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Hort Connections 2019

Trends and the future of fresh produce

Hort Connections kicked off this morning with a breakfast session followed by many diverse and inspirational speakers. Matt Brand, CEO of Hort Innovations, outlined the importance of the fruit and vegetable industry and how the Australian exports of fresh produce have increased by 22% in the last five…

First day of the 5th International Berry Congress

Changes in economic paradigms & business opportunities in Canada and India

The first of the technical days of the 5º International Berry Congress focused on the new economic paradigm and the commercial opportunities that the markets of Canada and India present for Huelva's berry sector. The Congress, which lasts two days, will be held in Huelva's Casa Colon, and was opened by…

The next edition of Fruit Attraction will be the largest ever

The Organizing and Advisory Committee of FRUIT ATTRACTION, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector organized by IFEMA and FEPEX, to be held from…

Record number of attendees

Hort Connections 2019 gets under way

Monday evening saw the opening of the 2019 Hort Connections conference and trade show. AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA A-NZ) have united to deliver the event which will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 24–26 June 2019. The topic of this year's event is Growing…

Seipasa and SP

Biostimulation in berries: an unstoppable global trend

In the framework of the Berry Congress being held in Huelva, Seipasa, a company that specializes in the development and manufacture of biopesticides, biostimulants, and fertilizers, presented the new trends in the use of biostimulants for berries. The Spanish company attended the event with SP Soluciones…

5th International Congress of Red Fruits

Nutritional and antioxidant properties of berries as new marketable qualities

The second and last day of the 5th International Congress of Red Fruits has served to address topics such as the nutritional properties and potential of red fruits as aspects to be taken into account for their marketing. This time, the event brought together more than 1,200 people. The manager of…

Future of indoor grown food discussed at Indoor AgTech

What role will indoor-grown food be playing in the future and how will the vertical farming industry develop? There’s a lot going on: Investors find their way into the industry, growing facilities are scaling up and collaborations are being formed these days. On the other hand, companies go out of…

Seminar on June 26

PMA invites its members to seminar on new markets for Chilean fruit

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA), a leading association representing companies of all sizes and segments of the global fruit and vegetable chain, has invited its members to a Seminar that will present a detailed analysis of the commercial opportunities that the Chilean fruit industry has in India,…

June 26-28, 2019

11th edition of Global Cold Chain Summit to be held in Qingdao

The 2019 (11th Edition of) Global Cold Chain Summit, also known as the “Belt and Road” Trade and Cold Chain Cooperation Forum will take place in Qingdao on June 26-28, 2019. More than 1,000 participants are expected at this conference, including representatives of Chinese and foreign authorities,…

South African Mango Day takes place July 19th

The South African Mango Growers’ Association (SAMGA) will host its annual Mango Day this year again at Fairview Hotel, Tzaneen. The event to take place on the 19th of July,…

Abstract submission deadline extended to June 28

International Symposium on Tropical Fruits, Vietnam 24-26 September

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the International Symposium on Tropical Fruits (ISTF2019) has been extended to 28 June 2019. ISTF2019 will be held at the Liberty…

PMA's Anouk Sijmonsma on Fresh Connections: South Africa

“Fresh Connections brings people together and enables them to connect"

The Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA’s) Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show is the only annual event in Southern Africa connecting the entire…

Onions Australia's Levy Payers' Day kicks off in a few days

The countdown is on to Onions Australia’s next Levy Payers’ Day – to be held in Melbourne on Sunday, June 23. The event will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition…

Extremely tight supplies of California avocados

Avocados coming out of California look very slim on volume. Supplies are tight. Mexico has been losing steam in their shipments and the crop is so small in California that we can’t possibly keep up with the level of demand that’s out there anymore,” says James Shanley of Shanley Farms in Morro Bay, Ca.…

December 3-5, Kiev

Organisers of Fresh Business Expo 2019 see growing interest in Ukrainian market

In some 5 months' time the 7th edition of Fresh Business Expo will open its doors at the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kyiv. The exhibition will take place from 3-5 December 2019. Being the only trade event in Ukraine that focuses exclusively on the Fresh Produce Industry the organisers of the…

