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Plenty of chances and opportunities in Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

On Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 December, two seminars took place on the initiative of the Agricultural Board of the Dutch Embassy in Moscow, which shed light on the chances and opportunities of the agricultural and food sector in Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Additionally, experiences of doing…

China: Special agricultural products compete at the "Winter Fair" in Hainan

From December 12 to 16, the 2018 China (Hainan) International Tropical Agricultural Products Winter Fair is taking place at the Hainan International Convention and Exhibition Center. Special agricultural products from all over the world were unveiled at the "Winter Fair" for the citizens who came to visit. 40 agricultural enterprises and…

China: "Double 12" sees more than 2 million businesses participate in offline sales

If "Double 11" [November 11th] is the holiday of new retail, then "Double 12" [December 12th) is the holiday of urban activities. Offline sales go viral throughout China on…

Colombia: Clonal innovation and development projects in banana crops

Meristemos Colombia SAS and Rahan Meristem, in partnership with the Banana Association of Magdalena and La Guajira - ASBAMA, held the "Clonal and in-crops innovation and development projects to face the new threats and challenges of banana cultivation" conference. The goal of the event was to provide…

China Green Food Expo held in Xiamen

From December 7th to 9th, the 19th China Green Food Expo and the 12th China International Organic Food Expo were both held at the Xiamen International Convention and Exhibition Center. Citizens and merchants visited the exhibition hall to taste the green food of various provinces and cities. The China Green Expo is co-sponsored by…

Bookings open for Asia Fruit Logistica

It’s the place to meet top-quality buyers from across Asia, it’s the region’s premier information hub covering all the latest trends and technologies, and it’s back in Hong…

Smurfit Kappa secures Argentinian awards for sustainable packaging

Smurfit Kappa has been recognized in two categories at the Estrella del Sur Awards in Argentina. The packaging leader’s innovative bulk tray for blueberries triumphed in both…

New European agent for Wizard Manufacturing

Milbor PMC, a European distributor of WECO Sorting has announced this year the partnership with the American producer of cleaning and hulling lines for walnuts, hazelnuts and pecans - Wizard Manufacturing. For almost 80 years Wizard Manufacturing has been designing and building premium hulling, cleaning and drying…

7th Edition of Ukrainian exhibition:

IQF-specialist announces presence during Fresh Business Expo

As the 7th edition of the Fresh Business Expo in Ukraine is approaching, OctoFrost is announcing its presence at the event, inviting all fruits and vegetables processors to…

December 11-12

"First International Avocado Congress" in Peru

This year, ProHass will organize the First International Avocado Congress in Peru, a technical and scientific event that will showcase the main advances and updates to improve…

Photo report: Interpom | Primeurs three days themed around the potato chain

From last Sunday, 25 November, until Tuesday, 27 November, the 19th edition of the Interpom | Primeurs was held at the Xpo in Kortrijk, Belgium. There were 328 exhibitors from 15 different countries at this trade show. It was also visited by 19.508 people from 49 different countries. The fair is aimed at…

COP24 starting next week:

Global food systems are failing humanity and speeding up climate change

The current approach to food, nutrition, agriculture, and the environment is unsustainable and must change. There is no time to waste, say the 130 national academies of…

Besana strengthens its presence in China

The 2018 edition of Mac Fruit Attraction China, which was held in Shanghai from 21 to 23 November, has just ended. Also present at the event was the Besana Group, who this year has participated in three exhibitions in the country of the Dragon: in addition to the Eastern edition of Macfrut, Besana was…

Retailer and buying organization registration now open for Organic Produce Summit 2019

Retailer and buying organization registration for the fourth annual Organic Produce Summit is now open on the event’s website. Qualified individuals from retail or buying…

December 4-6, Kyiv

"More than 100 exhibitors to participate at Fresh Business Expo Ukraine"

From 4-6 December 2018 the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kyiv will host the 7th edition of Fresh Business Expo; the only trade event in Ukraine that exclusively targets the complete chain of fresh produce. The exhibition has been organized since 2011. Every year the exhibition gathers a great number of…

