BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Piedmont to be the Partner Region of Macfrut 2019

    Piedmont to be the Partner Region of Macfrut 2019

    Renowned for its red apples, Piedmont - a region in Northern Italy - will be the Partner Region of the next edition of Macfrut, to be held in Rimini from 8 to 10 May 2019. For several years now, the Piedmont Region has been participating in Macfrut, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector. During the 2018 edition, a strategic agreement was signed between the trade fair, Assortofrutta and AOP Piemonte - respectively, the association and consortium comprising the sector’s main producer organisations in Piedmont - and the members of the Cuneo Red Apple PGI control… Read more

  • 43,000 visitors at Macfrut

    43,000 visitors at Macfrut

    It had all the elements to be a great event, and expectations were fully met. An extraordinary 35th edition of MACFRUT, which attracted 43,000 visitors during the three-day trade fair (compared to 39,000 last year), has come to an end. This achievement was a long time in the making, since a turning point was made in 2015 by relocating it to Rimini, and was consolidated this year with a strong growth at international level: 25% of participants were foreign and came from all over the world. Read more

  • Tropical Fruit Congress, an overview on global and European mango and avocado production

    Tropical Fruit Congress, an overview on global and European mango and avocado production

    MACFRUT (Rimini, 9-11 may 2018) hosted the first edition of the Tropical Fruit Congress, the first and only European summit on mangoes and avocados. The fully booked Congress, which was divided into two sessions, featured about 20 speakers from all over the world to discuss the production, import/export and consumption of these two fruits. After the first day, which focused on marketing and quality, the second session coordinated by journalist Pierre Escodo turned the spotlight on production. Read more

  • Europe, Mango and Avocado consumption is booming

    Europe, Mango and Avocado consumption is booming

    The Tropical Fruit Congress, the first European Summit on Avocados and Mangoes, is fully booked. Hosted at MACFRUT, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector, the Congress gathered more than 300 producers, exporters and the world’s leading experts on tropical fruits. Yesterday’s first session, coordinated by Roberto Della Casa (Agroter, University of Bologna), focused on marketing and quality. Read more

  • Spotlight on fake news concerning fresh-cut products on the first day of Macfrut

    Spotlight on fake news concerning fresh-cut products on the first day of Macfrut

    Over the years, many urban legends have circulated on fresh-cut products. Some people believe that these products are of inferior quality, more expensive, and full of preservatives or harmful microorganisms. But is it really so? On the first day of Macfrut (Wednesday, 9 May), currently held at the Rimini Expo Centre, a number of world-renowned scientists gathered at a conference to take stock of the situation. During this top-level seminar, held in a fully packed room, excerpts from academic studies and research were presented. Read more

  • Record edition of Macfrut launched

    Record edition of Macfrut launched

    The international showcase for the fruit and vegetable sector has officially opened. Today marked the beginning of the 35th edition of MACFRUT, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector held at the Rimini Expo Centre until 11 May, with an opening ceremony attended by Stefano Bonaccini, President of the Emilia-Romagna Regional Administration, Juan Guillermo Zuluaga Cardona, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Colombia (Partner Country 2018), Giuseppe Pan, Councillor of Agriculture of the Veneto Regional Administration (Partner Region 2018) and Paolo De… Read more

  • Fresh-cut products in the limelight at Macfrut

    Fresh-cut products in the limelight at Macfrut

    Fresh-cut products are an important segment of the fresh fruit and vegetable market, both in Italy and worldwide: these ready-to- use fruit and vegetables are peeled, cut, washed and packed in suitable portions, providing an additional service for consumers and, most importantly, making it much easier to eat fruit and vegetables, which are highly recommended by doctors and nutritionists. This market is becoming increasingly important for the Italian fruit and vegetable industry, so much so that the sales volume in Italy approached €1 billion, mostly concerning salads sold through… Read more

  • A large number of international participants at Macfrut 2018

    A large number of international participants at Macfrut 2018

    One in four exhibitors will be from abroad, exceeding the target of 1,500 buyers, with the presence of the world’s leading retail chains and European importers of tropical fruits. The result will be an increasingly international MACFRUT 2018 (Rimini, 9-11 May). Many new countries will be present, including several new entries from Africa: in addition to Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tunisia and Egypt, which have confirmed their participation again this year, Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique will make their debut at Macfrut; from South and Central America there will be representatives of the… Read more

  • Macfrut 2018, 25% of exhibitors are from abroad

    Macfrut 2018, 25% of exhibitors are from abroad

    MACFRUT 2018 is approaching and is scheduled for 9-11 May at the Rimini Expo Centre: this three-day event will feature key players in the fruit and vegetable sector, one of the leading sectors in Italy, which ranks second for “Made in Italy” agri-food exports. As exports continue to grow, so does Macfrut: more than 55,000 square metres of space occupied (+10% compared to 2017, +100% in four years), 8 halls, more than 1,100 exhibitors, of which 25% are from abroad (+40% in four years), and 1,500 buyers invited from all over the world. Macfrut, the only international trade fair for the… Read more

  • A rise in the number of international participants at the Tropical Fruit Congress

    A rise in the number of international participants at the Tropical Fruit Congress

    The number of international participants at the first European summit on avocados and mangoes at MACFRUT 2018 is on the increase. At the Tropical Fruit Congress, to be held at the Rimini Expo Centre on 10-11 May, of the 150 plus registered by 20 March 80% are from abroad. A large number of participants come from South America, which has always been a major producer of exotic fruits, so much so that it accounts for 62% of the supply of avocados in Europe (source: World Avocado Organization). Other countries participating include the Dominican Republic, Colombia – the partner country of… Read more