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Blueberries will be the main focus at the next Macfrut

Is the growth of the blueberry so relentless? Is it still sustainable to have such fruit travel from one part of the globe to another just for the sake of having a tray in the supermarket counter even in December? What are the best varieties? This and many other questions will be answered during the…

Webinar: Opportunities for horticulture in Algeria and Egypt

Want to research opportunities for horticulture in Algeria and Egypt? Join the webinar of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality on Monday, December 12.…

GrowTech off to a good start

Amidst the energy crisis, inflation, and other unprecedented challenges, the horti world has gathered for the new edition of the GrowTech in Antalya, Turkey. Interestingly enough, however, the energy crisis is not much felt in Turkey, with many growers using geothermal energy. Despite everything, a positive energy can be felt…

Looking ahead to the Organic Grower Summit 2022

Two days of educational sessions, a sold-out trade show floor, and networking opportunities await attendees of next week's fifth annual Organic Grower Summit (OGS) in Monterey, California. The event is presented by Western Growers and Organic Produce Network and held November 30–December 1 at the Hyatt…

Eastern Produce Council

EPC Leadership Class to attend Cornell program at New York Produce Show

The fourth Eastern Produce Council (EPC) Leadership Class continues its broad education in the industry at Cornell University’s Foundational Excellence…

Photo report Interpoma 2022

The world of apples has finally met after four years at Interpoma 2022 (November 17th-19th). Now in its 12th edition, Interpoma is the only international fair dedicated to the world of apples and is organized every two years in Bolzano (Alto Adige). Foto credits: Marco Parisi Attendance was very high right from the beginning,…

Date grower-shipper brings latest products to New York Produce Show

The Bard Valley Natural Delights team is not only attending this year’s New York Produce Show with award-winning products in tow but also with a 40 Under 40 honoree, a newly promoted sales team and exclusive consumer insights on Medjool date shopping preferences.  Bard Balley Natural Delights product lineup…

Pulsemaster at Interpom 2022

Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) systems for large, peeled and unpeeled potatoes

As a supplier of Pulsed Electric Field systems for better French fries and potato chips, the innovative Dutch-German company Pulsemaster continues to specialize in Pulsed Electric Field processing. " With Pulsemaster PEF-systems huge improvements can be achieved in the production process of chips and…

April 26-27th

“Water, energy and food sovereignty at the heart of medFEL 2023”

MedFEL is a key annual event for the professionals of the fruit and vegetable sector. MedFEL 2023 will take place on April 26-27th at the exhibition center of Perpignan. As a true meeting place for committed actors of the sector, exhibitors and visitors, medFEL is an event of the Occitania/Pyrénées-Méditerranée…

Engels Machines at the ExpoSE 2022 fair in Karlsruhe, Germany

Engels Innovatietechniek BV (Engels Machines) presents the EcoSpader 2030, a bed former for asparagus cultivation, at the expoSE 2022 fair in Karlsruhe. Asparagus cultivation…

24-27 January 2023

"Focus on the future of horticulture" defining theme of IPM Essen

After the latest IPM ESSEN advisory board meeting, the participants agreed: horticulture is facing major challenges. In addition to the shortage of skilled workers and climate change, the energy crisis is of particular concern for the green sector. Modern technology can be an instrument to make…

Mini symposium on grape quality to take place on the 2nd of December

The grape world is continuously developing; from the introduction of new varieties and premium lines to the development of shelf life improving techniques. With these developments, quality of grapes has become even more important. With the choices we make in quality we have an impact on the lives of…

Photo report

Creating value with less: a hot theme at Global Berry Congress 2022

Climate change and geopolitical situations are creating challenges for many product groups, including soft fruit. These challenges took center stage yesterday at the Global Berry Congress 2022 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The event's -  organized by Fruitnet - broad international audience addressed these…

Mushroom Days will be from May 10 to 12, 2023

The next Mushrooms Days edition will be on May 10, 11, and 12, 2023. This news was announced on the event website. According to Mushroom Business, this was decided after Dutch…

November 17, 18, and 19

Salobrena will host the First Andalusian Subtropical Fair

More than twenty companies in the sector and national and international professionals will participate in the First Andalusian Subtropical Fair that will be held in Salobrena's Sports Center on November 17, 18, and 19, which was presented by the mayor of the Villa, M.ª Eugenia Rufino, and the organizers…

Morocco Foodex aims to conquer the British market

The independent establishment of control and coordination of exports “Morocco Foodex” organized, Friday in London, a promotional action for the British market. Held around the…

