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Large number of attendees from China for the 1-5 May 2021 event

Over 700 registrants for the International Strawberry Symposium

Thanks to the great involvement of Chinese researchers and technicians, and through the collaboration with the Strawberry Association, Chinese Society for Horticultural Science, the International Strawberry Symposium (1-5 May 2021) has more than 700 attendees. There is still time to join without the…

PMA challenges industry to grow a healthier world

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) will hold an executive workshop April 19 to mobilize the industry in support of the UN International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV).…

Three day, online national fruit fly symposium slated for May 4

The ongoing battle against fruit fly, which continues to threaten over  half of Australia’s $13 billion horticulture sector and the 60,000 people it employs, is to be discussed…

Good pace in applications to participate in Fruit Attraction 2021

Raul Calleja, the director of Fruit Attraction, said that the applications to participate as an exhibitor in the next edition of the fair, which will be held in person from…

"Morocco Berry Conference served as a learning platform"

"The second edition of the Morocco Berry Conference run online on 7th and 8th April 2021. It brought together berry industry stakeholders from all over the world. We had more…

Import Promotion Desk presents Africa's fruit and vegetable diversity following cancellation Fruit Logistica

Mangoes, grapes, citrus fruits, pomegranates as well as sweet potatoes, fresh herbs and sugar snap peas are part of Africa's fruit and vegetable diversity that exporters will…

Elea Ltd hosts international webinar on April 21

"Reduced blanching time, improved cut quality, increased revenues and reduced costs"

The Elea PEF Advantage Belt System is designed to improve both product quality and revenues within fruit and vegetable processing,  while at the same time reducing production costs and electricity consumption. By using the Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) process, raw materials are much easier to process, there…

Banana Day, April 21

Online event for the banana industry

International Banana Day will take place on April 21st. To commemorate this occasion, the Ecuadorian Banana Cluster is organizing "Banana Day 2021", an online event about the…

FPC Future announces speakers at one of the free to attend conference sessions

Safeguarding the future of growers around the UK means embracing a new era of innovation in pre-farm gate technology. Covid-19 is seeing previously unforeseen changes in the industry and these have brought many challenges and opportunities. Opportunities which can be built upon. FPC Future, an exhibition…

Medfel connects with sector online on May 4th, 11th and 25th

On Tuesdays 4, 11 and 25 May, from 4pm to 6pm, medFEL will connect up with the sector with a two-part programme: European  forecasts for summer fruit and vegetable harvests, followed…

PMA/CGT add Diversity & Inclusion series and courses

Center for Growing Talent (CGT) by PMA has announced the first two initiatives to come after a task force convened to determine how the industry could advance diversity,…

Winners of 2021 Produce Excellence in Foodservice announced

United Fresh is proud to announce nine of the country's most innovative chefs and foodservice professionals representing an array of culinary styles and backgrounds will be honored this June during the United Fresh 2021 Convention & Expo as part of the United Fresh Produce Excellence in Foodservice Award…

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Postharvest and Fresh-cut processing of fruit and vegetables International On-line short course

The "6th International on-line Course on Postharvest & Fresh-cut Technologies" will be offered by the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena in Spain since middle April. A total…

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FreshPlaza April Special - South Africa

This month FreshPlaza will be will be highlighting South Africa in our special. Are you an importer of fruit, vegetables or services from South Africa or do you export from there to destinations around the world? We would love to hear from you for our April special section. You can send us some…

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International Strawberry Symposium 2021

"Taking part in the International Strawberry Symposium 2021 is not like attending an ordinary webinar. Indeed, the symposium is conceived not only as a time for education and information, but also as an opportunity for scientific exchange," said Bruno Mezzetti, associate professor and co-organizer of the…

October 2021

The Third International Congress of Mango Growers and Exporters from Mexico will be held online

The Association of Producers and Exporters of Mangoes from Mexico (EMEX) will hold the Third International Congress of Mango Growers and Exporters online in October of this year. “Due to the effects of the COVID-19…