ICOP 2018

“Don’t work together for subsidies but for a better future”

Working together because it results in European subsidies isn’t fertile ground; this became apparent at the 13th ICOP congress. However, working together because it’ll be better for growers in the end, is one way to professionalise and face future challenges. The Netherlands was the host country for the…

Philippe Appeltans, BelOrta

"Using subsidies to increase production is not the way to go"

"Using subsidies to increase production is not the way to go," says Philippe Appeltans of BelOrta. He was addressing delegates at ICOP 2018. This is the European Producers' Organizations (PO's) annual congress. Environmental organizations are putting increasing pressure on growers to be (more)…

Festive opening of Interpom Primeurs during Belgapom party

Last Saturday Belgapom held the biennial Belgapom party the night before the Interpom Primeurs. The party was held in one of the Xpo halls in Kortrijk, where Interpom Primeurs started on Sunday. Various stallholders and their families from throughout the potato sector were present at the party. They were…

Colombia: Augura will participate in the World Banana Forum

The president of the Association the Producers of Bananas of Colombia (Augura), Juan Camilo Restrepo Gomez, will participate in the fifteenth version of the World Banana Forum. The event will be held on November 28 and 29 at the facilities of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in…

Beijing Tianjin Hebei Trade forum

China: Opening of 2018 Damei Jinghai

The people's government of Jinghai District in Tianjin City, Shenzhen Agricultural Product Group Co., Ltd., Tianjin Development and Reform Commission, Tianjin Chamber of…

The Dominican Republic's National Pineapple Fair will focus on exports

Currently, the Dominican Republic has more than 7,545 hectares cultivated with pineapple crops in different areas, which produce more than 200 million units of pineapples, and exports amount to more than 10 million dollars. These data were provided by the National Confederation of Agricultural Producers (CONFENAGRO), an…

Fresh fruit booths still busy

Horti China 2018: Quiet last day

Today was the last day of Horti China 2018 and things were a bit quieter than on previous days, but there was still a buzz around the booths selling fruit or vegetable products. The Taiwanese booth was especially busy right up until the end of the day. Today the fair ended a bit earlier, at around three o’clock, when most…

More new companies joining Horti China

The morning started with morning tea in some Chinese booths, which they supplied themselves. A company from Hainan also sold their own tea in their booth. Horti China welcomed many foreign companies but also a lot of Chinese companies. The way of doing business in China has much more a feeling of…

Lisa Cork - Fresh Produce Marketing

"Omni-channel retail is bad for produce brands ... currently"

A leading brand strategist believes fresh produce cannot be treated in the same way as Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) if it is going to be successful in the online world. "I am of the philosophy that we have to crack the code here, but we won't crack the produce code, by treating it as a CPG," Fresh Produce Marketing Owner…

Rand Waddoups - Walmart

Customers value time just as much as money

One of the key themes driving growth in Walmart's omni-channel strategy, is that customers value time just as much as money when it comes to making purchases. Senior Director Omnichannel, Rand Waddoups says the company is no longer just a 'bricks and mortar' or just an E-commerce store - but they have to be both.…

Busy first day at Horti China 2018

Horti China 2018 kicked off with a very busy first day. The exhibition is divided in two different parts. One part is Horti Tech, which consists of greenhouses, agricultural high-tech and agricultural equipment companies. The other part is Horti Fresh, which consists of different fruit and vegetables…

Missed Interpoma 2018? Have a look at our photo gallery.