Costa Protected Cropping Australia Conference

PCA Conference: Program and speakers announced

The Costa Protected Cropping Australia (PCA) conference and trade exhibition, to be held at the Star Casino on the Gold Coast, from July 7 - 10, 2019, offers a huge line-up of…

Europatat 2019 focused on innovation and sustainability

On 13 June, the European potato community has gathered in Oslo, Norway, for the Europatat Congress 2019. Under the slogan “The timeless potato: A dynamic and innovative food”,…

July 10-11, Monterey

US (CA): Organic Trade Association to host buyers mission at Organic Produce Summit

Next month, the Organic Trade Association will host its first-ever buyers mission at the annual Organic Produce Summit on July 10-11 in Monterey, California. This event for the organic produce sector is the only show in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to bringing together organic fresh produce growers,…

Agrotica returns to Thessaloniki from January 30th to February 2nd

Agrotica confirms its 2020 operation, its role as one of Europe's five largest agricultural exhibitions. Indeed, the figures so far show that the baton is being raised even higher, with the exhibition preparing to overtake its previous record. Significant leaders in the marketing and sales of supplies…

By joining forces, Almeria's producers could make 700 million more per campaign

In a debate held in the Agroateneo forum of Almería, opened by the leaders of the main trading groups in the province (Unica, CASI and Anecoop, it was concluded that it is necessary to improve the sector's internal organization in order to compete with greater guarantees of success in national and…

World of Fruit kicks off in L.A.

World of Fruit announces the grand opening of the first-of-its-kind, fruit-themed immersive tasting experience in Los Angeles. Tickets are now available with appointment times through July 31. Additional tickets being released soon, running through October 31, 2019. Located at the corner of La Brea and Melrose in Hollywood,…

Global blueberry industry to gather in BC this month

The global blueberry industry is set to meet from June 24-26, 2019 in Richmond, B.C., bringing together leading experts to discuss opportunities and challenges for the industry worldwide. The International Blueberry Organization (IBO) Summit agenda will host a number of speakers. A full-day tour that…

“The only limit is in our ideas” Daniel Gómez, lecturer Territorio Aguacate II

Generating added value in the avocado industry

The avocado has seen increased worldwide consumption, with a large spike in the hectares being planted in the producing countries. This has caused an increase in the volume…

"The sector's disorganization prevents better prices in Almeria"

On the occasion of a new Agroateneo meeting, this analysis forum, organized by La Voz de Almeria, Cadena SER and Agricultura 2000 with the sponsorship of the National Association of Vegetable Producers (ANOVE) and the collaboration of the Tecnova Foundation and the CUAM (El Ejido Municipal Analytical…

Buying trip to Costa Rica offered to food and produce companies

Costa Rica invites a select group of companies interested in exploring export potential to San Jose from September 17 to 19, 2019. The 21st Buyers Trade Mission Costa Rica (BTMCR) is one of the largest business conferences in Latin America, according to Procomer - Costa Rica’s trade promotion entity.…

Photo report: Asia Fresh Expo 2019 Shanghai

Last week the Asia Fresh Expo took place in Shanghai and many people visited the exhibition. On the first day several activities were presented, including lectures on banana cultivation, preservation and post-harvest ripening. Mr. Hu Xian from AiRipening gave a lecture about a case study on banana…

Anouk Sijmonsma, Produce Marketing Association:

What is PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa all about?