Thursday 15 April 15:00 – 16:30 (CEST)

Mini symposium on tomato quality

The tomato world is rapidly developing. With the introduction of new varieties, the rise of local production and the introduction of new product groups such as snack tomatoes, tomato quality has…

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Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade Congress

Labour, logistics and climate - biggest challenges for Southern Hemisphere exports

Yesterday the very first Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade congress organised by SHAFFE took place virtually. The theme of the congress is ‘Keeping the world supplied’. 615 participants registered for the event. This year marks the 30th anniversary of SHAFFE and has also been named by the UN as…

“Keeping the world supplied” – 1st virtual annual Southern Hemisphere fresh fruit trade congress

Today SHAFFE held its very first annual Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade congress. With the defining theme “Keeping the world supplied”, this first edition was dedicated to giving exclusive insights and market intelligence on the current production & trading situation for key temperate fruit…

AgriExport 4.0 to take place between 12 and 23 April

InovCluster, the AgriFood Cluster Association of the Central Region of Portugal, which works to promote, develop and transfer knowledge in the agri-food sector, is organizing…

'Fruit Attraction 2021; much more than an on-site industry reunion'

The application period is open for participation in Fruit Attraction 2021, which will be held in person from 5 to 7 October in Madrid. The three-day industry reunion will once again make the fair the world epicentre of fresh product marketing, where innovation, quality and diversity are the core mantras…

COST Action - iPlanta

Modifying plants to produce interfering RNA - Final conference

On March 25th, 2021, COST Action iPlanta, Modifying plants to produce interfering RNA is organising its final conference to highlight contribution of RNAi to sustainable agriculture, food safety and security.  The aim of the meeting is to create links with a range of stakeholders to develop the discussion…

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US: Culture updates from SXSW

It's been one year since the PMA started convening every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. Eastern for the weekly PMA Virtual Town Halls, as a place for the industry, to connect and respond to the needs of each other while we couldn't convene in person.  One year of big ideas and important insights, including:  6,756 total participants 195 panelists and guest…

Freskon announces new date - April 2022

The developments of the pandemic, not only in Greece but also around the globe, combined with the high sense of responsibility of TIF-Helexpo SA towards our exhibitors, trade…

PMA celebrates Virtual Town Hall anniversary and returns to SXSW

In March of 2020, life as we knew it came to a stop. Despite being weeks out from a series of in-person events that were quickly postponed, Produce Marketing Association…

Annual policy summit focuses on advancing the imported produce industry

Following Tomato Week 2021, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) has shifted focus to the upcoming Spring Policy Summit 2021 (SPS21). This year the Spring…

Webinar - Thursday, March 25th at 2pm

Fruit and vegetable sector actively fighting stink bugs in southeastern France

Stink bugs, especially the diabolical stink bug Halyomorpha halys, are increasingly present in the southeast of France, causing significant damage. Their development worries…

Event can't take place due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Fruit Logistica Special Edition 2021 canceled

It's been confirmed that Fruit Logistica Special Edition 2021 has been canceled. The event was to take place on 18-20 May of 2021. The organization states the event had to be canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The date for next year has been set on 9-11 February 2022. "Today we have to…

March 26, 2021

Announcing the first annual Cherry Quality Summit

Hazel® Technologies, Inc. is launching its first-ever virtual Cherry Quality Summit. The one-hour event will be held on Friday March 26th and features keynote speakers from across the industry ahead of the 2021 Northern American cherry season. Speakers include Dr. Yu Dong, former horticulture…

The priority period to participate begins on March 17 and will run until April 22

Fruit Attraction to take place face-to-face again on October 5, 6 and 7

Fruit Attraction, organized by IFEMA and FEPEX, is planned to be held face-to-face again from October 5 to 7 in Madrid. The event will thus be a commercial reunion for the fruit and vegetable sector precisely in 2021, the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, as declared by the Food and…

