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December 10th-11th, 2019 in Toulouse, France:

FIRA brings together agricultural robotics

Although in full expansion mode, the robotics market for agriculture is still in its infancy. In the fields, few automated machines are currently sold and many of them are still in the test phase. This year, FIRA (International Forum of Agricultural Robotics) will take place in Toulouse on December 10th…

Exhibitors happy with the pleasant stream of visitors

expoSE / expoDirekt in Karlsruhe gaining importance for Eastern Europe

Most exhibitors are satisfied with the number of visitors to the first day of expoSE / expoDirekt. Some also confirm that the mood among present trade visitors and exhibitors is better this year. "Last year, the lousy harvest - both in soft fruits and asparagus - was clearly noticeable, and this year the…

Food issue broadcast “Eat, Drink, & Be Merry” to air Nov. 24th

“CBS Sunday Morning” is gearing up for “Eat, Drink, & Be Merry”— its annual food issue broadcast that has become an American tradition leading up to Thanksgiving. Scheduled to air Sunday November 24, 2019, the broadcast celebrates food and shares stories of food purveyors that have had a profound impact…

Viva Fresh Expo launches clean eating challenge

Viva Fresh is launching a health and wellness campaign that will continue until the 2020 Viva Fresh Expo on April 30 – May 2, 2020 at the JW Marriot Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas. Best-selling author, TV personality and physician, Dr. Ian Smith will lead a group of four produce industry…

China: Horticulture skills competition held at HZAU

The first university horticulture skills competition was held at HZAU with 63 contestants from 21 agriculture-related universities. It consists of three sessions on fruit trees, vegetables and ornamental horticulture, with the first two in HZAU and the last in Hebei Agricultural University. Initiated and…

Pre-registration open for new direct seafreight route for Mexico-Europe

The need for an Express SeaRoute from Mexico to North Europa has become larger each year, according to United Producers of Mexico (UPM). They have been on an active mission to…

3rd International Tomato Symposium held in Italy

During the 3rd International Tomato Symposium held in Comiso (RG), Sicily, Giuliano Bonaventura from Anicav explained that "the Italian tomato processing industry processes 4.8 million tons of produce coming from 64,500 hectares." The speakers' table "28,000 hectares are located in the center and south,…

Exclusive showing of "The Last Harvest" documentary at Organic Grower Summit

An exclusive showing of the award winning Driscoll’s documentary The Last Harvest, which shines light on the labor shortage and immigration reform, will be held at the upcoming Organic Grower Summit, followed by an open forum discussion among produce industry leaders.  Produced by Driscoll’s, in partnership with…

28th annual OPMA Gala shines a light on the Ontario produce industry

Four of the Ontario produce industry’s hardworking individuals were honoured on Friday night at the Ontario Produce Marketing Association’s (OPMA) 28th Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony. The OPMA Annual awards are presented to individuals or organizations whose efforts have made a significant impact on the…

On Friday 29 November at FuturPera

New market opportunities at the heart of the World Pear Forum

Italian and international were experts comparing notes on Friday 29 November, from 9.30 am, at the FuturPera World Pear Forum convention which will be focusing on a crucial subject for the sector: “Commercial prospects and new market opportunities”. A choice dictated by the supply chain’s need to find…

Serbia requires Italian technology

Around two hundred Serbian operators will take part in the next edition of Macfruit (Rimini, May 5th-7th 2020) and they have met with Luigi Bianchi (Cesena Fiera director) and Luciano Trentini.  "Serbia is located near Italy, so trade is only natural. We presented the fair to over fifty operators, but many more…

Indian Grape Forum 2019 to launch November 17th

India exported 2,46,133 tons of fresh grapes worth Rs. 2,335.24 crore ($334.79 million) in 2018-19. This growth is synchronized by the efforts of grape grower organizations…

Global Berry Congress returns to Rotterdam, Netherlands, in 2020

Global Berry Congress returns to Rotterdam on 30 March-1 April with a major focus on the future viability of soft fruit production, supply chains, distribution models and markets. Pictures from Global Berry Congress 2019. Despite standing out as one of the most prosperous categories in the fresh produce…

Belgian exhibitors and Zespri respond to their move to Hall 27 at Fruit Logistica 2020

Last Friday, 8 November, Fruit Logistica's organizers released a press statement. It confirms that Belgian exhibitors will be housed in the brand-new Hall 27 at the next Fruit Logistica. A few other international companies will move into the new hall too. What do Belgian stallholders think of this move?…