PMA Fresh Connections is heading towards Southern Africa, but what makes it important to the industry? Regional vice president Anouk Sijmonsma shares her thoughts on the…

Besana wins the INC Innovation Award

At the International Nut and Dried Fruit Congress, the most important annual meeting in the world of nuts and dried fruit, held at the end of May in Boca Raton, Florida, Besana received an important recognition. The Italian group won the INC Innovation Award, assigned by a commission of companies in the…

Spaniards have spent 7.3% more on fruit and vegetables, but consumption is down

Photo report AECOC 2019

From Tuesday 4 to Wednesday, June 5, the 21st AECOC Fruit and Vegetables Congress took place in the Palau de Congressos of Valencia. The event served to analyze the fruit and vegetable consumption data in Spain, as well as to look into some consumer concerns, such as the excessive use of plastic in packaging, the lack of…

Photo report: London Produce Show 2019

Last week the London Produce Show took place with a record number of visitors and many interesting seminars, presentations and industry tours. A first this year was the Global Grape summit, a very well-attended event. The mood was very positive among the exhibitors and attendees alike. The tradeshow…

UK fresh produce industry celebrates stellar line-up of industry’s best at 2019 Fresh Awards

The UK fresh produce industry celebrated another year of outstanding achievements with a stellar line-up of individuals and businesses at the 2019 Fresh Awards. “Every year…

Mexico-US relations high on agenda at September's AMHPAC convention

AMHPAC is a Mexico-based organization for the horticultural and produce industries. Each year, the organization hosts a convention to analyze and discuss important issues for the industry, including the risks and opportunities for the sector. This years' AMHPAC Annual Convention is going to take place on…

Record number of visitors at London Produce Show 2019

On Thursday it was tradeshow day at The London Produce Show and stand holders as well as visitors were enthusiastic about the event. This year saw a record number of attendees at the event. Typically the morning was busier than the afternoon, but the flow of visitors remained pretty steady all day. There…

International Postharvest Symposium:

Postharvest 2020 is scheduled to be held in Rotorua

Postharvest 2020, the 9th ISHS International Postharvest Symposium, is scheduled to be held in Rotorua, New Zealand, in November 2020. Promising to be an exciting and…

A successful ending to the Asia Fresh Expo

Today was the last day of Asia Fresh Expo, and attendance was smaller than for the two days before. In the afternoon most of the companies had cleared their booths. All the fruits had been sold and companies left to go back to their own cities in China. During this exhibition, there was a very clear…

Convention organized by Italia Ortofrutta focuses on the cost of labor

Salaries in the Italian agricultural sector vary between €7.20 and €12.90/hour (2018 data). In Spain, they go from €5.10 to €7.70/hour while they are only €1/hour in Morocco. Work hours per week are 39 in Italy, 44 in Spain and 48 in Morocco. The convention organized by Italia Ortofrutta revealed the…

London Produce Show kicks off with Global Grape Summit

Yesterday the 6th edition of the London Produce Show opened at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane. This year the inaugural Global Grape Summit took place, with many interesting presentations and panel discussions. At the summit changing production around the world was discussed, increasing supplies and…

Jiuye SCM presents fruit ripening and shipping expertise at IFEX Philippines

Jiuye Supply Chain Management, a Chinese cold chain service provider, showcased its fruit ripening and shipping expertise at the IFEX Philippines, a major export-oriented food…

London Produce Show seminar

Trading with the UK: FPC sets out what exporters need to know

Delegates from across the globe attending the London Produce Show had the opportunity to learn more about trading with the UK and how to meet regulatory requirements, thanks to a tailor-made seminar held by FPC as part of the London Produce Show. The seminar was held in the afternoon of Wednesday 5 June,…

HM·CLAUSE IBÉRICA technical conference

Identification, awareness and prevention of ToBRFV

Due to the appearance and rapid spread of the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV), HM·CLAUSE IBÉRICA organized a technical conference in Almería last Thursday, May 30, attended by more than 250 technicians from the main greenhouse tomato producing areas in Spain (Almería, Granada and Murcia).…

Great attendance at Spain's First International Avocado Seminar

370 attendees from 8 countries and more than 160 companies from around the world gathered on Thursday, May 30, in Seville (Spain) to discuss the future of the avocado sector. Estanislao Martínez, founder and president of AGQ Labs, opened the event with a speech in which he appreciated the great reception…

