The annual Potato Days are the leading event in the potato sector. Every year in November the event is organised by various companies, including potato breeder HZPC. This year, Wednesday November 4th 2020 is the day the Potato Days Live will take place at HZPC's partners' homes. The theme is Let's connect! Professionals from the potato chain come together from all corners of the world to experience the latest potato varieties and to network.
HZPC launches Potato Days Live
Blueberry market in Eastern Europe
UK’s number-one on-farm conference goes digital
The UK’s largest organic on-farm conference, OF&G National Organic Combinable Crops (NOCC), is taking place virtually this year, with a series of interactive seminars and online farm tours led by experts in UK food and farming. They are free to join and open to all. V-NOCC is hosted by the largest certifier of UK organic land, OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers), with the AHDB and Agricology supporting the digital programme with a series of webinars streaming live on 9th June, 7th July and 14th July.
The 2020 California Organic Produce Summit cancelled due to pandemic
"Boosting the organic sector by integrating breeding into value chain partnerships" workshop
FiBL workshop "Boosting the organic sector by integrating breeding into value chain partnerships" focused yesterday morning (13/02/2020) on how to foster and finance the breeding and the selection of organic varieties. It was organised with the collaboration of Eurofresh Distribution magazine, OPTA, Cotton Accelerator and Econatura.
Still less than 30% of organic crops come from organic seed & plants in Europe (less than 10% worldwide). Major changes shall happen by 2036 to fulfill with the new EU regulation.
The quality Apples from Europe promotion campaign continues in Dubai
Promotional campaign "Strength of taste, vitamins and colors. Meet the quality of Apples from Europe" is gaining its momentum. This is due, among others, to the WOP Dubai (World of Perishables), which was attended by representatives of the Association of Polish fruit and vegetable distributors 'Unia Owocowa' and the Union of Polish fruit growers. The event took place from the 12th to the 14th November at the Dubai World Trade Center.
The European Packaging Forum: Congress & Get-together on May 14, 2020
The European Packaging Forum is a precisely tailored congress event for the fruit and vegetable industry, focusing on marketing, sustainability, traceability, consumer and trade acceptance, innovative solutions, logistics, protection and functionality, hygiene and law. These are the topics that the experts from all stages of the value chain will be discussing on 14 May 2020 in Düsseldorf at Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf. This will be followed by the DFHV Annual Conference on 15 May 2020.
All aboard the SS Rotterdam for Cool Logistics 2020!
The 12th Cool Logistics Global Conference and Exhibition will take place on-board the iconic SS Rotterdam in Rotterdam from 13 - 15 October 2020. The leading global event and networking forum for logistics, shipping and supply chain professionals focused on perishable cargoes offers an opportunity to hear from market-leading organisations on the hot topics, trends and issues impacting the industry, as well as debate and discuss the latest industry intelligence and identify solutions to problems in the current climate.
Unexpected huge interest in organic grape cultivation in South Africa
South Africa has approximately 650 table grape producers, almost all of which are conventional growers. More than 150 of them, or 20%, attended a conference on May 10th on the opportunities for organic grape cultivation in South Africa. The conference, held in Stellenbosch, was organized by Eosta, a leading European importer and distributor of organic fruit and vegetables. ‘With conventional cultivation you are increasingly running into problems,’ said grape grower Easton Marsh from Lushof. ‘Annual droughts are becoming extreme, and public resistance to pesticides is growing.