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Sharing the latest knowledge at third International Haskap Conference

Success in business may be achieved thanks to access to current knowledge. A lot depends on technology, new research, trends, needs and innovations. This also applies to the fruit industry, especially for newcomer on the market; Haskap berries. The third International Haskap Conference will be dedicated…

22nd Index Fresh Seminar Series set to take place October 2019

Seminar to focus on management practices to improve spring flowering of avocados

Index Fresh will host its 22nd Seminar Series in October in San Luis Obispo, Ventura, and Fallbrook. The grower seminar — Fall Management Practices to Improve Spring Flower —…

Colombia brings nine companies to Anaheim

Nine Colombian companies will be presenting their products, inspired  by sustainable practices, at the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2019 Fresh Summit when it convenes on…

Moldova Fruct will exhibit at Fruit Attraction

"Taste makes the difference"

This year, for the first time Moldovan apples, table grapes and plums will be presented at Fruit Attraction exhibition, which will take place in Madrid, Spain during October 22-24 period. The Fruit Producers and Exporters Association Moldova Fruct, the largest association dedicated to advancing the horticultural sector in the…

Huercasa USA presents its vacuum-packed vegetables in Anaheim

Huercasa will participate with its own stand at PMA, the most important event in the fruit and vegetable sector in the United States, held in Anaheim, California, on October…

Macfrut 2020 opens up for registration

"We will focus on new brand content and new markets"

Registrations are now open for the next edition of Macfrut, the international fruit and vegetable trade fair organized by Cesena Fiera, which will be held from 5 to 7 May 2020 at the Rimini Expo Centre in Italy. Last year’s numbers show that Macfrut is a growing trade fair, which year after year has…

Participation in Fruit Attraction 2019 will increase by 10%

In its latest meeting, the Organizing and Advisory Committee of Fruit Attraction has analyzed the main aspects related to the organization of the next edition, which will take place from Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 October. The director of the fair, Raúl Calleja, gave a report on the latest participation…

Syngenta Fields of Innovation open days: 9-10 October

New innovations in vegetable varieties and agronomy that can improve returns for vegetable growers at every point in the production cycle, will be the key focus for this year’s Syngenta Fields of Innovation Open Days in October.  A combination of new variety attributes and technologies that have the ability to…

AgroFresh to demonstrate produce freshness solutions at PMA 2019

For retailers, wholesalers and ripeners looking to extend shelf life and enhance the consumer appeal of fresh produce, AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. will showcase its solutions at PMA Fresh Summit Conference & Expo October 17-19 in Anaheim, California. AgroFresh’s portfolio of produce freshness solutions includes…

Freskon Greece to have 315 square meter pavilion at Fruit Attraction

The ‘Freskon Greece’ project, organized by TIF-Helexpo, will once again make its presence felt at the ‘Fruit Attraction’ International Fruit and Vegetable Expo, organized from…

Dr. Todd Dewett to keynote BrandStorm 2020

Dr. Todd Dewett, considered one of the world’s most watched leadership personalities and authenticity experts, will deliver the opening keynote during BrandStorm™ 2020, on…

Photo Report: Fresh-Market 2019

With some big exhibitions coming up, like PMA and Fruit Attraction, one might forget there was also a trade fair going on in Poland. Although this exhibition takes place in a single hall and is definitely a lot smaller in size; there is a unique connection between retailers and traders through speed dating. Click here for the…

Vitalis' Erica Renaud's seminar about the organic market

"Flavor and food safety are becoming more important to people"

Visitors to Vitalis' 25th-anniversary celebration were able to follow various seminars. Erica Renaud of Vitalis' talk focused on trends and developments within the organic sector. “We have to deal with changes in society," she begins. "The population is aging, and families are shrinking. We eat more and…

Plum Demonstration Centre open day to reveal mechanical weeder to growers

Novel mechanical weeders will be demonstrated to growers at the first Plum Demonstration Center open event funded by AHDB and hosted by NIAB EMR. The early results of a trial to demonstrate plums grown on new rootstocks will also be shared at the event in Kent. Victoria grown on Wavit and five other promising…

