fresh Summit.....

VCLA 2017, September 4-7

Felix Instruments at Latin American Avocado Conference

Felix Instruments- Applied Food Science will be at the Latin American Avocado Congress to demonstrate instruments useful to the avocado industry.A representative from Felix Instruments- Applied Food Science will have a F-750 Produce Quality Meter available for demonstration. The F-750 Produce Quality Meter is.....

Bookings open for The Amsterdam Produce Show

The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference is the event that will bring the international fresh produce community together in Holland – at the very heart of the global produce industry.Organised and hosted by the creators of the award-winning New York Produce Show and Conference and The London Produce Show and.....

Beijing, November 3-5

ChinaFVF puts spotlight on cold chain solutions

The worldwide costs for food waste because of transportation problems have reached an astonishing 1.3 billion tons. Even though China's production quantity of fruit and vegetables ranks first in the world, cold chain distribution is only used for 5%. Every year, the lack of refrigeration equipment and.....

Italy: Second edition of the International Symposium on Tomatoes

Vittoria (Ragusa) will once again host the Symposium on Tomatoes, organised by the Agrisicilia professional agriculturemagazine. All the details of this second edition were discussed during a meeting in Vittoria. The event will be held on 9th November at "PalAgrisicilia" by Consorzio Promoter Group in.....

Beijing, November 3-5

Philippines partner country of ChinaFVF 2017

The China International Fruit and Vegetable Fair (ChinaFVF 2017) will be held in Beijing on November 3-5 2017. The total exhibition area is expected to double compared with last year.Under the theme of "Fresh Innovation Drives Leading Industry Brands”, the organisation expects over 350 exhibitors from 25.....

From 12 to 15 October, Nagua, Dominican Republic

First National Coconut Festival

The First National Coconut Festival will serve to showcase the gastronomic, economic and environmental attributes of the fruit, as well as the wide range of products made from coconut, but also the main tourist attributes of the municipality of Nagua and the province of María Trinidad Sánchez.There will be.....

United Fresh

Pulitzer Prize-Winning journalist Bob Woodward to Keynote Washington Conference

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, associate editor of the Washington Post and political commentator Bob Woodward, will present "The Age of the American Presidency” at the 2017 United Fresh Washington Conference Breakfast General Session on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.This journalistic icon who.....

21 September, 2017

Growing international interest for Fresh Market Conference

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Fresh Market Conference, which will be held at the Mazurkas Conference Center in Ożarów Mazowiecki, just outside of Warsaw, on the 21st of September. Along with fresh fruit and vegetables, the event has been expanded to include cut and potted flowers.The conference.....

49th Annual Fall Nogales Fresh Produce Convention and Golf Tournament

Coming up this November, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) will be holding its 49th Annual Fall Nogales Fresh Produce Convention and Golf Tournament. Starting Thursday, November 2, and going through Saturday, November 4, the event will be held at the Tubac Golf Resort and will include a.....

Mexico: First world mango congress that includes whole supply chain

Create a global strategy to improve the worldwide mango sector

“We see other commodity products and how they develop, such as the avocado- and berry industry. They have experienced a remarkable expansion over the last 10 years throughout the world. As well, the development of papaya and pineapple are examples for our mango industry. This congress that includes growers,.....

Registration until 31 August 2017

Live demonstration of strawberry picking robot during International Strawberry Congress

The third International Strawberry Congress is coming ever closer. The congress, which will last several days, takes place at the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp in Belgium from 6 to 8 September. The aim of this event is to bridge the gap between commercialisation and science.Leen Matthé from.....

Styria: New taste experiences

Austria: Ice cream with pumpkin seed oil is a Summer hit

Local producers of pumpkin seed oil have come up with something special: This summer they are visiting all the state capitals and the federal capital - and they are bringing extraordinary ice cream flavors with them, like pumpkin seed, Hirschbirne or organic apple. "This way we are surprising all gourmets with.....

Brian Coppin - New chairperson, PMA South Africa

"It’s no picnic out there”

PHOTO REPORTThe PMA Fresh Connections conference took place in Cape Town on 16 and 17 August, starting on a rainy morning amid continued hopes that the Western Cape’s drought will be alleviated. This was the last conference with Tommie van Zyl of ZZ2 as chairperson of the South Africa Country Council. The position will.....