The 15th ISHS symposium on the Processing Tomato will take place alongside the 14th World Processing Tomato Congress.
When the first World Processing Tomato Congress was organised by AMITOM in Avignon in 1989, tomato science and industry pioneered the creation of an institutional framework for dialogue and exchange that was, back then, called “multi-disciplinary and participative” management by organizing it in tandem with the 3rd ISHS Symposium on Processing Tomato. Since then, this effective and fruitful cooperation between Science and Industry has become established with the aim to stimulate discussion and foster new collaborative ventures to ensure a bright future for the tomato processing industry.
The call for papers attracted 68 abstract submissions from researchers from 18 different countries. This confirms the keen interest and enthusiasm the scientific community has for research in the fields of processing tomatoes. The ISHS symposium program has been arranged into 6 oral sessions centred on the following major topics: “Agricultural challenges “, “Irrigation and breeding”, “New tools for quality”, “Tomato and health”, “Agronomic innovations”, “Healthy products for the next generation”, a roundtable on “Research and Industry working together” and a Poster session for one-to-one discussions with the research authors.
Full papers for the majority of the oral and poster presentations will be collated in a special issue of Acta Horticulturaewhich which will be available directly from ISHS.
The full program of the symposium can be downloaded here: