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AMITOM


Mediterranean International Association of the Processing Tomato



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1328 route de Loriol
84170, MONTEUX
France

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

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 Mr. Manuel Vazquez (Spain) and its Vice-President is Mr. Dimitris Nomikos (Greece). 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 (www.wptc.to).
  • 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 www.worldtomatocongress.com). The congresses are organized in cooperation with WPTC (www.wptc.to), ISHS (www.ishs.org) 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 (www.lycocard.com). AMITOM also took part in the BIOACTVE-NET project looking at ways to extract bio-active compounds from tomato processing wastes (www.bioactive-net.com) and in the French project FLONUDEP (flonudep.iamm.fr) 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.
In the news

The 2019 season: processing prospects as of 16 May

28/05/2019
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

15/05/2019
 "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

01/04/2019
  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

20/03/2019
Cibus Tec confirms the powerful partnership with AMITOM (Mediterranean International Association of the Processing Tomato) and WPTC...
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Proceedings of the 15th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato

19/02/2019
The Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Processing Tomato, which was held in Greece in June June 2018, alongside the 13th...
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The 2019 season: Processing intentions

18/02/2019
Are we finally headed toward a reasonable increase? Within just a few days of each other, the European Commission published its report on...
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The 2019 Tomato News Conference preliminary program

07/02/2019
  Preliminary program and speakers  The outline program of the first Tomato News Conference is as follows: ...
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AMITOM: a new board of administrators

22/01/2019
In compliance with the constitution it adopted almost forty years ago, the AMITOM – Mediterranean International Association of the Processing...
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AMITOM: early production prospects for 2019

21/01/2019
A return to cautious optimism? The General Meeting of the AMITOM held in Rome at the beginning of January was the opportunity to add some...
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2018 Provisional end-of-season results

30/10/2018
34.3 million mT: Worldwide processing at its lowest level for the past five years   WPTC Crop update as of 25 October 2018 Provisional...
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WPTC Crop update as of 28 September 2018

01/10/2018
Worldwide processing drops below 34 million tonnes A new drastic review of 2018 processing prospects was published in the final days of...
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WPTC: Crop update as of 14 September

17/09/2018
Massive confirmation of the previously announced drop in production AMITOM countries of the EU Portugal As of mid-September, the season is...
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Back from the World Congress...

27/06/2018
Tomato products are « Super Foods »! The 13th World Processing Tomato Congress that ended on 15 June in Athens clearly took note of...
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2018 Season: Processing forecast down again to less than 36 million mT

18/06/2018
The latest World Processing Tomato Congress, which was held in Greece and ended on June 15th, was an opportunity to revise down the production...
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2017: A reasoned output for the worldwide industry

12/06/2018
The final production figures released by WPTC in February 2018 estimate that a total 37.8 million metric tonnes (mT) of tomatoes were processed...
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WPTC Crop update as of 30 March 2018

31/03/2018
2018 global processing forecast amount to 37.04 million mT This year, the processing intentions and the first season forecasts will have...
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AMITOM: Production forecast as of 22 January 2018

25/01/2018
European Union Greece Negotiations have not started yet but it is expected that the surface planted should remain c. 5000 ha which would mean a...
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WPTC Crop update as of 12 October 2017, revised

16/10/2017
Good weather in September in many countries, including notably Italy and Spain, allowed to make up for the quantities impacted by the heatwaves at...
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WPTC crop update as of 29 September 2017

29/09/2017
The processing season is nearing its end in most Northern hemisphere countries and it looks like the total production could be only just over 37...
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WPTC crop update as of 15 September 2017

15/09/2017
The latest forecast released by the WPTC on 15 September maintains the global production at 37.6 million metric tonnes for the 2017 season....
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Cibus Tec 2019

21/10/2019 to 25/10/2019
Cibus Tec confirms the powerful partnership with AMITOM (Mediterranean International Association of the Processing Tomato) and WPTC...
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The Tomato Day Conference

24/10/2019 to 24/10/2019
During CibusTec 2019, AMITOM & WPTC join forces with Fiere di Parma to organise a free half day conference on the latest topics...
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