Strawberry Symposium 2021

"Although it will mainly take place online, the Strawberry Symposium will be a great event. It is the right moment to subscribe," reports Gianluca Baruzzi, member of the organizing committee.  "The event will be presented on May 1st, then scientific analyses and all the news concerning genetics, nutrition, agronomic management etc. will…

Bostock

New Zealand organic apple grower expands further into Vietnam

Vietnam is the third offshore office Bostock New Zealand has opened in three years with companies also in Far East, Russia and North America. Bostock New Zealand International Market Manager, Jane Maclean says after seeing first-hand the benefits of in-market local representation, Vietnam was a natural…

Webinar on TBRFV

Science and institutions standing together for the future of horticulture

Science and the authorities addressed the intercontinental phytosanitary problem of the 'Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus'. The webinar was attended by many operators in the sector, who had the opportunity to learn about the most recent developments in the field directly from the researchers involved in…

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Mexican Association of Protected Horticulture to take place March 11-12

The Mexican Association of Protected Horticulture has everything ready to celebrate the 2nd Agricultural Social Responsibility Symposium that will take place on March 11 and 12 of the current year. The event aims to provide updated information on the most important issues in the field of Social…

March 8-12

Tomato Week covers e-commerce trends, COVID-19 and more

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas has opened registration for Tomato Week 2021 which takes place March 8-12. The event is open to all who have an interest in…

Deputy Director General of FAO will be present

First Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade Congress- "Keeping the world supplied"

With the aim of bringing the fruit industries of the Southern and Northern Hemisphere closer together and to allow better planning for the coming year, SHAFFE will hold the…

PMA announces in-person Fresh Summit in New Orleans

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced that Fresh Summit 2021 will take place, in-person, October 28-30, 2021 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. PMA will welcome the industry back to the event with a variety of safety protocols and modifications developed…

Ian Albert - First Fresh

Positive but challenging 2020 season for persimmon and Meyer lemons

First Fresh New Zealand, based in Gisborne, New Zealand, is looking forward to the 2021 export persimmon and citrus season following a successful 2020 program says Managing Director Ian Albers."The challenges that Covid-19 posed in 2020 were overcome mostly however early season shipments were affected by…

Geopolitical strategist keynote speaker for citrus showcase

California Citrus Mutual will host the 2021 Virtual Citrus Showcase on Thursday, March 4. The event will feature famed author and geopolitical strategist Pete Zeihan for a…

Corrugated Industry and its suppliers exchange on state-of-the-art innovations on process technology

The European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO) held its first online technical workshop on Tuesday (23rd February) entitled ‘Sophisticated fortune telling –…

Murcia's fruit and vegetable sector analyzes the impact of Brexit on its activity

"We mustn't fall back into the customs procedures of the middle of the last century"

The 'Brexit News: the fruit and vegetable sector' webinar, organized by LA VERDAD and the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, brought together different experts,…

2nd edition of Morocco Berry Conference to take place on 7 and 8 April

The 2nd Edition of the Morocco Berry Conference gathered more than 550 delegates from around 25 countries. It was a great occasion to learn, meet, interact, and do business…

United Fresh releases Winter 2021 edition of Fresh Insights for Foodservice

The Winter 2021 issue of United Fresh’s Fresh Insights for Foodservice is now available. Sponsored by Produce Alliance, this quarterly report highlights on-trend foodservice…

9th International Highbush Blueberry Conference will focus on fertilization

Blueberry fertilization is quite specific, as are the requirements of this plant

Blueberry fertilization is quite specific, as are the requirements of this plant. It is worth to know that not only is it important to properly prepare the site for blueberry cultivation and to ensure an appropriate soil pH, but also to maintain these optimal parameters during further plant growth. The…

BASF enlarges its lettuce portfolio with more resistant varieties to cover the entire cycle

Between 15 and 19 February, BASF is holding a new Lettuce & Spinach Demo Field event at its facility in La Palma in Cartagena (Murcia) to showcase its new varieties and…