16th International Berlin Potato Evening: Registrations are in progress

Unique industry get-together for the potato industry on the eve of Fruit Logistica

On 4 February 2020, the German Potato Trade Association e.V. would like to welcome you to the 16th edition of the International Berlin Potato Evening in the Hilton Berlin, at the Gendarmenmarkt. Around 500 guests from home and abroad will use this unique industry meeting of the potato industry, on the eve…

Italian companies at the International Asparagus Days

Good feedback for the Italian businesses who attended the International Asparagus Days event held in France. A lot of people also took part in the technical visits to both Darbonne - Planasa in Bordeaux and Flouron d'Anjou et Frederic Poupard in Angers, where participants could see modern plants, trends…

Moldovan fruit producers take increased interest in the Middle East

Examining the volume of Moldovan fruits that have reached markets in the Middle East in recent years shows a trend of increased interest by Moldovan fruit producers and exporters to cater to these markets. In 2018, more than 1,000 tons of Moldovan apples reached countries in the Middle East, including…

Updated Field Spectrometer to be demonstrated at international conference

New tech will be the focus of US firm CID Bio-Science, Inc. at the 2019 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, a global gathering of scientists and researchers in the plant and environmental science community in November. The conference, Embracing the Digital Environment, is being organized by the American…

Fruit Logistica holds day devoted to fruit and vegetable transport in Algeciras

The Port Bahía de Algeciras, located in a geostrategic enclave, has positioned itself as the leader of the Mediterranean and the Spanish port system when it comes to the…

Growth of 12% over the previous year

Fruit Attraction most global edition so far

Fruit Attraction 2019, which was the 11th edition of the fair, came to an end after the participation of 89,390 professionals from 127 countries. This represented a growth of 12% over the previous year, making it the most global edition so far. A total of 1,770 companies from 58 countries participated,…

Sweet peppers handed out like candy at Fruit Attraction

From October 22nd to October 24th, Tribelli participated in Fruit Attraction together with the 7 European partners, Murgiverde, Agroiris, Vicasol, Granada La Palma, Sat Campos de Granada, Indasol and Fruca Marketing and, for the first time, it also had a space of its own. Tribelli put a special highlight…

Upcoming live webinar on uses of gas analysis in cold storage, ripening and food innovation

An exclusive live webinar, hosted by industry-leading Felix Instruments – Applied Food Science, will focus on the methods, real-world use cases and disruptive technologies used in the analysis of atmospheric gases to achieve peak fruit ripening and storage post-harvest. The webinar will be held at 2…

Sharon Olson to present during the education workshops

Food-focused youth marketing to be addressed at FreshStart Conference

Sharon Olson, Co-founder and Executive Director of Y-Pulse®, a food-focused youth marketing research firm dedicated to young consumer eating habits and trends, will present…

New fair to respond to new market trends

The markets are currently experiencing trends that are stimulating new business opportunities that demand a bespoke occasion for in-depth analysis and discussions for…

FreshPlaza Citrus Global Focus

Our November Global Focus is all about citrus. Global orange production for 2018/19 is forecast to surge by 6.3 million metric tons (tons) to 54.3 million, the highest level in 8 years, as favorable weather leads to larger crops in the United States and Brazil. China’s production is projected to be down slightly to 7.2 million…

Turkish horticultural industry rediscovers its potential

A couple of years ago the Turkish horticultural industry, a market with great potential, was hit severely by the Russian boycott and the ensuing political crisis. Since the relations with Russia stabilised again, export opportunities have returned. On top of that, both growers and suppliers found new…

Fruit and veg displays at Fruit Attraction

Here are some of the great displays by companies at Fruit Attraction: the introduction of the plastic-reducing, often cardboard packaging was prominent as well as some beautiful fruit carvings.Cardboard packaging as an alternative to plastic at Montosa Natural brandingGazpacho of mango and Avomix of avocado…

United Fresh to honor Emanuel Lazopoulos with Lifetime Achievement Award

United Fresh Produce Association will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Emanuel Lazopoulos, former Senior Vice President of Del Monte Fresh Produce, Inc., at the 2020…

Photo Report: Fruit Attraction 2019

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were all about the Fruit Attraction in Madrid. 1,800 exhibitors from 130 countries spread over eight halls were ready to present themselves to 90,0000 visitors. A new record for the event. Click here to see the Photo Report. Click here to see the Spanish and Latin American…

Fruit Attraction's second day: Busy, with many international visitors

As expected, the second day of the Fruit Attraction trade show was even busier than the first. The many international exhibitors were very pleased with the quality of the visitors. The dismal weather did nothing to dampen the atmosphere. And from the moment the doors opened at 09:30, the aisles were…