Sustainability, central axis of the XVI Ecuador's International Banana Convention

The central axis of the XVI International Banana Convention 2019, held in Guayaquil, is sustainability as the basis of the banana production chain. The president of the…

Fair held at a different location for the first time

Photo report: World Food Moscow

For decades, the World Food Moscow Trade show has been held in the Expocentre Moscow. This year, however, for the first time, it took place in the Moscow Crocus Expo center. This conference center is easily accessible via the metro. In other years, the fruit and vegetable companies were concentrated in one pavilion. This year, these…

Photo report IX World Avocado Congress

Last week the ninth edition of the World Avocado Congress was held in Medellin, Colombia. The event surpassed the eighth edition of the held in Lima four years ago by increasing the number of companies exhibiting from 12 to 72 and welcomed 3,247 attendees from 50 countries. 152 speakers attended 187 lectures…

New products to be crowd-tested at Anuga

At Anuga, Bösch Boden Spies will, for the first time in the company's history, use crowd testing to give trade fair visitors a say in the addition of two potential new…

New Zealand to host next World Avocado Congress in 2023

On the last day of the World Avocado Congress in Medellin it was announced that New Zealand would host the next edition in 2023. They won the vote against stiff competition from Mexico and Kenya. Juan David Mondragón, president of the Organizing Committee of the Congress, announced the result during the…

AECOC organizes 7th Meeting Point against food waste

On September 26, the 7th Meeting Point against food waste is being held in Madrid, organized by the association of manufacturers and distributors AECOC. The event is bringing…

IX World Avocado Congress

Biggest problem facing avocado sector in coming years will be supply, not demand

The second day of the IX World Avocado again saw many interesting speakers take to the various stages and the sessions were very well attended, as were the trade show stands. As well as sessions on post harvest monitoring and increasing shelf-life, water use and the effective pruning of trees, there were…

Interko to attend PMA Fresh Summit 2019

"We want to revolutionize how local operators ripen fresh fruit in the Americas"

Interko designs, manufactures and installs fresh fruit ripening rooms, and will begin targeting the growing demand for avocado and mango ripening solutions across the Americas when the Dutch company attends the PMA Fresh Summit 2019 on 17-19 October. Interko’s Managing Director/Partner Chris Maat explains:…

IX World Avocado Congress

Colombia has access to 45 countries and continues to open new markets

The first day of the IX World Avocado Congress took place on Tuesday, 24th September, in Medellin, Colombia. The event was a sellout and extremely busy with standing room only in some of the sessions. This is a fantastic result for a city which only 2 decades ago was too dangerous to visit. This…

New dates for Asia Fruit Logistica 2020

Asia Fruit Logistica has announced new dates for the 2020 edition. Asia’s leading fresh fruit and vegetable trade show returns to AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong on 23-25…

Organic Grower Summit educational session announcement

The founders and CEOs from six ag tech companies will present a series of TedTalk-style presentations to kick off the educational program at the third annual Organic Grower Summit in Monterey, CA. Sponsored by Western Growers, the two and a half hour long educational intensive, Real Talk with Ag Tech…

New Zealand reports strong fruit export numbers

Exports of several commodities including crude oil, fruit, and dairy products increased in value in August 2019, but these rises were partly offset by a fall in log exports,…

IX World Avocado Congress kicks off in style

On Monday evening the IX World Avocado Congress was officially opened with a welcoming reception held at the Botanical Gardens in Medellin, Colombia. Guests were welcomed on arrival by a traditional Colombian band and dancers. Pedro Pablo Diaz and Jorge Alberto Uribe from Colpohass welcomed everyone to Medellin, with…

Seminis Idea Exchange 2019 will begin on September 24th

Seminis Vegetable Seeds is hosting its Idea Exchange 2019 from September 24th to September 26th. During this experiential event, there will be opportunities to communicate…

European Art of Taste project receives journalists from China and Hong Kong

The promotion of the European Art of Taste – Italian Fruit & Veg Masterpieces Project, has stopped off in Italy to let a large group of journalists from China and Hong Kong experience production excellence directly in the areas of origin. Starting from the Piedmont region, with a visit to the RK Growers…

