The GreenTech Summit takes place during GreenTech on 12 June and offers decision making investors, growers, breeders and suppliers an insider view on autonomous technology in horticulture, but also the shipping industry.
Developments in autonomous technology create opportunities to reduce dependencies in horticulture and increase flexibility in the industry. Successful horticultural entrepreneurs are highly needed, but scarce. Horticulture is dependent on location, infrastructure, specialist skills, ‘green fingers’ (the green thumb), and the availability of labor.
Europe imports 19% less pepper from abroad than it did ten years ago. Intra-European imports have grown by 36%
European Union: Europe imports 19% less pepper from abroad than it did ten years ago. Intra-European imports have grown by 36% in the same period.
Spain: It is the largest producer and exporter in Europe, with more than 700,000 tons per year, and the second in the world.
Mexico: The largest exporters in the world. In 2017, it exceeded one million tons sold abroad (1,037,394). 29.6% of all the pepper exported in the world is Mexican.
Stronger food safety and sustainability requirements are leading to a 2020 deadline for food suppliers of corporate brand products at Rimi, one of the leading retailers in the Baltic States. Consequently, the demand for GLOBALG.A.P. farm certification will likely rise in the Baltics. And the sector is ready to take on the challenge. That was the consensus among the 160 delegates of the GLOBALG.A.P. Tour Stop conference, held at the Latvian University of Live Science and Technologies, in Jelgava near Riga on 20 March 2019.