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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…

Three ag tech sessions announced for Organic Grower Summit 2022

A trio of sessions focused on the ever-changing landscape of ag technology has been announced as part of the educational program for the upcoming Organic Grower Summit (OGS) 2022 presented by Western Growers and OPN, slated for November 30 – December 1 in Monterey, California. Left to right: Bart Walker,…

2022 Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition

Interest in renewables is increasing markedly amid soaring electricity prices

The 2022 Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition is being held soon, for the first time including a renewable energy workshop. Interest in renewables is…

International Strawberry Congress 2022 photo report

"In these tough times, the strawberry sector must find solutions"

The International Strawberry Congress 2022's focus was the strawberry market's challenges and its many opportunities. It was held from September 21 to 24 in Antwerp, Belgium. Organizer Coöperatie Hoogstraten had invited the entire strawberry world for four days of discussions about the tough times facing…

Online auction of discontinued operation of Koel- en Vriesbedrijf Nagele at Troostwijk Auctions

Due to the general business closure of Koel- en Vriesbedrijf Nagele in Nagele, machines and inventory will be auctioned at Troostwijk Auctions. Items currently up for auction include dump bunkers, conveyor belts, parsnip washing and sorting line and modern forklift trucks. Miedema dumping bunker Dump…

Southern Innovations

Consumer take on produce and technology innovation

The Southeast Produce Council (SEPC) released "What’s New? From the Consumer View 2022" in one of two educational sessions at its fall show, Southern Innovations. “Only 12 percent of consumers meet the daily recommended amount of fresh produce,” said David Sherrod, president and CEO of the SEPC. “That…

Bangkok, November 2-4

Join the knowledge hub at Asia Fruit Logistica 2022

The Asia Fruit Congress and the Asia Fruit Business Forum will take place together on the show floor at Asia’s premier trade show to deliver an unrivaled combination of information and insights. Executives will discuss the big issues in Asia’s fresh produce business at the Asia Fruit Congress. The Asia…

'Poland and region has good demand for fresh produce'

Poland Fresh Market 2022 Photo Report

Participants attending the Fresh Market Poland Conference were eager for meetings with all the Polish retailers, which took place at the MCC Mazurkas Conference Centre in Warsaw, Poland on 22 September, 2022. The organizers arranged short slots for producers and suppliers to meet retail buyers. Several…

Visalia, California

California Citrus Conference to be held October 19, 2022

The Citrus Research Board (CRB) is excited to hold our annual California Citrus Conference on October 19 in Visalia, California, at the Visalia Convention Center. The entire…

Educational Session, Organic Grower Summit 2022

Exploring organic grower challenges and solutions

A two-part educational intensive featuring the results of two recently released reports on organic farming and an in-depth workshop discussing how organic farmers can address current challenges has been announced as part of the 2022 Organic Grower Summit (OGS).  The 90-minute ed session, "Exploring Organic…

PopFest Open Days take place from September 26 to 30

Inspiring things are popping up on the horizon! What exactly, our customers can experience for themselves during the PopFest Open Days. From September 26 to 30, 2022, we will open our doors for growers, dealers and partners to discover our newest varieties and latest innovations. PopFest is the place…

An event packed with above- and below-ground insights at Enza

New varieties, soil health and hydroponic cultivation at Enza Zaden Summer Field Days

Enza Zaden, the international vegetable breeding company, gives vegetable growers the opportunity to learn more about our Dutch soil and discover its latest varieties at its Summer Field Days. The event is aimed at growers seeking inspiration and interaction with industry peers and renowned experts. The…

'Back British Farming Day' rescheduled to Wednesday 2 November

This year's Back British Farming Day has been rescheduled to take place in November. It was postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The NFU's annual initiative,…

A two-day event with specialized tours. Photogallery below

An international conference for the yellow kiwi Dorì in Romagna

Nearly 200 people, including technicians, farmers, and salespeople, attended Dorì Day on 20 and 21 September 2022, an event dedicated to the yellow kiwi fruit Dorì, held in the Italian region of Romagna, with visits to farms in the province of Ravenna. Click here for photo gallery Visitors from Italy, France,…