15 November 2022

New trends, innovations, and chain take center stage at Global Berry Congress

The Global Berry Congress will take place next Tuesday, 15 November, at the World Trade Center in Rotterdam. The event is organized by Fruitnet, and this will be the first…

Marcos Montes

Minister says that COP27 will be a turning point for the world view on food production

The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Marcos Montes, participated this Wednesday in the Agriculture and Climate panel, during the interactive program of the…

Photo report: 6th Bio-Fachforum Gemüse und Kartoffeln in Visselhövede

Despite the challenges, the organic industry shows willingness to discuss and look for solutions

Representatives from all sectors of the organic industry met at the 6th Bio-Fachforum Gemüse und Kartoffeln in Visselhövede. On the one hand, they talked about current crises and challenges, but they also focused on new developments and marketing opportunities, as well as strategies and solutions to cope…

Rijk Zwaan receives ‘Fresh Supplier of the Year’ award from grocery retailer SPAR

Grocery retailer SPAR International and vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan have been collaborating closely for more than a decade, resulting in numerous successful value chain projects together. On Tuesday 8 November, at SPAR International’s exclusive business briefing dinner, the retailer recognised…

AgroFresh will showcase its wide range of apple solutions at Interpoma

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. has announced that it will participate in Interpoma in Bolzano, Italy, on November 17-19, at stand D22/46. Interpoma is the only international trade…

Photo report Asia Fruit Logistica 2022

Asia Fruit Logistica took place last week in Bangkok, Thailand. There was real buzz as people met up face to face for the first time in three years. Stand holders were very happy with the quality of the visitors and many had back to back meetings for the whole three days and also lots of good 'drop in'…

Bolivia for the World business meetings 8-25 November 2022

Bolivia for the World will be hosting online and face to face business meetings to promote agriculture and other sectors in the country. This will take place through a series…

Day 3 of Asia Fruit Logistica

Ecuador is making moves to become more competitive in Asia

The Friday was predictably a bit quieter, but still the show had a good flow of visitors. The location is opportune for New Zealand onion exports, as the Thai market has just opened for them. Spanish kakis are already exported to several Asian markets and they are waiting on the protocols to go into…

Innovations and trends at IFPA

Just like in previous years, the Fresh Ideas Showcase was part of IFPA's Global Produce & Floral Show again. It showed the latest innovations in product development and consumer trends, and FreshPlaza put them together in one photo report.The focus on sustainable packaging and sustainable labeling continue, and at-home…

November 16 and 17 at El Batel Auditorium in Cartagena

International Agroferomonas and Biological Control Days

The International Agroferomonas and Biological Control Days are celebrating their fifth edition. The latest advances in the sector will be presented in this year's event, especially those related to technological tools for pest control. The event will be held on November 16 and 17 at the El Batel…

German Ports at transport logistic Americas

German Ports, the port cooperation of the Northern German ports, will be taking part in transport logistic Americas, in November. It will be held in Miami for the first time this year. From November 8 to 10, Port of Hamburg Marketing, Seaports of Niedersachsen and bremenports will present their range of…

Fairtrade unveils first-ever ‘non-fungible banana’ amid rising climate threats

Fairtrade International, the prominent certification for social justice and sustainability, is set to launch the world’s first Non-Fungible Banana, or NFB, in an effort to…

New ed sessions announced for Organic Grower Summit 2022

A pair of recently announced educational sessions will explore the growing importance of biologicals as a tool of organic crop production and offer a look at the growth of organic fresh produce sales at grocery stores across the nation this year as the final parts of the 2022 Organic Grower Summit (OGS)…

Photo Report: Latin American companies at IFPA Global Produce Show 2022

Latin American countries were well represented at the IFPA Global Produce and Flower Show held in Orlando, Florida on 28 and 29 October 2022.  View the Photo Report. Exotic and tropical fruit as well as vegetables from across Latin America were on display and available for tasting. The country pavilions and company…

Global Produce and Floral Show was held in Orlando, Florida

Costa Rican agri products promoted at largest fair in the US

Agricultural representatives from Costa Rica returned to the largest fresh produce fair in the US. From October 27 to 29, Costa Rican products were promoted at The Global…

"Kazakhstan is a very important market for us"

"The first day of the fair went really well," reported Omar Papi, CEO of Futura, when talking about the Agroworld fair in Almaty, Kazakhstan (November 2-4, 2022). "Kazakhstan is a very important market for us, and is managed by our company Futura Central Asia based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan." "The climate…

