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Mediterranean International Association of the Processing Tomato

Professional or non-profit organisation

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Maison de l'Agriculture - TSA 48449
84912 , Avignon Cedex 9

+33 6 07 12 58 29
Contact name : Sophie Colvine
Contact email : Click to see email address

AMITOM is a non-profit making association grouping professional organisations of tomato processors in the Mediterranean region. For more than 30 years since its creation in 1979, this international organisation has been collecting and storing technical and economic data and information on the processing tomato field, from research to final sale.

AMITOM is based in Avignon (France). Its current President is Mrs Sonia Neves da Silva (Portugal) and its Vice-President is Mr. Samir Majoul (Tunisia). Mrs. Sophie COLVINE is General Secretary.

AMITOM has assigned itself the following targets:

  • To set up permanent links between the bodies representing the industry in each member country. Regular meetings are organized between the delegations of the member countries. AMITOM is also keeping close links with non-member countries, notably through its membership of the World Processing Tomato Council (
  • To collect from its members and other sources reliable information on the situation of the tomato processing industry worldwide. For this mission, the collection of crop forecasts, through regular survey amongst members, are precious indicators.
  • To ensure the exchange of information amongst everyone involved in the industry through the creation of Tomato News in 1989.
  • The congresses and scientific symposiums also contribute to meet this target: AMITOM initiated the creation of the World Processing Tomato Congresses. The 12th World Processing Tomato Congress was held in Santiago (Chile) in March 2016 and the next one will take place in Greece in June 2018 (see The congresses are organized in cooperation with WPTC (, ISHS ( and local partners.
  • To encourage research on agronomy, nutrition, health and general quality of tomato products. Between 1997 and 2001, AMITOM coordinated the European Tomato and Health thematic network which resulted in a White Book on Antioxidants in tomatoes and tomato products, published in January 2001. Between 2006 and 2011, AMITOM was a member of the LYCOCARD consortium, looking at the role of lycopene in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases ( AMITOM also took part in the BIOACTVE-NET project looking at ways to extract bio-active compounds from tomato processing wastes ( and in the French project FLONUDEP ( looking at promoting the industry through sustainable development by producing a decision-making tool combining environmental sustainability, nutritional quality and social and economical aspects (see "Research" section).
  • To increase the consumption of tomato product through generic promotion activities.
  • Finally, the association participates in the writing up and harmonization of international quality standards, through the Codex Alimentarius.
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WPTC Crop update as of 21 August 2020

Global processing forecasts around 39.2 million mT The harvest data collection carried out by the WPTC on August 21 did not bring any noticeable...
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WPTC Crop update as of 7 August 2020

No significant change in harvest forecasts at this time AMITOM countries In Algeria, according to data from the Ministry of...
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WPTC crop update as of 24 July 2020

As the 2020 processing season is starting or about to start in many countries, the global world production estimate remains around 39.3 million...
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AMITOM crop update as of 22 May 2020

Planting is ongoing in most of the AMITOM countries, but with some delay in many regions due to rain making it difficult to give an accurate...
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WPTC crop update as of 30 April 2020

The global world production estimate currently stands at 39.25 million metric tonnes but is likely to reduce by the end of May when more...
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2019 Season: Global production in line with early estimates

This dossier is one of the articles which were originally to be published in the "Processed Tomatoes 2020 Yearbook", which all attendees...
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CoViD-19: mobilization of the tomato industry (2)

Information received from companies and associations around the world Today, March 25, 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread....
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WPTC Crop update as of 11 March 2020

With a forecast of 39.3 million metric tonnes as of 11 March 2020, the WPTC forecasts a slight increase in global processing intentions for the...
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Egypt: Paste & Juice joins AMITOM

The company Paste & Juice was accepted as an Associate Member of AMITOM during the organisation's AGM held in Rome on 13 January...
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WPTC Crop update as of 28 January 2020

The full WPTC 2020 world production estimate will only be released in a few weeks when information from all countries has been collected....
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WPTC Crop update as of 23 October 2019

A provisional result very close to the initial forecasts The most recent processing information collected by the WPTC in late October shows a...
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WPTC Crop update as of 11 October 2019

  If the estimates of 36.766 million metric tonnes (mT) are confirmed in the next weeks, the global processing preliminary result of the...
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Tomato Day Conference: Healthy Redvolution

Tomato Day Conference :  Healthy Redvolution: #tootomato #toogood Thursday 24 October 10.30-12.30 CIBUS TEC...
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WPTC global forecast reduced

The 2019 WPTC world production estimate is down to 37 million tonnes as two largest processing countries, California and Italy, reduce their...
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AMITOM: Crop situation as of 17 July 2019

Portugal The weather remains unstable with temperatures fluctuating a lot, from very hot one day to cool another. The harvest will start during...
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AMITOM & WPTC : Crop situation as of 28 June 2019

The latest global production estimate before the beginning of the harvest in the Northern hemisphere is 37.5 million metric tonnes at the...
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The 2019 season: processing prospects as of 16 May

The Tomato News Conference hosted in Avignon provided the opportunity for operators of the worldwide industry to update on the processing prospects...
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1979-2019: AMITOM is 40 years old

 "AMITOM has already a long and mature history dated from 16th May 1979 when it was founded.  Below, I would like to invite you...
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WPTC Crop update as of 29 March 2019

  AMITOM members in the EU In France, the board of SONITO met this week and established that the surface planted will be quite...
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The tomato processing industry will meet at Cibus Tec in October 2019

Cibus Tec confirms the powerful partnership with AMITOM (Mediterranean International Association of the Processing Tomato) and WPTC...
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