Today, 10 am CST, free to attend

Live event on fixing the nation's farm labor shortage

Today at 10 am CST, the American Business Immigration Coalition Action (ABIC Action) and others will participate in a press event and round table entitled “Lower Food Prices,…

Berry Business Forum to be held tomorrow in Belgrade, Serbia

Agroberichtenbuitenland reports that tomorrow, the Berry Business Forum will be held in Belgrade, with the support of the Dutch PIB project "Netherlands Small Fruit Solutions…

Freshness solutions on display at Fruit Attraction in Madrid

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. is participating in Fruit Attraction in Madrid Oct. 4-6 at booth 3C12. Organized by IFEMA MADRID and FEPEX, Fruit Attraction is an international…

Photo report from Natexpo 2022

The 2022 edition of Natexpo, the international trade show specializing in the organic sector for over 60 years, was held in Lyon until Tuesday. Click here to view the photo report An event not to be missed for the organic sector, which was organized by Natexbio/La Maison de la Bio. In total, 1,800 exhibitors and brands, professionals…

Exhibitors prepare to overcome global challenges at Fruit Logistica 2023

Already 25 per cent more space booked than 2022. The leading trade show for the global fresh produce business will take place in Berlin from 8 to 10 February 2023. Last call for exhibitors to book their stands. Innovative companies from across the world – and from all parts of the value chain – are ready…

Horticultural Exporters’ & Importers’ Association

AHEIA elects new board during their AGM and Members Forum

Australian Horticulture Exporters’ & Importers’ Association (AHEIA) held their AGM and Members Forum at the Mantra, Melbourne on 15th September. A new board was elected, and Joseph Saina was re-elected as Chairman and Cameron Carter was re-elected as Vice Chairman. Two new additions to the board were…

The World Citrus Organisation invites the citrus community to citrus events in Madrid

The World Citrus Organisation (WCO) is inviting the citrus community to attend citrus-focused events being organised by the Organisation at Fruit Attraction 2022 in Madrid.…

Andalusia will be Fruit Attraction's Guest Region

Andalusia will be the Guest Region in Fruit Attraction 2022. This is the first edition in which, from now on, the fair will have a Guest Region; an initiative to strengthen…

Friday 11th November 2022

Fresh fruit & vegetable industry Virtual Global Sustainability Symposium

The International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) has announced today that it is holding its inaugural virtual global sustainability symposium on 10 November, 11 am to…

Agriplace and GLOBALG.A.P. present joint webinar for easing the Chain of Custody certification process

As the GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody (CoC) certificate will become a market requirement for traders that sell products under the GLOBALG.A.P. label by January 2023, more and…

Morocco Berry Conference 2022 takes place in November

The Morocco Berry Conference 2022 will take place on the 9th & 10th of November in Agadir and is organized by Green Smile and HortiTool. Morocco Berry Conference 2022 is an…

Fruit Attraction 2022 confirms the participation of more than 1,700 exhibitors one month before its launch

A month before the fair, the Organizing Committee of Fruit Attraction has confirmed that more than 1,700 exhibiting companies from 52 countries have already confirmed their participation in one of the world's largest B2B events. This figure will increase in the coming weeks as the deadline for applying…

The Awards ceremony will be held on October 5 at 12:00 at Sakata Ibérica's stand in Fruit Attraction

The fourth edition of the Sakata Awards returns to Fruit Attraction to reward healthy eating

On October 5, Sakata Seed Ibérica's stand at Fruit Attraction will, once again, be visited by important celebrities from the world of communication, sports, nutrition, and cooking, among other sectors. "The seed multinational organizes this event each year to reward all those who give visibility and…

Proseal to focus on sustainability

Proseal’s ability to deliver fast, efficient, and reliable tray sealing solutions for the fresh produce sector, while helping growers and processors meet their sustainability goals and commitments will be the central theme of the company’s participation at this year’s Fruit Attraction exhibition. Proseal…

Staay Food Group's central theme: own cultivation

Red Conference, Salatrio at Fruit Attraction 2022

The Staay Food Group will again be exhibiting at Fruit Attraction in Madrid, Spain, from October 4-6. They will give visitors an impression of their central theme - own cultivation -  on two television screens. Visitors can also get extensive information about the group's hydroponically grown lettuce varieties.…