Very busy start to Asia Fruit Logistica in Thailand

The Asia Fruit Logistica exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, has kicked off, and the first day has been a busy one. The atmosphere was really  buzzing. Everyone is very keen to catch up with both colleagues and clients, and there is a big presence from all continents. Export countries well represented from Asia…

Real change happens when we look to the future, says fresh produce industry expert

Kelly Shields, Head of Regulation and Communications for the UK’s Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) reveals why Britain needs a wakeup call to spur the adoption of new innovation…

HZPC’s Potato Days 2022

‘No time to waste’ in the fight against hunger and climate change

On 9, 10 and 11 November, HZPC will open its doors in Joure – and online – to anyone with a passion for potatoes. During Potato Days 2022, the company will discuss the…

World Avocado Congress keynote speakers to address changing world of supply and demand

A line-up of keynote speakers has been announced for the 10th World Avocado Congress, taking place in Auckland, New Zealand, from 2-5 April 2023. “The World Avocado Congress…

Nut growers invited to the international conference

“Nuts of Ukraine 2022: exchange of experience with Georgia”

On November 19, 2022, the international conference “Nuts of Ukraine: exchange of experience with Georgia” will be held in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi. The event will be held as a support for the Ukrainian nut market in wartime, and its main task will be to share the experience of Georgian walnut…

Asia Fruit Logistica ready to reunite the trade

Asia Fruit Logistica and Asiafruit Congress welcome the global fresh fruit and vegetable industry to Bangkok this week. Asia’s premier fresh produce trade show and conference event are back, taking place on 2-4 November at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) in the Thai capital.  Asia Fruit…

'Grown in Good Nature'

Australian new export brand set to launch at Asia Fruit Logistica in Bangkok next week

Australian horticulture’s has a new export brand: ‘Grown in Good Nature’. The brand is set to launch at Asia Fruit Logistica in Bangkok next week. Developed by Hort Innovation…

89th National Fruit Show

“We are keen to raise the profile of the fruit growing sector here in the UK"

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex will attend the opening morning of the 89th National Fruit Show at the Kent County Showground on Wednesday 2 November 2022. The…

Cesena-based group will present new lines in Bolzano

Two new machines for efficient, delicate processing of apples

It is just a few weeks to Interpoma, the only vertical exhibition specifically dedicated to the apple trade, to be held in Bolzano from 17 to 19 November. This is a major event for Sorma Group, which will be presenting all its main innovations for the industry. The company’s stand will display, assembled…

The Interpoma Variety Garden managed apple varieties exhibition fills the trade show with color

For the first time in its history, Interpoma, the international apple trade show, which takes place between November 17th and 19th, will host the Variety Garden, an exhibition of over 55 managed apple varieties from around the world. The 12th edition of Interpoma will be full of color. During the…

Giancarlo Cassinelli - Harvest Moon

"We have launched a brand called Snackables which we expect to start exporting in 2023"

Harvest Moon is based in Tasmania with operations in Victoria and Queensland, the company supplies the Australian domestic market as well exporting vegetables into the Asian markets. "Currently we have solid ongoing business relationships in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Japan, most of those have…

Photo Report: Interfresh Eurasia 2022

After three years of difficulties with the pandemic, Interfresh Eurasia was finally able to open its doors again in Antalya. The Turkish exhibitors showcased their produce and services to the visitors. A special B2B area was set up for a form of speed-dating and this was especially busy on the first day…

12th edition of annual Pre-harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibitions in Ghana

“Connecting the unconnected: The farmer-the-buyer and the market”

The Agrihouse Foundation is set to hold the 12th edition of annual Pre-harvest Agribusiness Conference and Exhibitions in the Northern region, themed: “Connecting the…

Fruit Attraction 2022 saw record attendance

Fruit Attraction 2022 concluded its 14th edition on 6 October and was described by the participants as very positive. Over the three days, a total of 89,535 professionals from…

13 - 15 January 2023

Fruchtwelt Bodensee will be moved forward to tackle industry's challenges

The rapidly rising costs and shifting product flows in Europe’s fruit markets are leading to huge impacts and intense discussion across the fruit-growing and agricultural sector. “There’s an urgent need for all the stakeholders to get together and talk about the current situation. Since the pandemic…

"We’re looking forward to discussing the forthcoming North American season and our plans for Envy and JAZZ across the region.”

