Mini symposium on tomato quality on Thursday 15 April
Smart Water Conference on 19-20 April
The annual Smart Water Systems conference will highlight the methods the water companies are using to ensure the goals and targets that have been set are reached and exceeded. The event will take place on 19-20 April 2021 at 11:00am (Europe/Madrid), and will focus on how new technologies, IOT and Artificial Intelligence can help to produce and analyse real-time data to ensure more efficient leakage detection and management; leading to better customer engagement and subsequently decreased customers water usage.
Fresh Produce India goes live on April 22
FRESH PRODUCE INDIA will be held digitally on Thursday 22 April 2021, where attendees can learn about fresh opportunities for imported fruits, and how online channels provide new and exciting consumer-direct channels to build your products and brands in India. FRESH PRODUCE INDIA was a big hit in April 2020. More than 650 decision makers from across the globe tuned in when India’s favourite fresh produce event became the first in the world to go online.
Take Portugal with you at ‘Digital Agriexport 4.0’
The agri-food industry is a strategic sector for boosting the Portuguese economy. In recent years there has been a change in the profile of agri-food companies: a greater concern for the quality of raw materials, product differentiation, and a commitment to design and branding are some of the main elements that distinguish this industry, making it a highly competitive sector.
Second Morocco Berry Conference on 7-8 April
Photo: Morocco Berry Conference
Adapting to the new reality, the 2nd edition of the Morocco Berry Conference will be held online across 2 days (7-8 April). The latest virtual event technology will be used to host conference sessions, virtual exhibitions and networking solutions. In the virtual exposition area, participants will be able to visit companies’ booths, see their offer, interact with their representative and download documents. The exposition area will be operational on both days of the event.
India’s grape exports to the EU fall 18%
Photo: Maylen grape harvest - Seasonz
Grape exports to the EU from India have dropped nearly 18% this season, reports Financial Express. Exports to the EU totalled 74.9 million tons in 2020-21 (December-April). Vilas Shinde, chairman of the Sahayadri Farmers Producer Company, said the harvest was delayed by 15-20 days as unseasonal rains delayed pruning of vineyards. Normally by September, around 25% of the pruning is completed and another 20% is completed by October 15.
Another record year for South Africa’s citrus exports
Photo: Eurofresh Distribution
South Africa’s 2021 citrus exports are expected to set another record, driven largely by late mandarins. The Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa (CGA) estimates 158.7 million cartons will be shipped in 2021, compared to 146 million in 2020 and 130 million in 2019, meaning a 22% export growth in just two years.
Ecuador’s banana imports slip in 2021
Ecuador’s banana exports in the first two months of 2021 slipped 2.9% compared to the same period in 2020, according to Acorbanec data. Of the 69.3 million boxes exported, 29.3% went to the EU, 20.6% to Russia, 12.8% to the US, 10.3% to the Middle East, 7.3% to Eastern Europe, 6.7% to Africa, 5.7% to the Southern Cone, and 4.9% to East Asia. The main falls were registered in shipments to the Middle East (-37.2%) and East Asia (-17.6%), as well as to Russia (-8.8%) and the EU (-5.3%).
Southern Hemisphere Fruit Trade Congress highlighted key priorities of SHAFFE in 2021
First Southern Hemisphere Fruit Trade Congress highlighted the key priorities of the Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters (SHAFFE) in its strategy for 2021 – 2023 and served as a platform for announcing a new cooperation agreement with the Chinese fruit importing industry. The first ever online event also highlighted the key challenges and opportunities for the region and defined that building on individual key strengths is the way forward for 2021 and beyond.