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World Processing Tomato Concil

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

+33 6 07 12 58 29
Contact name : Sophie Colvine
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The World Processing Tomato Council (WPTC) is an international non-profit organization representing the tomato processing industry. Currently, its members represent more than 95% of the volume of tomatoes processed worldwide.
The organization was created in May 1998 during the 3rd World Processing Tomato Congress held in Pamplona (Spain).
The World Processing Tomato Council is constituted by professional growers and/or processors organizations representative of their production area. It is headquartered in Avignon (France) and currently chaired by Dimitris Nomikos (Greece). Mike Montna (California) and Jason Fritsch (Australia) are the two Vice-Presidents. Sophie Colvine is the General Secretary.
Professional organizations from the following countries were the founding members of the Council: AMITOM countries (France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey), Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, California. These countries have since been joined by Egypt, Japan, China, South Africa and Peru, and by AMITOM's associate members in Algeria, Iran, Hungary, Malta, Russia, Syria and Ukraine.

WPTC organises the World Processing Tomato Congresses and ISHS Symposiums on the Processing Tomato every two years. The last ones were held in Greece in June 2018 and the next will take place in San Juan, Argentina in March 2020 ( 
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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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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 16 December 2019

Slight adjustments in preliminary results made the 2019 global processed quantities were revised from 37,379 million metric tonnes (as of 19...
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WPTC Crop update as of 19 November 2019

The end of the season brought some slight changes in the results of a few major processing countries and to the 2019 global total. As of November...
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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 Crop update as of 27 September 2019

The month of September did not bring any major changes in the WPTC's global processing forecast. With 36.332 million mT, the 2019 global...
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WPTC Crop update as of 16 August 2019

AMITOM members in the EU In France, there is nothing special since the last report. All the factories are now open, and the intake is normal....
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WPTC crop update as of 2 August 2019

The harvest has now started in most of the northern hemisphere and WPTC members reported only minor changes in their latest bimonthly update...
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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 & 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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New website feature: The WPTC database of researchers

Although for the last 29 years now, WPTC congresses and ISHS symposiums on the processing tomato have been held together, the interaction between...
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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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WPTC Southern Hemisphere Crop update as of 27 February 2019

WPTC crop update as of 27 February 2019 In Australia, the harvest is progressing well, with continued fine, warm weather. Fruit quality is...
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Proceedings of the 15th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato

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

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

  Preliminary program and speakers  The outline program of the first Tomato News Conference is as follows: ...
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14th World Processing Tomato Congress & 16th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato

08/11/2020 to 12/11/2020
The 14th World Processing Tomato Congress and 16th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato which was due to take place in San Juan (Argentina)...
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