Australia's fresh produce markets join Hort Connections 2021 as exclusive Trade Show sponsor

Australia’s Fresh Produce Markets, the collaboration between Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) and Central Markets Association of Australia (CMAA), has been announced as official…

United Fresh event

Join the sixth annual BrandStorm™ event March 9-11, 2021

United Fresh’s sixth annual BrandStorm™ event will take place online March 9-11, 2021. The event will feature the general session Global Marketing: Trends from Abroad, where…

Workshop for European importers of Mexican produce scheduled for February 25

In the fruit import and export business, one of the most commercially relevant factors is always the quality with which it reaches its destination. Journeys of up to 20 days to Europe make it an important challenge for any country to work on quality from the field so that the fruit arrives in the best…

Tuesday, March 30

United Fresh introduces programming supporting women in produce

United Fresh Produce Association has been honoring women in produce, elevating one honoree a year for more than two decades, helping to raise awareness of the challenges…

February 26

Hazel Tech hosts first Stone Fruit Quality Summit

Hazel Technologies, Inc. is launching the first virtual Stone Fruit Quality Summit. A one-hour event held on Friday February 26th, the summit will feature keynote speakers from across the stone fruit industry ahead of the 2021 Northern American stone fruit season. Speakers will include Angelos Deltsidis,…

Virtual walking adventure to inspire heart health

Teams across the country are forming and counting down to February 13, the kick-off of the Walk with a Doc® Grand Canyon Adventure, energized by the education program from the Hass Avocado Board, called Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®. Sharing a commitment to invest in heart health, racers of all ages…

A video message from the director of the China Agricultural Trade Center

Macfrut introduces the China Day for Europe and China trade relations

In the 2020 edition, Macfrut Digital was extraordinarily successful for the Chinese operators. About 120 thousand views on the platform and a turnover of over 10 million dollars. For this reason, the Center for the Promotion of Agricultural Trade of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture has asked for a…

Free registration for CPMA 2021 Fresh Week now open

Registration for CPMA 2021 Fresh Week is now open and free. Designed with the entire supply chain in mind, Fresh Week is Connections: Reimagined. The event will officially…

Viva Fresh plans for hybrid event with in-person expo late March

“We have taken every precaution to make this a safe and successful event”

It has been almost a year since the last in-person trade show was held in the US, and while organizers have been very innovative in moving their shows to virtual platforms, people are itching to meet in-person again. That is why Viva Fresh is committed to having a hybrid event with an in-person expo at…

A message from Fruit Logistica's senior product manager Madlen Miserius

In the first week of February, Fruit Logistica usually welcomes thousands of exhibitors and tens of thousands of trade visitors from around the world. Not this year. Here’s a message from Fruit Logistica’s Senior Product Manager Madlen Miserius. Fruit Logistica Special Edition will take place from 18 to…

“Keeping the world supplied”

1st virtual Annual Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade - 25th of March 2021

The Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters will launch its very first Annual Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade congress at the 25th of March 2021. With…

Visit Moldavan apple suppliers on your computer

With over 185,000 metric tons of apple exports, Moldova was one of the top 10 apple exporters worldwide in 2020. Moldova’s horticulture has been investing over the last few years in new technology, for cultivation, harvesting, post-harvest handling, packaging and logistics. On the 18th of February you…

New trade fair to be held March 24, 25 and 26

Registration is open for Global Fruit Latam Mexico

The United Nations has dedicated 2021 the year of fruits and vegetables, so agriculture will become a central axis of economic development, especially in Latin America and the…

March 3 and 4, 2021

The International Highbush Blueberry Conference 2021 online

The International Highbush Blueberry Conference for the last few years has been a platform where the whole blueberry Poland and Europe met. Of course, the most important point…

FreshPlaza February Special - Asia

FreshPlaza will be will be highlighting Asia in our February special. Are you an importer of fruit, vegetables or services from Asia or do you export from there to destinations around the world? We would love to hear from you for our January special section. You can send us some information or we can…


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