Photo report: German Fruit and Vegetable Congress 2022

Sky-high costs, declining demand, rising inflation, and an acute staff shortage, with, consequently, supply chain issues. These days, not a day goes by that these challenges and crises are not being discussed in the fruit and vegetable sector too. At the annual German Fruit and Vegetable Congress (DOGK)…

Interko to explore ripening opportunities at ExpoAlimentaria Peru

Interko, who design, manufacture and install state-of-the-art fresh fruit ripening rooms, will attend ExpoAlimentaria Peru for the first time on 21-23 September 2022. The Dutch company plans to expand its Latin American footprint in view of the myriad of tropical fruit ripening opportunities offered by the…

Novelties include an exhibition for plant nurseries and innovations

Macfrut invests 1.5 million to bring 1,000 foreign buyers

"Thanks to ICE, the Italian Institute for International Trade, we will triple the investment to attract foreign buyers from all over the world to the fair. The planned budget is 1.5 million euros. In three years, we want to turn Macfrut into the leading fair in the fruit and vegetable industry," said…

"At the heart of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is a reliable supplier close to Europe"

Growers and exporters from the small island nation of the Dominican Republic, describing their home as ‘The heart of the Caribbean’, say they can provide some of the freshest produce to European consumers and are reliable suppliers. They will carry this message with them to this year’s Fruit Attraction…

Don Benito will host the III Xtrema Fruit National Stone Fruit Forum on December 15

The third edition of the Xtrema Fruit National Stone Fruit Forum will be held on December 15, 2022, in person at Don Benito's Feval Auditorium (Extremadura). The event will have morning and afternoon sessions, and it will be broadcast online through the Agromunity.com platform, with more than 12,000…

Expressions of interest open for Asia Fruit Logistica Trade Mission

In 2022, Asia Fruit Logistica is moving to Bangkok, where the first-ever Asia Fruit Logistica was held back in 2007. AUSVEG will be leading a trade mission delegation to…

Biofruit Congress will hold its 5th edition on October 4 and 6

"The future of organic fruit & vegetable markets and other value chains"

Biofruit Congress, the 5th International Congress on Organic Demand and Sustainable Supply, will be held within the framework of Fruit Attraction 2022. Following the success…

Rijk Zwaan shares cucumber innovations in Canada

On 7 September, Rijk Zwaan organised a Customer Appreciation Event in Leamington, Canada, based around the theme: ‘All about cucumbers’. During the event, a panel of cucumber experts shared an interesting peek behind the scenes in various parts of the cucumber cycle. The event was attended by around 100…

GS1 takes place in Amsterdam on October 18th

There is a call for better visibility, traceability, and efficiency coming from all the actors in agriculture and food supply chains. Consumers are demanding it, food…

West African Hybrid matchmaking mango, cassava and ICT suppliers meet buyers

On September 20 and 21, 2022, West Africa Connect brings industry representatives from the mango, cassava, and ICT service sectors together in a hybrid format from Accra,…

Monday, September 12

Peruvian avocado promotion gives away a Tesla

Lidl and Avocados from Peru (AFP) officially closed submissions on August 31 for its 2022 AVO Tesla Summer Sweepstakes. The flagship sweepstakes commenced on July 1 and promoted the theme, “Eat Healthy and Live Green,” as consuming AFP provides benefits to the body and the environment – just as electric…

The British Carrot Growers Association Demonstration Day 2022 to be held on October 6

The BCGA Demonstration Day is shaping up to be a great event again this year. The Demo Day on 6th October will be held at Fairygreen Farm, Kinrossie, Perth, PH2 6JA and is…

Educational session, Organic Grower Summit 2022

“Regenerative organic marketing and certification—what lies ahead?”