20,000 visitors from over 70 different countries, 489 exhibitors from 24 countries and 150 journalists from all over the world attended Interpoma during the three days of the fair. All the photos can only be found on FreshPlaza! Have a look at our photo gallery! Interpoma is the event dedicated to the cultivation, storage and commercialization of apples that…

More attention should be focused on final consumers

"I'm discovering the world of apples and the entire universe of fresh produce more and more and I am fascinated by it, I think they have an incredible strength," reports Paolo Gerevini,  Melinda  general director, in an interview to FreshPlaza at Interpoma 2018.  He was appointed director a couple of years ago and previously worked for…

Official opening for Horti China - Exposition of modern equipment for specialized horticultural industry

Horti China takes place between November 21st and 23rd, 2018, in the National Conference Center (Shanghai). Horti China is a global, B2B, specialized exposition for fruit and…

General overview of Beijing International FVF

The Beijing International Fruit and Vegetable Fair took place last week. The first two days were the most interesting, when a lot of lectures and forums were organized. Overall the number of visitors was greater on the second and third days. Click here for the full photo report.   Most of the foreign companies have been coming here for a few years already,…

March 13-15, Ho Chi Minh City

"HortEx Vietnam 2019 floor plan already more than 80% filled"

The first edition of HortEx Vietnam was launched from 14-16 March 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City. Based on this launch and growing interest in the Vietnamese and South East Asian market the organisers aimed to double the exhibition in terms of size for 2019. At present the organisers are very pleased to see that more than…

Speakers announced for UK Brassica and Leafy Salad Conference

As well as separate technical sessions for brassicas and leafy salads, next January’s UK Brassica and Leafy Salad Conference will feature speakers addressing crucial issues…

Loren Zhou - Fruit Day

Significant shift to retailers partnering with major internet players for fresh deliveries

Every year there is something new and innovative in the Chinese produce and E-commerce markets, making it an exciting place for retail, according to Loren Zhao, co-founder of Chinese company Fruitday, speaking at last week's Amsterdam Produce Summit.. The business started 10 years ago, and Loren Zhao told the Amsterdam…

Beijing FVF 2018: Cooperation in export and sharing knowledge

Last week from Friday till Sunday the China International Fruit and Vegetable Fair took place in Beijing. It was quite busy, visitors and companies from all over China and beyond came to participate. The fair was divided in three different parts; the first consisted of foreign companies; the second Chinese companies and the third part…

Frictionless and seamless integration of online and offline retail to complement each other

Fresh food is a gateway to online commerce

At this year’s edition of the Amsterdam Fresh Produce Summit, Stéphane Roger of Kantar Worldpanel discussed FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods), with particular reference to…

The National Fresh Congress

Fresh products' role in e-commerce, perception and convenience

The National Fresh Congress was recently held in the Netherlands. This year, the focus was on the role of fresh products in e-commerce, perception, and convenience. Fresh products remain the anchor point for many developments. The fresh fruit and vegetable sector is an important category within the fresh…

Chile to host PMA Fresh Connections in January

Chile will once again host the Produce Marketing Association's (PMA) Fresh Connections, a major event that will bring together the world's leading executives of the fruit and vegetable industry, on January 16, 2019. In addition, for the first time in its history, the PMA will hold its Board Meeting…

Corporate Leadership Award goes towards the company from New Zealand

Seeka takes a win at Tauranga Business Awards 2018

Seeka has won the Corporate Leadership Award 2018 for outstanding contribution to the local economy it operates in. The gala dinner held earlier this month awarded Seeka for the company’s economic impact, employment scale, investment in the area and community involvement. Michael Franks, Seeka’s CEO is appreciative of…

Photo report Amsterdam Produce Summit 2018

This week the Amsterdam Produce Summit took place with a focus on Omni-channel retail, in between the speakers there was plenty of time for networking and to take some photos! Click here for the photo report During his presentation Stéphane Roger of Kantar Worldpanel pointed to fresh food's low share in online trading, but its importance to ecommerce will increase…

New format for Amsterdam Produce Show

"China way ahead of the west in omni-channel retail"

Yesterday was conference day at the Amsterdam Produce Summit. The whole format of the event changed this year, from a trade show to a conference. The theme was Retail Strategies : Seizing Success in the Omni-Channel Future. According to Lisa Cork from Fresh Produce Marketing, omni-channel is already here and suppliers and retailers…