Model-It 2019: Bringing together 100 horticultural researchers from 18 countries

Is it possible to accurately predict the final composition of tomatoes by entering the fertilizer solution data in a mathematical formula? Or use data from the latest generation environmental sensors to establish at any time the exact degree of ripening of a load of fruit traveling between Europe and…

350 professionals from 7 countries

AGQ Labs organize the first international avocado seminar in Seville

On Thursday, May 30, at 9:00 a.m., more than 350 professionals of the agro-food sector met at the Meliá Lebreros Hotel in Seville to discuss the present and future of one of the crops that has been growing the most in recent years: the avocado. 160 companies from Spain, Kenya, Portugal, Italy, Chile,…

Educational seminar programme set for London Produce Show and Conference 2019

Insightful speakers, including retailers, marketers, suppliers and growers, will seek to initiate industry improvement with regards to fresh produce consumption, sector employment, circular agriculture and food waste. The London Produce Show and Conference (LPS) is proud to announce another…

VIII International Banana Congress

Investing in innovation and not lowering prices essential for banana sector

The VIII International Banana Congress, which began this Wednesday in Miami, has set a prime objective for the banana producing sector: investing in innovation and not letting…

5th of June - Let bananas go further

New insights during the banana industry forum in Shanghai

Bananas are one of the world's most exported fresh fruits ($10 billion a year). According to data of China Customs, China's banana imports reached 1,390,341 tons in January-November 2018, compared with 1,039,142 tons in 2017. China's demand for banana imports is increasing year by year. At present, the…

Fruit Attraction forecasts international exhibitor growth of over 16%

Five months before the celebration of Fruit Attraction 2019 , the organisation is forecasting growth of more than 16% in the number of international companies taking part,…

Europatat Congress 2019: Final program

On 13 June 2019, under the slogan “The timeless potato: A dynamic and innovative food”, the Europatat Congress will explore the potential for innovation within the sector now…

16 July 2019

The Asparagus Growers Association Biennial Conference

Following the success of the Asparagus Biennial Conference in 2017, the Asparagus Growers Association is organising an even bigger event on Tuesday 16 July 2019. The…

Event: VBT, LAVA and KDT

Photo report: Climate change and its influence on the fruit and vegetable production

On Tuesday, 28 May, VBT, LAVA and KDT organised the event ‘Climate change and its influence on the fruit and vegetable production’ in Salons De Waerboom in Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium. Writer and teacher of history and climate Pieter Boussemaere was invited to talk about climate change and its…

23 & 24 May 2019 in Warsaw

Seminar for international study group on kiwi berries

On 23 and 24 May, the international study group for the kiwi berry came together in Warsaw, Poland, at the campus of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW. It was the tenth edition of an intense two-day gathering, during which the international study group gathers in a host country to exchange…

Hort Connections 2019

Using scalable digital technology to transform food and farming practices

The Yield is an Australian agricultural technology company on a mission to transform food and farming practices with scalable digital technology. The Yield uses Internet of Things (IoT), data science and artificial intelligence (AI) to power its technology being used to solve real challenges at farm…

Photo report general meeting GroentenFruit Huis

Fruit and vegetable traders consider impact of politics and climate on trade during general meeting

“It’s a beautiful day and we’re at a beautiful location, but I don’t have a positive story for you.” At least the traders present during the general meeting of GroentenFruit Huis at Kasteel De Hooge Vuursche, the Netherlands, were warned. Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute held a presentation on…

Photo report: 2019 Mushroom Days

The 2019 Mushrooms Days were held from 22 to 24 May. This is the 35th edition of this trade show. It was held in the Brabant Halls in ’s Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. Today was the last day of this trade fair. Mushroom market The Netherlands is known as one of the largest players in the global mushroom industry. This European…

International fair of intensive production and the auxiliary industry

Spain: Excitement at opening of third edition of Infoagro Exhibition

The third edition of the international fair of intensive production and the auxiliary industry, held in Almeria, was inaugurated on Wednesday by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, along with Gabriel Amat, mayor of Roquetas de Mar (municipality that hosts the event), Javier…

