Bioline obtains bronze medal at SIVAL Innovation 2021
KIKU® holds virtual exhibition
The KIKU® News Talk “fair”, held right after Interpoma, on November 21, was an invitation-only affair, with visits planned and guided directly by the managers of Kiku Variety Management and Braun Nurseries. The virtual fair was initially scheduled to conclude on December 23, but due to popular demand, it was extended to February 2021, when the event will turn into a free website.
Asia Fruit Logistica 2021 returns to Hong Kong in September
© Asia Fruit Logistica
Asia Fruit Logistica is back to the face-to-face format of a physical trade show next September. Asia’s premier fresh produce trade show returns to AsiaWorld-Expo Centre in Hong Kong on 28-30 September 2021. It takes place together with Asiafruit Congress, which meets on 27 September 2021.
Aldi to continue expansion in northern Italy in 2021
Aldi will continue its expansion in Italy, which has seen an average of three openings per month (mainly in the north), despite the many difficulties caused by the pandemic. The fruit and vegetable department continues to play a central role, as it seeks to keep the supply chain as short as possible by offering a generous selection of about 120 items of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Chile’s avocado production area begins to climb once more
Chile’s avocado production area is expected to increase slightly in 2020, following 6 years of shrinkage. Th3 MY20201 crop is expected to total around 220,000 tons, with exports reaching 145,000 tons, assuming planted area and productivity remain unchanged. Hass avocado accounts for almost 90% of the total 30,143 hectares, according to ODEPA data. Chileans consume around 30% of the domestic avocado production (graph 1).
Portuguese innovations in food are put on show to the world at the Digital Agrifood Summit Portugal 2021
Photo: Digital Agrifood Summit Portugal
The European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS 2020) recently classified Portugal as a ‘strongly innovative’ country. Analysts place Portugal above the European average in the categories of innovation-friendly environment, innovation systems, and business innovation. These results are the outcome of Portuguese companies’ firm commitment to R&D, as well as a collaborative working framework in which the private sector has cooperated with the public sector for decades on development programmes.