The Philippines exceed sales target in China’s first import expo

Philippine companies sold $124 million worth of sales in China’s first import expo, hitting twice the target earlier set by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). In a statement issued on Monday, DTI noted that it had exceeded its $50 million target sales at the first China International Import Expo…

Unique varietes of potatoes shown at Agrico

“This is my 30th season at Agrico, but I have never experienced something like this.” That is how yesterday, Thursday 8 November, Jan van Hoogen opened the annual varieties and seedlings presentation at the Agrico Research's breeding and research station in Bant. The Managing Director of Agrico was…

Greece, Italy and US big winners at SIAL Innovation 2018 Awards

No fewer than 2,355 applications were submitted for this 2018 edition. After an initial selection, made by XTC world innovation, 801 finalists were selected in 3 categories:…

Guest speakers for California Melon Research Symposium announced

The California Melon Research Board is pleased to announce their list of guest speakers for the 2019 Melon Research Symposium, to be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in San…

Next edition is scheduled for 22 to 24 October 2019

Fruit Attraction 2018 welcomed a record number of visitors

Fruit Attraction 2018 has closed the doors of its 10th edition with participation by 81,235 professionals from 122 countries, representing a growth of 19% on last year. This…

Viva Fresh is open for registration

Hosted by the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA), the fifth annual Viva Fresh Produce Expo is open for retail, foodservice and attendee registration at www.VivaFreshExpo.com . Mark your calendar for April 25-27, 2019, when the expo returns to the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in San Antonio. Viva Fresh…

Program for 11th edition of Interpoma released

Interpoma 2018 is fast approaching and promises to offer plenty of content and innovation, all in the context of a general increase in European apple production compared to 2017 (12.5 million tonnes according to the latest forecasts by the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA), reformulated compared to…

April 2019

Getting ready for the International Sustainable Irrigation Expo

The goal of the International Sustainable Irrigation Expo is to exhibit technology and services that seek to take advantage of water resources in order to promote and maintain sustainable production processes in the country. The second edition will take place from April 3 to 5, 2019 at the Congress…

Press release:

First BioFruit Congress attracts attendance of more than 400

Within the context of double digit market growth and the new European organic laws, leading experts and retail buyers came together to discuss the future of the organic produce market under the banner of the inaugural BioFruit Congress. Jointly organised by Eurofresh Distribution magazine and Fruit…

JBT to showcase health-focused additions at Gulfood Manufacturing 2018

JBT Corporation, a global leader in food and beverage processing solutions, will be highlighting its full portfolio for for food and beverage companies at this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing trade exhibition, with a particular emphasis on solutions that can make healthy living a more achievable goal, from…

November 21-23, Rotterdam

International Conference of Producer Organisations for fruit and vegetables comes to the Netherlands

This year’s International Conference of Producer Organisations (POs) for fruit and vegetables (ICOP 2018) will take place in the Dutch harbour town Rotterdam from November 21st to 23rd. Founder and organiser of the ICOP-platform is the Austrian consultancy gfa-consulting gmbh. This year’s co-organiser is…

Photo Report: Fruit Attraction 2018

From the 23rd to the 25th of October Madrid was filled with visitors for Fruit Attraction 2018. Exhibitors showed their goods in 10 halls across the fair. Every year the number of visitors, exhibitors and halls grows. Although the event hasn't reached Berlin numbers and size yet, exhibitors can feel this…

First International Berry Seminar in Mexico

Biobest Mexico was proud to celebrate the First International Berry seminar in the state of Jalisco, right in the heart of this rapidly growing sector of Mexican horticulture. It is a region with more than 6000 hectares of berries, that houses the largest international companies - including Driscoll and…

Fruit Attraction's second day was busy with high quality visitors

As expected, the second day of the Fruit Attraction trade fair had even more visitors than the first. According to exhibitors, the quality of visitors to this second day was high and the atmosphere was good. The aisles quickly became crowded. In the stands, good conversations were being held from early…