Growers celebrate British Tomato Fortnight

"Working together makes us more productive"

When it comes to their relations with retail and market agreements, the UK tomato growers play their own game. But when it comes to threats for the industry, or representing the industry, they know where to find each other. As a result, every year the British Tomato Fortnight is organized, putting this…

This fungus' global threat is the main concern of the sector

The International Banana Congress will revolve around Fusarium

The Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Race 4 Tropical fungus constitutes a global threat in the cultivation of bananas. It develops in the ground, where it remains for a long time and spreads very easily. So far there is no chemical or biological method to eliminate the race 4 fungus, which is currently…

Australian Mango Conference photo report

Members of the Australian Mango industry were in Darwin last week for the 12th biennial Mango Conference. FreshPlaza attended the three-day event, which featured a range of presentations from growers, exporters, government departments, wholesalers, research scientists and mango marketers. Click here for…

Freshfel Europe’s 2019 Annual Event to focus on building opportunities for fresh produce

Freshfel Europe is holding its 2019 Annual Event in connection with The London Produce Show and Conference on 5-6 June in London, UK. With the Annual Event programme now…

Overview of changes at United Fresh Show

More ways to network this year

More ways to connect. That’s ultimately the key theme behind some of the many changes being unveiled at this year’s United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo. The changes came about after the show runners recognized that participants and visitors wanted more—and better ways—to network at the annual trade show. “It’s a great show…

expoSE and expoDirect: 20 and 21 November 2019 at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Center

275 exhibitors already registered for the two events

Around six months before the trade fair starts, 275 companies have already registered for trade fair duo "expoSE - the European Leading Trade Fair for Asparagus and Berry Production" and "expoDirekt - Germany's largest trade fair for direct agricultural marketing". Overall, the Association of South…

130 countries taking part, 16% more than in the 2018 edition

More international participation at Fruit Attraction 2019

The Fruit Attraction horticultural fair, organized by Feria de Madrid (IFEMA) and the Spanish Federation of Associations of Producers and Exporters of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Live Plants (FEPEX), will hold its 11th edition from Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th October . This edition will be held…

Freskon 2019: Fifth year of success

More than 4000 visitors attended during the three days of the fifth Freskon trade fair, which was organized once again this year by TIF-Helexpo. The fifth Freskon Trade Fair was a complete success, proving that it has become established as the meeting and reference point for entrepreneurs from the…

Preparations for HortEx Vietnam 2020 already in full swing

Just two months after having successfully concluded the second edition of HortEx Vietnam the organisers are already focusing on the 3rd edition which will take place from 26-28 February 2020 and which will once again take place at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City.…

June 5-8

Brazil: 3rd edition of Delfinópolis Banana Fair

The Banana Fair is organized by the Association of Banana Producers of Delfinópolis - ADELBA, Emater-MG and SEBRAE,. The program includes lectures, field day, round tables and exhibition of machines, equipment and supplies. At the fair, the Banana Collective Brand of the region will also be launched,…

Photo report TuttoFood

The seventh edition of TuttoFood, an international event held in Milan and dedicated to the worlds of agriculture and high-quality food, ended on May 9th 2019. Click here for the photo report 82,551 operators attended - 21% foreigners from 143 countries with 12 new entries (from Central America, the Middle East and North…

1,300 kilos of cherries stolen in Badajoz have been seized

The Local Police of Badajoz has seized 1,300 kilos of cherries from a street vendor, as the fruit's origin wasn't documented by the man, who selling them illegally. Suspecting…

Photo report: Macfrut 2019

Macfrut 2019 has only just ended and the staff at Cesena Fiera, headed by Renzo Piraccini, is already thinking about the 2020 edition, which will be held on 5th-7th May and will focus on tomatoes. Click here for the photo gallery! After a slower first day, visitors as usual peaked on the second day and, despite many leaving on…

