The world elite of the Avocado and Mango industry at the Tropical Fruit Congress

19 February 2018
Preparations are fully underway for the first edition of the Tropical Fruit Congress, the only European summit on avocados and mangoes to be hosted at Macfrut, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable industry. Three months before the event, more than 100 participants from all over the world have already registered, including the main producer countries (Chile, Mexico, California and Spain, the first in Europe) and leading importers (first of all, the Netherlands). »

Task Force on Fruit and Vegetable research presents policy recommendations regarding position of fruit and vegetable sector in EU’s R&I policy

16 February 2018
On 23 January 2018, Freshfel Europe (the European Fresh Produce Association) and A.R.E.F.L.H. (the European Assembly of fruit, vegetable and horticulture regions) organised in coordination with the two European university and research centre networks for fruit and vegetable related research, EUFRIN and EUVRIN, a conference on the research priorities for the fruit and vegetable sector for the current Horizon 2020 funding programme and its successor, Framework Programme 9 (FP9). »

WAPA Southern Hemisphere and consolidated Northern Hemisphere crop forecast: Industry cautiously optimistic about 2018 campaign

14 February 2018
The World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) held its Annual General Meeting at the Fruit Logistica fair in Berlin on 9 February. Representatives of the key global apple and pear producing and exporting countries met to discuss the Southern Hemisphere production forecast, the final update of the Northern Hemisphere, and the various actions regarding marketing, promotion, and sustainability within their countries. »

Interpoma 2018 – innovation takes center stage

11 February 2018
From November 15 to 17, Bolzano will once again become the apple capital of the world, as more than 20,000 professionals from all over the world descend on the city to find out the latest news from the sector. In the last few years, Interpoma, the international trade show on apple production, storage and marketing, has pursued innovation as its main theme, becoming the key event for finding out about the development of new ideas in the apple production sector. »

The Port of Gdansk – the gateway of Europe opens for Asia

6 February 2018
In recent years the Port of Gdansk has significantly strengthened its position on the international arena. The Port of Gdansk Authority has the ambition for the port to become the most important transport facility in the region by 2020 through the dynamic development of container handling capacity. Therefore, Asian markets are key partners for the Port of Gdansk. On year to year basis, the Port of Gdansk is a stronger competitor for deepwater ports in Western Europe. Due to long-term development plans it may become the biggest port of the Baltic Sea. »

Innovations in the offer of air transport logistics for the food industry

5 February 2018
At present, Poland holds the rank of European Union’s 8th greatest exporter of agricultural and food products (risen from the 11th place it held in 2004). According to our Central Statistical Office (GUS), in all of 2016 Poland exported 24.2 billion Euros worth of food products, topping the worth of imported food products by 7.1 billion Euro. The share of agricultural products in Polish export has been increasing for years, which proves Poland’s comparative advantage as a producer of food. »