Busy first day at Fruit Attraction

Yesterday, on Fruit Attraction's first day, it was already pretty busy. Over the last ten years, this trade show has evolved from a Spanish producer's fair into an international trade event. Many exhibitors find the friendly atmosphere and the show's timing, just before the winter, to be a breath of…

November 21-23, Rotterdam

International Conference of Producer Organisations for fruit and vegetables comes to the Netherlands

This year’s International Conference of Producer Organisations (POs) for fruit and vegetables (ICOP 2018) will take place in the Dutch harbour town Rotterdam from November 21st to 23rd. Founder and organiser of the ICOP-platform is the Austrian consultancy gfa-consulting gmbh. This year’s co-organiser is…

AgroFresh

Company exhibits a range of insight-driven produce freshness solutions

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. a global leader in produce freshness solutions, will be at Fruit Attraction in Madrid on October 23-25 to showcase the company’s latest innovations,…

Off-season supply to be showcased at Fresh Produce Southern Hemisphere

Companies and institutions from nine countries of the southern hemisphere will showcase their horticultural supply jointly in a Fruit Attraction space. The goal of the initiative is to highlight the complementarity between the crops of both hemispheres. In "Fresh Produce Southern Hemisphere", which will be located…

InterFresh hosted visitors from 23 countries

The InterFresh, Fresh Vegetable, Fruit, Storage, Packaging and Logistics Exhibition which was organized in Antalya/Turkey between the dates 17th -20th October, hosted international visitors from 23 different countries. InterFresh, organized over 11.000 sqm with more than 100 exhibitors attracted the intense interest of international visitors…

"Companies choose Fruit Attraction to present their innovations to the world"

"More and more companies are choosing Fruit Attraction to present their innovations to the world," said the director of this fair, Raúl Calleja, a few days before the start of its tenth edition. The event, which will be held again at Ifema from October 23 to 25, "has grown at a rate of between 15 and 16% since its…

FreshPlaza launches French edition

For our French-speaking readers, Uitgeverij Boekhout launches  www.freshplaza.fr . In this brand-new edition, the editors will keep readers up to date about the fruit and vegetable…

Programme fourth EU Fresh Info Forum

Focus on impact of technology ‘tsunami’ on fresh produce sector

In the week of 28, 29 and 30 November, the EU Fresh Info Forum will take place at the World Horti Center and the HortiVERSum. This year, focus is on the ‘tsunami’ of…

International Asparagus Days

Positive feedback, especially from foreign exhibitors, for the first Italian edition of the  International Asparagus Day . Around 2000 people visited the fair on 16th and 17th October 2018, 38% of which came from abroad. Almost half of the exhibitors came from abroad and especially from Germany, the Netherlands and France.  Click here for the photo…

Collaboration Agreement with two Catalan Nurseries for a number of new apple varieties

Consorzio Italiano Vivaisti in San Giuseppe di Comacchio will be attending the next trade fair, Fruit Attraction 2018 (Madrid, 23-25 October) for the first time with their own…

Poland: TSW 2019 is open for registration

The ninth edition of TSW Fruit and Vegetables Industry Fair will take place in Ptak Warsaw Expo in Poland on 9th and 10th January 2019. TSW is the biggest Fruit and Vegetables Industry Fair in Central and Eastern Europe, providing the most innovative and current knowledge and know-how in horticulture…

Painting to showcase 95-year-old produce icon

The Ball Design booth at the PMA Fresh Summit 2018 will take a unique approach to the company’s tradition of featuring an oil-painting portrait demonstration in the booth. This year the portrait will honor produce trailblazer Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan in celebration of her 95th birthday. "At the time of…

"Companies choose Fruit Attraction to present their innovations to the world"

"More and more companies are choosing Fruit Attraction to present their innovations to the world," said the director of this fair, Raúl Calleja, a few days before the start of its tenth edition. The event, which will be held again at Ifema from October 23 to 25, "has grown at a rate of between 15 and 16% since its…