Agroponiente and Rijk Zwaan organize an event about tomatoes in Europe

The seed trading company Rijk Zwaan and Grupo Agroponiente have organized an event under the title 'How to face the current trends of tomatoes in Europe', which has brought together a number of tomato growing specialists. The main goal is to analyze the product's situation in the continent's main…

Application of microorganisms in agriculture

Spain: More than 30 experts to meet at Microbioma

The 1st International Forum on Microorganisms, Microbioma, will be held at the El Batel Auditorium in Cartagena on May 29 and 30, 2019. More than 30 experts will present all…

Retailers and industry leaders to speak at Fresh Connections: Mexico

Former astronaut José Hernández is the featured speaker at Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Connections: Mexico scheduled May 29-30 at the Hotel Hard Rock in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He will be joined by retailers from Walmart Mexico, H-E-B Mexico and Super del Norte who will share…

Event to be live streamed on website

Fundecitrus announces orange crop forecast for the 2019-2020 season

Fundecitrus will announce the orange crop forecast for the 2019-2020 season and the update on the citrus planted area of the Sao Paulo and West-Southwest of Minas Gerais citrus belt on May 10th, at 10 am (BRT, GMT -3:00), at an event at the institution's headquarters and with live streaming on the site.…

Event will take place on 29 and 30 October

Third edition of International Asparagus Days takes place in Angers

International Asparagus Days, part three. The third edition of the international asparagus trade fair will be held in Angers, France, on 29 and 30 October 2019. This event is the result of a partnership between Cesena Fiera and Christian Befve, one of the world's leading asparagus experts, in…

Saint-Charles International on Medfel:

"Slight decrease in number of participants, number of French and international visitors remained high"

The Medfel Exhibition took place from 24th to 26th April 2019 at the Exhibition Centre of Perpignan. Saint-Charles Export, the biggest delegation service at the exhibition, was present with 53 companies, over a surface area of 426 m², including a collective area and individual stands. The Occitanie…

Chef Michael Stebner to speak at United Fresh 2019

Michael Stebner, Director of Culinary at sweetgreen, a Los Angeles based quick serve restaurant, will present his culinary perspectives on Tuesday, June 11 during the annual United Fresh Convention & Expo in Chicago. Founded in 2006, the company believes that the choices we make about what we eat,…

Interpera will take place in Tours, France from 25 to 27 June 2019

Interpera, the International Pear Congress, has been organised every year since 2009 by AREFLH (Assembly of European Regions Producing Fruit, Vegetables and Ornamental Plants)…

Qingdao, China - September 19th - 21st, 2019

Horti China exhibition further strengthens cooperation with Dutch delegation

Horti China will take place in the Qingdao World Expo City Hall N4 and Hall N5 on September 19th to 21st, 2019. The conference is expected to cover an area of 20,000 square…

France: The future of plums

The General Assembly of the Association of National Plum Organizations (AOPn Prune) was held in Moissac (France) last week. The focus was on the 2019 campaign, which promises to be a good one for the…

Exhibitor registration now open for Organic Grower Summit 2019

Exhibitor booth registration is now open for the Organic Grower Summit (OGS), slated for December 4-5, 2019, in Monterey, California. Organic supply chain partners and service…

Hort360 at Bundaberg AgForum

Growcom is encouraging horticulture growers in the Wide Bay-Burnett region to come along to the 2019 AgForum in Bundaberg on Friday, 10 May. The AgForum will showcase innovative agribusinesses,…

Main speakers for Europatat 2019 confirmed

On 13 June 2019, under the slogan “The timeless potato: A dynamic and innovative food”, the Europatat Congress will explore the potential for innovation within the sector now…

Export of Vietnamese fruits faces several technical barriers

Exports of fruits in Vietnam have continuously grown, reaching US$3.8 billion in 2018 and aiming at $4.5 billion by 2020. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural…

Italy: Results of the Citrus fruit Contact Group of the Mixed Fruit and Vegetable Committee