Half-day BrandStorm program on exhibiting success factors

Jefferson Davis (pictured, right), President of Competitive Edge, an exhibitor education, consulting and training firm, will present and facilitate the new Exhibitor Storm…

Good first day at Fruit Attraction trade show

The Fruit Attraction trade show kicked off in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday, 22 October. The entire first day was well-attended. Over more than ten years, this event has grown from a Spanish producers' fair. It is now an international event that is noted in every global fruit and vegetable trader's diary.…

Keynote speaker Rick Stein to give talk on Power of Produce at Fresh Produce Convention

The upcoming keynote speech from Rick Stein, Vice President of Fresh Foods, Food Marketing Institute, will focus on produce industry trends. Coming up this November, the Fresh…

Peruvian CEO was special guest at World Summit of Female Leadership

For her unyielding commitment to promoting gender equity and for her outstanding career, Rosario Bazán de Arangurí, Danper’s founder and CEO, was present as a special guest at…

World Pear Forum conventions to focus on brown spot disease and marmorated stink bug

Brown spot disease and the Marmorated stink bug are the main two phytosanitary problems that affect pear growing and will be at the heart of the technical conventions of the World Pear Forum, an important event that will be held at the same time as FuturPera 2019, at Ferrara Ferrara Fiere e Congressi…

Report 26th GFI General Assembly in Berlin

German fresh markets boost campaign for urban diversity

At the invitation of Fruchthof Berlin Verwaltungsgenossenschaft eG and Berliner Großmarkt GmbH, the annual general meeting of the Federal Association GFI German Fresh Markets took place from 26 to 27 September 2019 in the federal capital. The hosts welcomed around 25 representatives from wholesale and weekly…

Marc de Bruijn (Cultivar) has home ground advantage at Madrid trade show

"Our exotics are gaining an increasing foothold in Europe"

Many people from the Dutch fruit and vegetable sector will be leaving for the trade show in Madrid next week. However, Dutchman, Marc de Bruijn, has a real home ground advantage. Marc used to work at Origin Fruit Direct and FruitFactor in the Netherlands. He has worked and lived in Spain for five years…

More than 600 participants expected at the Morocco Berry Conference

The Morocco Berry Conference (MBC) will be held in Agadir on December 5th. The red fruit professionals from Morocco and abroad will come together in order to make contacts and…

Tomra Food, Compac and BBC Technologies show new sorting solutions in Anaheim

Tomra exhibits the TOMRA 5A, its avant-garde model for potato sorting. Compac’s new UltraView inspection module maximizes Spectrim’s grading performance. And BBC Technologies introduces LUCAi™ software, bringing sophisticated artificial intelligence to fresh blueberry sorting. Tomra Food has a strong…

Fyffes launches its new exotics range in Madrid

As part of its “Discover More” campaign Fyffes is inviting retailers to take a fresh look at premium ranging opportunities. From banana to avocado, Fyffes is keen to work with retail partners to change the perspective on the commoditized tropical fresh produce sector by bringing a new energy to the…

The mobile greenhouse puts focus on consuming European fruits and vegetables

The spectacular mobile greenhouse that is traveling through many European cities to promote the consumption of "tasty and healthy European fruits and vegetables," as well as to showcase how the vegetables grown in them live in optimal conditions of humidity or temperature (thereby developing their full…

"Something has gone wrong if you find good fruit in supermarkets"

"Something has gone wrong if you find good fruit in supermarkets," stated Enrico Turoni from TR Turoni during the "Nuove soluzioni e nuove sfide in ortofrutta" (New solutions and challenges for the fresh produce sector) convention organized by Laboratorio Sicural on Friday, October 11th 2019 in Cesena.…

Be ready for Brexit – What every fresh produce business needs to know

FPC is hosting two Brexit briefings tailored for the UK fresh produce industry to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the EU on 31 October 2019. These one-day events are free to attend for any business involved supplying UK fresh produce, including fresh fruit, vegetables, cut flowers and also…

Finalists announced for the Thrive Fresh Summit Challenge

The startup finalists with innovative solutions for the produce and floral industries to pitch live on stage at the Thrive Fresh Summit Challenge have been announced. The…

First packaging demo products realized in Polyhydroxyalkanoates presented during Fruit Attraction

Following the presentation of the Zeropack project that took place at Fruit Logistica in Berlin last February, the company will present in a press conference at the Fruit…

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…


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