Peru prepares for the International Blueberry Seminar

This year, the International Blueberry Seminar of Peru will be held on October 24 at the Casa Andina Premium hotel in Trujillo. The previous editions of the event were held in…

Organisers of HortEx Vietnam concluded 3 kick off meetings for coming 2019 edition

The series of kick-off meetings introducing HortEx Vietnam 2019, the 2nd International Exhibition and Conference for Horticultural and Floricultural Production and Processing Technology in Vietnam, took place from 16 to 18 October 2018 in Hanoi, Dalat and Ho Chi Minh City. The events were attended by delegates from many…

Africa’s first Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch Competition:

Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics from Nigeria crowned champion

A Nigerian business is celebrating after winning a competition involving some of the continent’s most exciting enterprises working to improve access to nutritious foods. Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics from Kwarah State was crowned champion of the first Africa edition of the Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch…

During Fruit Attraction in Madrid

Cydiance presents "Fresh 2 China" Program

Over the past few months, Cydiance has been devoted in the developing of Cydiance Book 2.0, which is probably the world’s only supply chain management platform designed especially for importers and exporters in the international fruit trading business. Cydiance C1/C1+ – PDF/CSV USB temperature data…

'Captain of Retail' Jorg Snoeck to speak at APS

Jorg Snoeck, renowned speaker in the Benelux on retail issues has joined The Amsterdam Produce Summit (APS) speaker line-up on November 13 at the Royal Tropical Institute…

Portugal Fresh takes 42 companies and organisations to Fruit Attraction in Madrid

Portuguese fruit and vegetable producers want to achieve €500 million in exports to Spain by 2019

For the 8th year running, Portugal Fresh – the Association for the Promotion of Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers from Portugal is going to take part in Fruit Attraction, one of…

Onions Australia 2018 Annual Conference and AGM coming up

The Onions Australia AGM and Conference is on in Ulverstone on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 October. There is an exciting program on offer including a not to be missed…

New season smoothie "Winter Magic" coming to Madrid

SanLucar will exhibit at the Fruit Attraction fair in Madrid once again. This time, the company will present itself with a novelty: The seasonal smoothie “Winter Magic”. Two years ago, the premium brand for fruits and vegetables launched the new product line consisting of smoothies and natural juices for the German…

FreshPlaza special Fruit Attraction edition available

From 23 to 25 October, in Madrid, the Fruit Attraction event will take place for the 10th time. On the occasion of this fair, Primeur, in collaboration with FreshPlaza, has once again released an edition in both Spanish and English. In addition to a selection of the best articles from 2017/2018, more…

DeltaTrak showcases FlashLink and FlashTrak products at CAMX 2018

DeltaTrak®, a leading innovator of cold chain management solutions, today announced it will feature its FlashLink -80°C In-Transit Data Logger and FlashTrak Telematics Out-Time Solution at CAMX Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (Booth BB55), at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas…

Adora returns to Fruit Attraction Madrid with big changes

Adora was one of last year’s star newcomers and, after a very successful 12 months, it’s returning to Fruit Attraction with some big changes. Adora is reinforced by Verdita's, a company…

Obeikan MDF takes its tenth anniversary celebrations to Madrid

The packaging company’s participation in the Packnet session kicks off  the first day of the International Fruit and Vegetable Fair in Madrid Valencia, 15 October 2018. The Spanish…

Dutch ripening technology expert will share most recent innovations at PMA Fresh Summit 2018

Interko to bring latest fruit ripening advances to the Americas

Interko, designer, manufacturer and installer of fresh fruit ripening technology, will present its latest cutting-edge advances during next week’s PMA Fresh Summit, taking…

Greek participation in Madrid three times larger than last year

Top Greek fruit and vegetable enterprises will be participating in ‘Fruit Attraction’, a large international trade fair to be held from 23 to 25 October 2018 in Madrid that…