Swan Hill,Victoria - 17-18 October 2019

Onions Australia AGM Conference

Onions Australia's AGM Conference will be held on 17th and 18th of October in Swan Hill, Victoria. The two day event will feature a host of informative and interesting speakers. Delegates will start…

Gisborne, NZ, celebrates 10 years of growing Envy apple

T&G Global celebrates 10 years of the first planting of Envy™ apple trees in Gisborne today. Starting with just three Envy™ growers in 2009, there are now 12 growing partners…

Parc des Expositions, Angers: October 29th-30th

International Asparagus Day: 3rd edition

Given the success of the first 2 editions, the International Asparagus Day will be held again this year in Angers on October 29th and 30th at the Parc des Expositions. This 2019 edition will gather 100 exhibitors and more than 2,000 visitors are expected from 30 different nationalities. Christian Befve,…

World Avocado Congress to feature first ever International Marketing Session

This September 23-27, 2019, Medellín, Colombia, the “city of eternal spring,” will host the IX World Avocado Congress (WAC). The WAC has convened every four years since 1987.…

From the 29th to the 30th of October at the Parc des Expositions in Angers:

3rd edition of the International Asparagus Day: The global event for asparagus

Building on the success of the first two years, the International Asparagus Day (IAD), to be held in Angers from October 29th to 30th at the Parc des Expositions this year, will bring together around 100 exhibitors for this 2019 edition; more than 2000 visitors from 30 different countries will be…

More inspiring lectures about changing fruit industry at China FVF 2019

Initiated by China Entry and Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association and Great Wall Exhibitions, and organized in collaboration with strategic partners Xinfadi College for…

Syngenta Fields Innovation Open Days in October

"New innovations will be the key focus"

New innovations in vegetable varieties and agronomy that can improve returns for vegetable growers at every point in the production cycle, will be the key focus for this year’s Syngenta Fields of Innovation Open Days in October.  The open days will be op 9 and 10 October, in Surfleet, Lincolnshire. They will feature…

Produce industry cyclists invite industry to celebrate at finish line

TourdeFresh is just a month away and produce industry cyclists are training for an epic ride and an epic celebration culminating on the steps of the Anaheim Convention Center, and industry is invited. As many in the produce industry prepare for yet another large industry convention in October, there are…

Keynote presenters for third annual Organic Grower Summit announced

A trio of acclaimed leaders from various aspects of the organic community have been confirmed as keynote presenters for the third annual Organic Grower Summit this coming December in Monterey, CA. Widely recognized for their innovative and resourceful leadership in creating new and exciting opportunities…

Greater interest in exotic fruit ripening anticipated

Interko, working with the design, manufacture and installation of fresh fruit ripening rooms, is anticipating greater interest in its product range, especially for exotic fruit ripening, when the Dutch company participates at WorldFood Moscow later this month. As local ripening operators in Russia and the…

France will have the largest foreign representation at Fruit Attraction 2019

This year, France will once again participate in Fruit Attraction, whose next edition will take place at the IFEMA fairgrounds from October 22 to 24. The country is betting heavily on this international event. Business France will organize the French fruit and vegetable pavilion, which will count with…

Photo Report Asia Fruit Logistica 2019

Last week Asia Fruit Logistica took place despite worries about the demonstrations in Hong Kong. Visitor numbers were certainly down but on the whole stand holders were very happy with the event. A few stand holders were not happy about the fact that their stands had been moved at the last minute, in…

Potato Europe attracts wide audience

Growers, suppliers, grubbing demonstrations - everything to do with potatoes. That is what the latest edition of Potato Europe was all about. This year, this trade show was held in Doornik/Tournai, Belgium on 4 and 5 September. Parking, accessibility, and the exhibition layout were well organized. Bart…

IKO Convention to be held in Turin

The 38th Conference of the International Kiwifruit Organization (IKO) will take place between 8th and 11th September in Turin. CSO Italy is the organizer of the event which traditionally opens the productive season in the northern hemisphere.  38 delegates from the leading kiwifruit producer countries will…

