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Global Berry Congress pushed back to June

Global Berry Congress pushed back to June

Published on Apr 21st, 2020

Global Berry Congress, the world’s leading event for the international soft fruit business, has been moved to 22-24 June 2020 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Announcing the revised dates, organiser Fruitnet Media International said it had reached the decision to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved in the annual event.

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Dutch tomato exports continue to fall

Dutch tomato exports continue to fall

Published on Jun 07th, 2019

The tomato exports have dropped 20% over the past ten years, from 1.36 million tons to 1.09 million tons, according to Coexphal data. As the average price per kilo has risen from €0.83 to €1.5, in value terms, the exports have increased from €1.12 billion to €1.62 billion. The export volumes of Spanish tomatoes have also fallen over this period, but by 6.8%. 

The main markets for Dutch tomatoes in 2018 were Germany (434.7 million kilos), the UK (180.6 million kilos), Sweden (58.5 million kilos), Italy (45.7 million kilos), and Poland (34.6 million kilos).

New plan for sustainable packaging in the Netherlands

New plan for sustainable packaging in the Netherlands

Published on May 13th, 2019

GroentenFruit Huis has reviewed the industry sustainability plan for packaging (2013-2018) to prepare an updated more rigorous sustainability plan for the fruit and vegetable sector in the 2019-2022 period. The Branch Plan is part of the sustainability programme of the GroentenFruit Huis and will be used as a guideline towards further sustainability in the field of packaging. With the Sustainable Industry Plan, Packaging GroentenFruit Huis offers its affiliated companies a framework to make packaging more sustainable.

Netherlands sees 19.5% rise in use of geothermal energy in 2018

Netherlands sees 19.5% rise in use of geothermal energy in 2018

Published on Feb 27th, 2019

2018 saw greater use of geothermal energy in the Netherlands, according to data published by the DAGO trade association. 3.6 PJ (petajoule) of geothermal energy was produced last year, resulting in a saving of approximately 102 million m3 of natural gas. This is equal to the gas consumption of 82,000 homes. The increase in geothermal heat is partly due to five new geothermal installations in 2018. In total there are now 20 installations in the Netherlands of which 18 are in production.

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