The Citrus fruit Contact Group of the Mixed Fruit and Vegetable Committee France-Italy-Portugal-Spain, in which Portugal participated for the first time, held its annual meeting on 25 April 2019 in San Giuliano, Corsica. The representatives of the four countries, which together make up the majority of…

“We’re putting banana growers front and centre at this year’s Congress”

Banana growers from across Australia will descend on the Gold Coast in less than a month for the industry’s premier biennial event. The 2019 Australian Banana Industry…

Photo report: MedFEL 2019

The 11th edition of MedFEL in Perpignan, which took place from the 24th to the 26th of April, was an opportunity for 200 exhibitors to introduce themselves. The fair was centered around debates on the future of the fruit and vegetable sector, with topics like “which place for superfruits in the industry?” or “Fruits and…

Last 50 places available

300 people from 8 countries heading for International Avocado Seminar in Seville

The first International Avocado Seminar, which will be held in Seville and is organized by AGQ Labs, will be, no doubt, a success. The organization expects to close the enrolment in the coming days, since more than 80% of the available places have been covered one month after the opening of inscriptions.…

UJ Agri-Gurus to explore African Conference on Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture

iZindaba Zokudla (Conversations about Food) - a multi-stakeholder engagement research project, led by Dr Naudé Malan of the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies…

FBIC 2019

Jiuye SCM keeping it cool with 'One-Stop' fresh supply chain management system

Jiuye Supply Chain Management, a fresh supply chain provider in China, joined the 2019 Global Food & Beverage Innovation Conference from April 10 to 12 in Shanghai. Keynote speaker, Zhang Bing, CEO of Jiuye SCM, attended the event's CEO Club industry forum to discuss the challenges faced by…

The future of agro-logistics, Rotterdam Food Cluster

Blockchain, cooperation and sustainability in the logistics of the future

Blockchain, traceability, food supply chain and loading configuration: these are just some of the terms mentioned during ‘The Future of Agro-Logistics’ in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, recently. Various parties and organisations came here to present their solutions and novelties for logistics in the fresh…

AU: Inaugural National Banana Day to champion industry

Australians love bananas. We eat them at breakfast, drink them in smoothies, pack them in lunchboxes, and we even sing jingles about how they make our bodies sing. So it is fitting that an entire calendar day has been dedicated to celebrate the much loved Aussie favourite. Wednesday, May 1, has been…

Table grape growers using inventiveness to fight fruit fly

Sunraysia table grape grower Peter Argiro has built a new spray rig to apply bait sprays that will reduce his pest management costs in reducing fruit fly at his family vineyard. “We have 100 hectares of vines here in Merbein. To bait the whole area, we needed a much faster and much more economical way of…

Educational sessions

International organic produce supply and trends discussed at Organic Produce Summit

A pair of educational sessions related to the burgeoning growth of organic production and sales from a global perspective await attendees at the fourth annual Organic Produce Summit, this coming July in Monterey, CA. Sponsored by Robinson Fresh, the two sessions will explore how international organic…

Smoothies you can eat with a spoon unveiled

Dole Packaged Foods, LLC unveiled its latest product offering: Dole Spoonable Smoothies™. Available at select grocers starting this spring, these smoothie bowls are launching in two new flavors: Dole Whip Spoonable Smoothies™ Pineapple Banana and Dole Spoonable Smoothies™ Strawberry Banana. Designed to…

International Asparagus Days to be held at the end of October in Angers

With 2,000 tons per year grown on 300 ha, the Maine-et-Loire department is the 3rd largest producer in France, after the Landes (3,300 t, 600 ha) and the Gard (2,100 t, 420…

Photo Report: Freskon 2019

From the 11th until the 13th of April, Thessaloniki was the host to the trade fair of Freskon. The Greek exhibition is a great opportunity for the companies who can not attend Fruit Logistica or Fruit Attraction, to still get their produce and brands out there. Potential buyers who are based close to Greece also seize the…

Registration for Prognosfruit 2019 has opened

As of now registrations for the 2019 edition of Prognosfruit are open. This year the Prognosfruit Conference will take place from 7-9 August 2019 in Alden Biesen, Belgium,…