As regenerative agriculture is reshaping how food is grown, a panel of organic industry leaders will address the trends and standards of regenerative organic marketing and certification at the Organic Grower Summit 2022 Presented by Western Growers and OPN, slated for November 30–December 1 in Monterey,…

Import Promotion Desk presents diversity from Africa at Fruit Attraction

Mangoes, avocados, sweet potatoes, green beans and fresh herbs: the range of fruit and vegetables from Africa is growing continuously. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will…

Outarville, France - September 9-11th, 2022

Pink Lady Europe at the Terres de Jim festival

For the second year in a row, the Pink Lady Europe association will be present at the Terres de Jim festival, the largest agricultural festival in Europe, which will take…

Double gold for the World Avocado Congress New Zealand 2023

It’s a double gold for the World Avocado Congress New Zealand 2023 with TOMRA Foods and Maf Roda Agrobotic joining as global gold sponsors. “We’re thrilled to have such…

Warsaw, 21-22 September 2022

Business meetings with buyers of large-scale retailers: open registration

Business meetings between fresh fruit and vegetables buyers of large-scale retailers present in Poland and production companies will take place in Warsaw during a two-day event from the 21st until 22nd of September 2022. The aim is to enhance direct relationships between retailers and growers.…

September 7-9th in Compiègne (France)

Syngenta Bean Event: three days of discussions on bean cultivation

The Bean Event organized by Syngenta will take place from September 7th to 9th in Compiègne, France. Three days of visits, conferences and discussions around the cultivation of beans, for the processing and fresh markets at the European level. The topics that will be discussed include: trends on the…

Emmanuelle Rousseau, Vegepolys Valley:

Successful bet for the 31st edition of the International Congress of Horticulture

2,500 participants, 88 nationalities, 1,500 speakers and no less than 12,000 h of presentation…The 31st edition of the International Congress of Horticulture, which took place for the first time in France from August 14th to 20th, has lived up to its promises. Organized every 4 years, under the aegis of…

Brazil expanding presence at 2022 Fruit Attraction

As one of the world leaders in fresh produce production and exports, Brazil is expanding its presence at this year’s Fruit Attraction taking place early next month in Madrid, Spain. “Abrafrutas will be present in Fruit Attraction with a booth of 256 square meters and around 35 exporters. It is one of the…

Bangkok, 2-4 November 2022

Tickets available for Asia Fruit Logistica

Visitors can now buy their tickets online for Asia’s premier fresh produce trade show, which is back this November in Bangkok. Exhibitors from around 40 different countries and regions already registered 18 national & group pavilions showcasing a wide range of products from around the world Exhibitor line-up…

Registration and exhibition space open for World Avocado Congress 2023

New Zealand avocado export season well underway

The New Zealand avocado season is well underway, the first small export volumes left for Asia in July and avocados are now being shipped to Australia and 9 Asian markets. South Korea, Thailand, China. Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong will likely take the most volumes this year, with good volumes to…

Presentation in Riyadh on September 13th

Macfrut "moves" to Saudi Arabia

Macfrut, the International Fresh Produce Fair, will present what's new for the 2023 edition in Riyadh together with its partners (Regione Emilia-Romagna and Consorzio Cermac) as well as a large…

IFPA names 2022 Caplan Family Business Scholarship winners

International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is pleased to announce the three recipients of the 2022 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarships: Mayra Vazquez, partner/director…

The Onion and Carrot Conference 2022 takes place on November 29th

The Associations for British Carrots and British Onions have come together once again to bring you the Onion & Carrot Conference. The 2022 event is taking place at the East of…

FreshPlaza's September Global Focus on Onions and Potatoes

In September FreshPlaza will be focussing on onions and potatoes, are you a grower, importer or exporter of these products? We would love to hear from you. You can send us some information or we can call you for an interview, just let us know. You can contact info@freshplaza.com    MarketingWould you like to get…

FreshPlaza's September Special is on Avocados

In September FreshPlaza will be focussing on avocados, are you a grower, importer or exporter of these products? We would love to hear from you. You can send us some information or we can call you for an interview, just let us know.  You can contact us via info@freshplaza.com         MarketingWould you like to get some extra promotion for your company?…

Organic Grower Summit, November 30 - December 1

CEA production educational session announced

The explosive growth of CEA (controlled environment agriculture) production has reshaped the landscape of fresh food production, and a panel of fresh produce industry experts will examine what the future of this $100 billion industry may look like in the coming years in the second educational session…

Bolzano, November 17th-19th 2022

Interpoma, Early Bird tickets still available

Interpoma 2022 (Bolzano, November 17th-19th) will focus on digitalization and a sustainable use of resources for apple production. The traditional Interpoma Congress will take place on November 17th and 18th. It will discuss the apple market in the US and robot harvesting, with the leading global…