Guatemala organizes the Global Gap Tour 2019

Guatemala's Association of the Agricultural Chemical Guild (Agrequima) is organizing the one-day GLOBAL GAP TOUR event on October 2019, which will focus on good agricultural practices and how their implementation can improve the economic well-being of Guatemalan companies. The event will also delve into…

Netherlands Embassy in Kyiv to support Holland Pavilion at Fresh Business Expo 2019

From 3-5 December 2019 Fresh Business Expo Ukraine will kick off its 8th edition, the exhibition will once again take place at the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kyiv. During the coming edition a Holland Pavilion, supported by the Netherlands Embassy in Kyiv, will be present at the exhibition. Dutch…

Asia Fruit Logistica 2019 wraps up: “Stand holders have been happy with the results”

The third and final day of Asia Fruit Logistica 2019 has passed, and overall, the stand holders have been happy with the results. The traffic was noticeably lower than it has been in previous years, but it was much better than expected. At the same time, some of stand holders feel that closing the…

Martimar premieres in the 2019 edition celebrating its 50th anniversary

Martimar, the leading fruit and vegetable distribution company in southern Spain, with more than 50 years of experience, is taking part for the first time in the 2019 edition of Fruit Attraction. The company, which specialises in banana ripening in the Canary Islands and sells 100% of its products…

Ecuador will be partner country of Fruit Logistica Berlin 2020

Ecuador has been named as the official partner country of Fruit Logistica 2020 (5 - 7 February in Berlin). At the global fruit trade exhibition the Andean country will present Ecuador’s agricultural heritage to the world, placing itself as an international and versatile producer of premium and…

Lebanese local farmers supported at annual event

Fair Trade Lebanon currently offers a viable economic model to farmers in rural regions of Lebanon. It provides around 50 cooperatives with adequate equipment, training…

2019 China Jiaxin International Fruit Conference was a success

The 2019 China Jiaxing International Fruit Conference opened its doors on August 30, with the theme of “Global Fruit, China Market”. More than 400 high-level guests from…

Gakon confirms follow up participation at HortEx Vietnam 2020

“Vietnam is a market with great potential”

Vietnam with a population of nearly 97 million people and an average GDP growth of 7.5% per year is the fastest growing economy in the ASEAN region (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). Horticulture and Floriculture are one of the most promising sectors of the Vietnamese economy and will remain a…

Honduras will host the II International Citrus Forum

Honduras will host the II International Citrus Forum, which will take place on October 22 and 23 at the Convention Center of the Copantl Hotel in San Pedro Sula. The…

September 24-26, Warmenhuizen

"An inspiring platform for growers, processors and retailers"

The world is changing. On top of yield and production security, other traits such as taste, sustainability and consumer preferences become more important. These characteristics are valuable for the whole chain, from grower to consumer. This year, Hazera will have a new concept for their annual Open Days…

High number of participants expected for Anuga 2019

Five weeks before the event begins, positive registration figures have been recorded for the coming Anuga. More than half of the exhibiting space of 284.000 sqm is already…

Five year research cluster funded to strengthen Canada's food sector

Recently at the Bonduelle plant in Bedford, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, announced $4.6 million in funding over five years…

Asia Fruit Logistica will close two hours early on last day

To facilitate the stay of Asia Fruit Logistica participants, organizer Global Produce Events has decided to shorten the last day of the show. On Friday, 6 September, the trade…

PotatoEurope returns to Kain, Belgium next week

With more exhibitors, more space and more demo machines this year it looks like PotatoEurope 2019 is once again going to be a big hit. The event will take place next week on 4…

The biennial U.K. Onion and Carrot Conference 2019 announced

The Biennial UK Onion & Carrot Conference will take place on Wednesday 20th November 2019 at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. The Cambridge venue will host the conference and…

16% growth of participation of EU countries in Fruit Attraction 2019

The participation of EU producing countries in Fruit Attraction has increased by 16% this year. France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Greece, Belgium and the…

Relex Live will be held for the 4th time

Exchange, innovation and stadium experience in Dortmund

For the fourth time in a row, Finnish-based software provider for integrated trade planning RELEX Solutions is organising its annual customer event. Up until now, the event took…