Freskon 2019: Slow start proves useful for networking

The first day of Freskon has gone by and for the exhibitors it was a great success. Although the trade fair is smaller in size than the giant exhibitions in Berlin and Madrid, the traders felt Freskon is a great opportunity to meet up with existing clients that are based closer to Greece. According to…

Infoagro Exhibition is already 98% full

In a little over a month, the third edition of Infoagro Exhibition will open its doors. This fair, devoted to intensive production and the auxiliary industry, will be held in…

Greece: 5th edition of Freskon opens today

Freskon, the 5th International Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Trade Show opened today, with 215 direct and indirect exhibitors from 16 countries, in comparison to 191 of the previous event, and 205 hosted buyers from 35 countries, of whom 130 are individual hosted buyers from 33 countries and 75 are hosted…

Symposium on plant-based nutrition to be held in Los Angeles

Wonderful® Pistachios announced it will host the first Plant-Based Nutrition Leadership Symposium™ April 15-16, 2019 in Los Angeles. The event is a two-day immersion into…

China Fruit Logistica postponed until 2020

The organisational team behind China Fruit Logistica has announced it would be postponing to 2020. The event needs more time to position itself as the leading…

Sunset® wins Best Organic Product at CPMA

Sunset ® Organic Angel Sweet® has won the Best Organic Product Award at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association Convention and Tradeshow in Montreal, Canada. Showcased in Sunset’s new backyard-compostable packaging, organic Angel Sweet® was one of 53 products to compete in the New product Showcase,…

Organic Produce Summit

Panelists confirmed for Retailer roundtable at OPS

Fresh produce leaders from three of the nations’ most progressive retail and on-line grocery operations have been confirmed as panellists for the Retailer Roundtable at the fourth annual The Organic Produce Summit, on July 10-11 in Monterey, Ca. The Retailer Roundtable will feature panellists Don…

Berry-themed Chef Invitational encouraging submissions

California Giant Berry Farms is one month away from selecting their chef finalists to compete in the 2nd annual Chef Invitational held at Tehama Golf Club in Monterey, Ca. Submissions are due May 1, 2019 while finalists will be announced May 10, 2019. This year, along with asking chefs to bring their…

PMA seminar to address the present and future of sustainability in the Chilean fruit industry

The Present and Future of Sustainability in the Chilean Fruit Industry will be the main theme of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) seminar on Wednesday, April 3. According to Andres Rodriguez, representative of PMA in Chile, consumers in Chile and the world "... are demanding sustainable and…

Fifth annual Viva Fresh kicks off with wholesale produce market tour

The fifth annual Viva Fresh Produce Expo will kick off on Thursday, April 25th with an opportunity for growers, wholesalers and distributors to tour the San Antonio Wholesale Produce Market (SAWPM). The SAWPM is a key unified wholesale center for fresh produce and related industries. The SAWPM facility…

Peru becomes first Asia Fruit Logistica partner country

Peru is the inaugural partner country for Asia Fruit Logistica 2019, taking place on 4-6 September in Hong Kong. “I am delighted that Peru will become our first-ever partner…

Organic whole cranberries launched

Up until the 1960s, cranberries were harvested by hand, a tiresome and inefficient process. Fortunately, someone realised that the air cavities in the berries could be used to the farmer’s advantage. Water picking is now the preferred method for harvesting cranberries. The farmer’s skill then enables…

Beijing to host international course on post-harvest management and preservation technology in April

The foremost agricultural countries in the world all place an emphasis on such key issues as storage, preservation, and processing in the development of their agricultural…

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Fruits from Chile to launch social network at CPMA's Conference and Trade Fair

The Chilean export fruit industry, grouped under the Fruits From Chile brand, is getting ready to participate in the Conference and Trade Fair of the CPMA (Canadian Produce Marketing Association), where it will showcase the best of its export offer, and its representatives will have the opportunity to…


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