Given the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid19 health and economic crises, the European chestnut network, EUROCASTANEA, and the Chestnut Interprofessional Union of the South West of France, have decided to postpone the European Meeting from September 2020 to September 2021.
To maintain the a connexion between the players in the sector, EUROCASTANEA has decided:
- to organize a webinar with commercial operators and producers’ representatives on October 8, 2020 to discuss about the harvest and the market prospects for the 2020/21 season
- and, if the sanitary conditions allow it, to organize a seminar in Bordeaux on December 2 and 3 during the Vinitech / Sifel trade fair on one or more important technical themes.
It was also decided that in 2022, the European Chestnut meeting will take place in Italy, and in 2023, they will be organised for the first time in Austria.
The European chestnut production reaches more than 150 000 tonnes. Several thousands of producers support mountain regions in economic and social decline, and a wide range of healthy and natural products.