The BayWa Global Produce team is looking forward to re-connecting in person with its customers and partners at Asia Fruit Logistica in Bangkok this November.Benedikt Mangold, Chief Executive of BayWa Global Produce, says it will be great to showcase the combined strengths and expertise of the companies.…

Organic Grower Summit 2022 announces Grower of the Year

The Organic Grower Summit, presented by Western Growers and OPN, will honor long-time organic grower Jeff Huckaby as the fifth annual Grower of the Year. Huckaby, president…

"Long term solutions for the Future of the industry must start with innovation"

The aftermath of Brexit, Covid and the latest mini-budget is having a profound effect upon the industry and now, more than ever we need to source long-term effective solutions…

Join Asia Fruit Logistica for a tech showcase

From optical sorting solutions to innovative tools to track products throughout the supply chain, tech is taking the fresh produce business to the next level. Visitors to Asia…

Camposol satisfied with blueberry development

With two important industry events just around the corner, Camposol is very satisfied with the performance of its worldwide blueberry business and the outcome of continuous…

Focusing on a complete retailer partnership and servicing full sections of the produce department

After a global pandemic and a few years of virtual shows, excitement is building up for IFPA’s Global Produce & Floral Show. “We are excited to return to the new and improved version of the biggest show of the year,” says Emily Murracas, Director of Marketing with Mucci Farms. At the event, the company’s…

2-4 May 2023

International Agricultural Technology Exhibition and Conference to be held in Israel in 2023

After a five years hiatus, the 21st International Agricultural Technology Exhibition & Conference (Agritech) is returning to Tel Aviv, Israel, from 2-4 May 2023 with the aim…

Successful opening day international ICOP in Weiz

Insights into the implementation of EU funding programs

From 12 to 14 October, the ICOP, an international congress for producer organizations in the fruit and vegetable sector, takes place in Weiz, Styria. FreshPlaza is on site, reporting on the impressions of the opening day. The 2021 conference was held as an online event, but now the ICOP once again…

New closing machine on display

Kwik Lok is introducing its new 865B at the International Floral and Produce Association (IFPA) show in Orlando, Florida, October 27-29, 2022. Customers can see the new 865B in action at Kwik Lok’s booth, 861.  Apples, potatoes, pears--the new 865B reliably bags just about anything. It features a more powerful motor, additional safety…

Resilient Harvests Conference prepares practical insights for all facets of CEA business

This year, LEDs Magazine’s parent Endeavor Business Media announced the Resilient Harvests Conference in collaboration with nonprofit consultancy Resource Innovation Institute (RII), writes Carrie Meadows, Managing Editor, LEDs Magazine. A broadened focus on the policies, programs, and best practices…

World Avocado Congress addresses sustainable growth of global industry

The world is constantly changing and the horticulture sector is not immune to the shifting sands of change. The global avocado industry will demonstrate its responsiveness to…

33rd Asparagus Day in Karlsruhe on 23 November Dreamstime

Asparagus cultivation of tomorrow

On the first day of the expoSE/expoDirekt trade fair on November 23, the Agricultural Office in the Karlsruhe District Office will offer in cooperation with the South German…

Last three weeks to get the discount tickets to Asia Fruit Logistica

The countdown is on to Asia Fruit Logistica, Asia’s premier fresh produce trade show, which is back in person on 2-4 November 2022, taking place at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok together with AsiaFruit Congress.With less than one month to go, seize the last chance to buy the…

All the international photo reports of Fruit Attraction available

Last week the Fruit Attraction took place in Madrid. The photo coverage of FreshPlaza.com at this fair was already published on Friday, but our international FreshPlaza colleagues were also busy at the fair. Click here for the photoshoot of the Dutch and Belgian exhibitorsClick here for the photoshoot of…

Seald Sweet/Greenyard USA keen to show off its growth

Seald Sweet/Greenyard USA is a global organization offering a wide variety of products from around the world. Grounded in its American roots, it has expanded its business beyond its borders to encompass countries globally. It is part of a global network of companies, with more than 9,000 employees…

Fruit Attraction 2022 breaks records

The Fruit Attraction fair, organised by IFEMA MADRID and FEPEX, has seen the numbers surpass the figures seen in 2019, until now the most successful edition in its history,…

26th expoSE & 11th expoDirekt – 23 to 24 November 2022 – Messe Karlsruhe

International meeting place for the asparagus and berry industry, looking at innovations, impulses and ideas for the 2023 season