Vegetable Summit 2018 came with three big announcements

Peas Please was delighted to hold the Vegetable Summit 2018 at City Hall on Monday 8th October. The Vegetable Summit 2018 marked the publication of the first Peas Please Progress report , which details action taken by Peas Please pledgers since they first committed to support veg intake a year ago, and…

Omni-channel retailing opens floodgates of produce marketing issues

Last week it was announced that branding and packaging expert Lisa Cork will take to the stage at this year's Amsterdam Produce Summit on November 13 at the KIT, Royal…

Interpoma 2018

The future of wholesale markets

A convention at Interpoma on 16th November 2018 will discuss the future of Italian wholesale markets - are there going to be fewer of them, working as a system and focusing on local high-quality products? "If we look at what's happening in Spain, France and Germany, we can see how there are only a few dozen markets and that they work together,…

Vachamon Awards 2018 attendee hopes to boost apple and pear imports in Thailand

Golden Bay Fruit, an apple grower-packer-exporter in the Southern Island of New Zealand attended the first edition of Vachamon Awards last 22nd September 2018, a new concept gathering the top 100 wholesalers in Thailand. GBF, via Julien Baumann – its SEA Business Development Manager, introduced new apple and pear…

Rosie Favela Cornelius wins this year's “Pillar of the FPAA” award

The produce season for Nogales is almost here. The Fresh Produce Association of the America’s also wants to remind people that it's time for the Association's Nogales Produce…

Opening of new markets and transport logistics

On Tuesday, October 23, the tenth edition of FRUIT ATTRACTION will hold a conference on The opening of new markets: bilateral negotiations and logistics, which is being organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, IFEMA, and FEPEX. The conference will address new opportunities in the…

Full list of Prestige Agri Awards regional winners announced

After months of criss-crossing the province, looking for the Western Cape’s best agri-workers, all 16 regional winners have now been chosen. The competition, sponsored by Shoprite since 2012, aims to recognise the hard work and dedication of the province’s agricultural workforce. The last seven awards…

Lasting white cauliflowers and increasing resistances at Syngenta on Open Days Open Field

"Once the foundation is right, it's about the refinement, the details"

On Wednesday, September 26, around noon, it was quite busy at the open days for open field vegetables at Syngenta in Wevershoof. The fields are full, but there is also time for lunch. There is Gina pepper soup, there is cauliflower to taste, there are some companies that show their systems, but above all…

New Zealand exporters invited to find out more about opportunities in the Gulf region

Kiwi horticultural exporters are invited to attend New Zealand Trade & Enterprise’s Gulf Opportunities Showcase being held in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and…

More than 21,000 are expected to attend Fresh Summit

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) expect that this year's Fresh Summit, which will be held in Orlando, Florida, from October 18 to 20, have a record number of exhibitors, visitors, and type of leadership. According to expectations, more than 21 thousand people will visit this year's version, 3,200 of which…

Registration now open for Southern Exposure 2019

At Southern Exposure 2019 the Southeastern Produce Council will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with the theme: Produce like it’s 1999. Registration is now open and this year’s event will take place March 7 to 9, 2019 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. According to the organization, this conference…

Once Upon a Farm co-founder and CEO

John Foraker confirmed as keynote speaker at Organic Grower Summit 2018

John Foraker, co-founder and CEO of Once Upon a Farm, has been announced as the keynote presenter at the Organic Grower Summit 2018, this coming December in Monterey, CA.…

Cuna de Platero announcing its bet on digital transformation and the 4.0 industry

The cooperative Cuna de Platero has reported that it will be announcing its bet on digital transformation and the 4.0 industry at the Fruit Attraction trade fair (23-25 October, Madrid). This is what its general director, Juan Báñez, has stated during Agrobank's "Innovation in the agricultural sector in…

Berry Growers Day at Nature's Pride

On Wednesday 26 September, Nature's Pride organised a Berry Growers Day especially for its berry growers. As an importer of berries and exotic fruit and vegetables, they attach great importance to looking to the future together with its growers and to inspire each other. This day gave us ample…


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