AMHPAC Convention 2022 has been formally inaugurated

Víctor Manuel Villalobos Arambula, who heads the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, was in charge of formally opening the summit event on protected horticulture in Mexico. It's here where the current situation of the fruit and vegetable industry, as well as the risks and opportunities that…

A closer look at IFPA’s Global Produce & Floral Show 2022

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) offered up a sneak peek at what exhibitors and visitors can expect at the first and upcoming Global Produce & Floral Show on October 27-29 in Orlando, Florida. The event will be the first of its kind following the merger of two organizations, the Produce…

Solana Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Solana Group presents variety innovations at Potato Europe 2022

"Exploiting the potential of the potato further, that's what is at the heart of our breeding activities"

'Growing innovation' is the motto this year for the internationally active potato breeder Solana. True to this motto, the owner-managed breeding company will present an overview of new and established products at the upcoming Potato Europe. In the food sector, the focus will be on the proven Queen Anne…

Coming to the UK in 2023

III International Symposium on Carrot and other Apiaceae: Abstract submission now open

The III International Symposium on Carrot and other Apiaceae is coming to the UK in 2023. The event will be held over 4 days, starting on Monday 2nd October and finishing on…

Educational session announced for Organic Grower Summit 2022

Navigating and adhering to new compliance requirements for organic producers and handlers will be the subject of the first educational session announced as part of the Organic Grower Summit (OGS) 2022 presented by Western Growers and OPN educational program slated for Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Monterey,…

Syngenta showcases crops, technology, and emerging opportunities

Fields of Innovation for vegetable growers to be held in Netherlands

Registration is open for the Syngenta Vegetable Seeds Fields of Innovation 2022, to be held on 27 – 29 September in Grootebroek, the Netherlands. The industry-pioneering event is hosted by Syngenta’s international breeders, product specialists, and sales and marketing teams, who are eager to welcome visitors.…

IFPA Retail Produce Manager award winners announced

International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has announced the winners of the IFPA Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. The program, sponsored by Dole Food Company,…

The sale of stands at Poland's TSW 2023 fair has started

A key event in the fruit and vegetable industry TSW 2023 is ahead of us. We invite you to participate in the thirteenth show of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Fair, which will take place on January 18-19, 2023 (Wednesday-Thursday) at Ptak Warsaw Expo in Nadarzyn near Warsaw. Currently, it is the largest…

CHA flying the flag for Britain at Fruit Attraction

The Commercial Horticultural Association is pleased to announce that a British group will be attending the Fruit Attraction exhibition in Madrid on 4th-6th October 2022. “Following the success of our group in 2019, we are back with a larger presence at the event with some returning exhibitors and new companies…

María José Sánchez, director of Fruit Attraction:

"Fruit Attraction 2022 is going to be a great fair, with participation figures similar to those of 2019"

From October 4 to 6, the 14th edition of Fruit Attraction will be held at IFEMA Madrid. The new director of the event, María José Sánchez, is optimistic and reported that the level of participation will be similar to that of 2019. "I am taking over a highly consolidated project"María José Sánchez's…

Open through August 21

Vote to put produce and floral front and center at SXSW 2023

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is calling for industry voices to vote for two SXSW Meet Ups that will bring Floral and Produce to the South By Southwest…

IFPA recognizes outstanding exhibit marketing at Foodservice Conference

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) celebrated three standout winners at the Foodservice Conference Expo on July 29. "I continue to be impressed by the creativity and ingenuity that all our exhibitors demonstrate to convey the attributes and benefits of their products and services," said…

Alibaba.com helps to bring Vietnamese taste to the world

With the theme 'Bring Vietnam taste to the world', Alibaba.com will cooperate with OSB Company to organize a series of activities to support Vietnamese businesses to access digital transformation solutions exclusively designed for them. They are present at the International Food and Beverage Expo in…

IFPA Southern Africa Conference to continue where PMA's Fresh Connections left off

PMA's Fresh Connections conference and expo are back this year, and although it has a new name, it will still be the same vibrant event as it has been for the past decade.…


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