The impact on production of climate extremes, very high production costs due to the sharp rise in raw material and energy prices, and the higher minimum wage; this all…

The World Citrus Organisation presents its 2022-2024 Strategy

On 4-5 October 2022, in the setting of Fruit Attraction, the World Citrus Organisation (WCO) brought together the citrus community at two separate events to discuss the latest developments for the sector. During the WCO Conference on October 4, the WCO welcomed citrus stakeholders to present its Strategy…

PHOTO REPORT: Fruit Attraction 2022

Last week the Fruit Attraction took place in Madrid. Many importers, exporters, retailers and shippers from all over the world made an appearance at this fair, both as exhibitors and visitors. We managed to grab a lot of them for a picture. Next week there will also be links to the international photo…

Retail Merchant Innovation Award winners announced

International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has announced the winners of the IFPA Retail Merchant Innovation Awards Program. The program, sponsored by Sage Fruit Company,…

Keynote for Grower round table announced for Organic Grower Summit 2022

Leadership from three of the nation's most progressive organic growing operations have been confirmed as panelists for the keynote presentation at the upcoming Organic Grower Summit (OGS) 2022, presented by Western Growers and OPN. The event is slated for November 30 to December 1 in Monterey,…

Last day of Fruit Attraction, photo report to follow tomorrow

Today is the third day of Fruit Attraction. Although the crowds vary significantly per hall, some Dutch exhibitors did not find the trade show to be overly busy. The question is what today, the usually quieter last day, will bring. The Belgian exhibitors praised the friendly atmosphere and visitors to…

New booth, new blackberry variety, and new brand for North Bay Produce

After two years of patiently waiting due to the pandemic and a hurricane, North Bay Produce looks forward to participating in IFPA’s Global Produce & Floral Show later this month. A full team of North Bay employees will be on hand to attend lectures, do meet and greets, walk the show to see what’s new…

Latam meeting of banana producers with European retail

Water, staff shortages and decreased production hot topics at Fruit Attraction

It was nice and busy at the Fruit Attraction trade show in Madrid, Spain, yesterday. The "Spanish" halls, in particular, were bustling. Most people usually visit the event today. The Dutch participants concluded Tuesday with a networking reception organized by the ambassador of the Netherlands to Spain,…

Vibrant and colorful bounty of specialty vegetables on display

IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show is fast approaching, and the Babé Farms team will make their way to Orlando, Florida. Babé plans to have a vibrant bounty of specialty vegetables on display: rainbow root vegetables, baby lettuces, specialty greens, signature salad blends, and a collection of crucifers…

International and Spanish Tradeshow Magazine - Primeur Fruit Attraction

Fruit Attraction will be held between Tuesday 4th October and Thursday 6th October in Madrid. FreshPlaza and Primeur have joined together to publish a 150 page tradeshow magazine. It is a truly international edition with in-depth articles from the international fresh produce sector. The international…

Fruit Attraction gets underway in a warm Madrid

Fruit Attraction started today in Madrid. The problems in Dutch tomato cultivation are the talk of the trade fair. Turkish tomato traders, for example, indicate that they see many opportunities in the Netherlands in the winter and Spain is also looking keenly at how the winter cultivation of tomatoes in…

Australian pavilion - Asia Fruit Logistica

Early cherries and new grape varieties from Australia Fruit

The team from Australia Fruits are looking forward to being back at Asia Fruit Logistica again. They will be there with cherries under the Wandin Valley Farm brands. "There are new exciting early varieties and plantings that will give us extended seasonality. We will commence mid to late October, which…

Dutch Strawberry Day and International Soft Fruit Conference postponed to 2023

Due to COVID-19, Delphy decided to postpone the Dutch Strawberry Day and the International Soft Fruit Conference to 2023. Please reserve these dates in your agenda: Dutch Strawberry…

FreshPlaza Special on IFPA’s Global Produce & Floral Show

After a two-year hiatus, the produce industry is looking forward to seeing each other in person for IFPA’s Global Produce & Floral Show. The event will take place in Orlando, Florida from October 27 – 29. Excitement around the event is building up as some members of the produce industry haven’t seen each…

FreshPlaza October Special - Asia Fruit Logistica

Asia Fruit Logistica is back! The event will take place in Bangkok’s Queen Sirikit Convention Centre on 2-4 November 2022. As in previous years FreshPlaza will run a special section in the lead up the event to highlight companies which will be present. Do you have a stand at Asia Fruit Logistica and…


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