September 4-6

7th China Agricultural Product Supply Chain Summit to take place in Yantai

Total retail sales for fresh products in China reached 4.93 trillion yuan in 2018 and are expected to reach 5.13 trillion yuan in 2019. Fresh products are a category with…

Peru will host next International Blueberry Organization Summit in 2020

The International Blueberry Organization (IBO) has announced its 2020 Summit will take place in Trujillo, Peru, on August 10 – 12. The IBO Summit brings the global blueberry industry together under one roof every 12 to 18 months to address common challenges and identify new opportunities. It has become…

Mexican onion importers will visit Idaho and Oregon in September

A delegation of five to seven Mexican onion importers and buyers will visit Idaho and Oregon on Sept. 17 and 18, with plans to meet with shippers, visit fields and packing…

Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden to kick off Washington Conference

Krysta Harden, Executive VP Global Environmental Strategy for Dairy Management Inc. and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, will kick off United Fresh’s Venture…

4-6 September 2019

Asia Fruit Logistica to take place as scheduled

Today the organizers announced their decision to continue with Asia Fruit Logistica 2019 on 4-6 September 2019 as planned, with Asiafruit Congress on 3 September 2019. The…

United Kingdom

New packaging machines to be presented at PPMA 2019

At PPMA 2019 the Packaging Automation team will be on hand to showcase the latest developments designed to deliver increased productivity, process efficiency and performance. PA will present the high speed Revolution, a fast and environmentally friendly tray sealing machine featuring patented motion…

China FVF 2019 is to take place in September

The 2019 China International Fruit & Vegetable Fair (FVF 2019) is to take place at the Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace from September 9th to 10th, 2019. It is a comprehensive…

Ontario celebrates local food promotion with retailer awards

Recently, Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, joined by Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Mike Harris, presented Sobeys #685 in Kitchener with two Foodland…

Will Asia Fruit Logistica take place in September? Trade show organization offers participants option in December

Current events in Hong Kong are causing some headaches to the organization of Asia Fruit Logistica. Last weekend, an email was sent to the exhibitors in which they were presented with two options: Either Asia Fruit Logistica is held from 4 to 6 September, or the trade show is postponed to 11 to 13…

Eighth onion study tour welcomes key relations

Hazera recently organized its 8th Onion Study Tour. During this week the organization welcomed key relations, like onion growers, processors and packers, from all over the world for an onion program in the Netherlands. The Netherlands is a global leader in onions and is well-known as a year-round…

September 4-6, 2019 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong

ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA will be held as scheduled

Due to the situation in Hong Kong the organisers of Asia Fruit Logistica have issued the following statement: Like you, we have been watching recent developments in Hong Kong…

"Figures a lot better than last year, but it's still too much"

44th edition of Prognosfruit photo report

Last Thursday, August 8, the Belgian Alden Biesen, hosted the largest fruit cultivation congress in Europe: Prognosfruit. Over 260 visitors from 17 different countries travelled to the beautiful castle of Alden Biesen. The congress announced the predicted European apple and pear harvest, followed by…

Organic Matters: the first UK horticulture conference created by growers for growers

Organic Growers Alliance launches Organic Matters, the first UK horticulture conference created by growers, for growers. Dedicated exclusively to exploring innovative…

Agri-Tech East ‘The Connected Farm’ event 15 October

Connecting Agri-Tech to boost farmer's productivity

Overcoming the challenges of disparate devices and data at Agri-Tech East’s ‘Connected Farm’ event “Farmers want machinery to do the job, they don’t really care about how the…

UK Vining Pea and Bean Industry Conference 2019 open for registration

The third biennial Vining Pea and Bean Industry Conference is back. You can officially save the date in your dairies for Tuesday 5th November 2019! The event will be held at…

Fresh Connections draws wide spectrum from African agriculture and beyond

Photo report PMA Fresh Connections South Africa 2019

The PMA’s Fresh Connections conference took place place last week in a rainy Cape Town. Doing business in Africa was a strong focus at the conference, with Dr Johan van Deventer, general manager of Freshmark, giving tips to delegates, having overseen the opening of Freshmark Checkers stores in many…


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