Messe Berlin sets the scene for Green Week 2019

14 August 2018
Messe Berlin is setting the scene for the International Green Week Berlin (IGW) 2019. From 18 to 27 January 2019 the world's leading consumer show for agriculture, the food industry and horticulture will be inviting trade experts and the general public to the Berlin Exhibition Grounds for the eighty-fourth time. This is the first time a northern European country will be represented as partner country of the fair. The focus will be on Finland which, taking as its slogan ’Greetings from the wild’, will present a wealth of local specialities. They include foods from Arctic farming production, types of wheat that grow in sub-Arctic conditions and reindeer meat from Arctic regions. Finland is the EU’s northernmost and most heavily wooded agricultural state. »

Prognosfruit released apples and pears crop forecast for Europe

13 August 2018
On 9 August 2018, close to 300 representatives of the international apple and pear sector met at the Prognosfruit Conference in Warsaw, Poland. During the conference, the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) released the 2018 European apple and pear crop estimate. This year, the apple production in the EU is set at 12,6 million T due to favourable weather conditions. This represents a recovery of 36% compared to last year’s low crop but is only a 3% increase compared to the average crop of 2014 to 2016. The pear crop is predicted at 2,3 million T, increasing by 4% compared to 2017. »

Apple and Pear Crop Forecast released by WAPA

12 August 2018
The 2018 European apple and pear crop forecast estimates that most European countries are moving back to a full crop, after experiencing a severe setback last year due to April and early May frosts. On 9 August 2018, close to 300 representatives of the international apple and pear sector met at the Prognosfruit Conference in Warsaw, Poland. During the conference, the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) released the 2018 European apple and pear crop estimate. This year, the apple production in the EU is set at 12,6 million T due to favourable weather conditions. This represents a recovery of 36% compared to last year’s low crop but is only a 3% increase compared to the average crop of 2014 to 2016. The pear crop is predicted at 2,3 million T, increasing by 4% compared to 2017. »

International Asparagus Days, a meeting point for the asparagus supply chain

10 August 2018
Preparations are currently underway for the International Asparagus Days, a fully-fledged supply chain event to be held in the renovated pavilions of Cesena Fiera from 16 to 18 October 2018. It will be attended by professionals from the entire asparagus supply chain: not only seed companies and plant nurseries, but also cultivation and harvesting machinery, packing and packaging machinery, as well as production and technical equipment. Just over two months before the event, a large number of participants is expected to attend: 50% of participating exhibitors and sponsors are from abroad and 300 international professionals have already registered. »

Interpoma, nine guided tours to discover all the secrets of apple production in Trentino Alto Adige

9 August 2018
The only trade show in the world dedicated solely to apple production is offering guided tours to farms and other businesses to see at first hand the innovations being introduced in the sector. The Interpoma Innovation tours and the Melinda Tour are this year’s big news. Interpoma, the only international trade show dedicated to apples, to be held at Fiera Bolzano from November 15 to 17, has enriched its program with a series of guided tours reserved for apple sector professionals. »

The apple-growing revolution in Poland

2 August 2018
The apple-growing revolution of the 1990s changed the cultivation structure of Polish orchards and introduced varieties like, among others, Jonagold, Golden, Sampion and Gala. Due to harsh winters causing risk of freezing trees and too short growing season Poland is not a suitable land for growing many varieties that are popular in the southern countries. Granny Smith, Fuji, Braeburn, among others, are not grown in Poland because of that second factor. On the other hand, there are many varieties that appear to find our climate satisfying, even beneficial. »

Anuga and foodRegio announce cooperation

30 July 2018
In order to push important themes of the food industry more strongly, the leading global trade fair of the food industry, Anuga, will be working more closely together with the industry network of the Northern German food industry, foodRegio, in future. The common impulse and main focus of the contents of the cooperation is personalised diets - a theme that is currently being strongly debated within the international food industry. Experts from the science, trade and industry sectors will come together here to present and explain solutions. As the most important trade, sourcing and trend platform for the international food industry, Anuga also places its bets on the future-oriented themes of the industry. »

International Asparagus Days, a four-part event

18 July 2018
210,000 hectares of green, white, and violet asparagus are grown worldwide: as far as extra-European countries are concerned, the main producers are China (57,000 ha), Peru (20,000 ha), and Mexico (20,000 ha); as for Europe, asparagus cultivation is mainly concentrated in Germany (19,000 ha), Spain (14,000 ha), and Italy (9,000 ha). This cultivation has a great potential, as it is estimated that 60,000 more hectares will be required to meet future demand. International Asparagus Days is an event covering all the stages of the asparagus production chain up to the point of sale. The event will be made up of four parts: the exhibition, field demonstrations, technical visits, and an extensive programme of high-level conferences. »

Dubai Municipality signs agreement with planetfair Dubai for ‘WOP DUBAI’

17 July 2018
Signing of MoU reflects Dubai Municipality’s keenness to contribute to the emirate’s reputation as a thriving commercial hub. The 10th edition of the International Perishables Expo Middle East or WOP DUBAI 2018 will be held from October 1 to 3, 2018, at the Dubai World Trade Center. WOP DUBAI 2018 will be held in conjunction with the International Plants Expo Middle East - IPM DUBAI 2018, the most important trade fair for the green economic sector. WOP DUBAI is an ideal platform for businesses in the fresh produce industry to explore ways to meet the rising demand for fresh vegetables and fruit products and to discuss industry best practices, prospective partnerships and opportunities.” »
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