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Mediterranean International Association of the Processing Tomato

Professional or non-profit organisation

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  • Interprofessional 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 40 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. Alistair Blake (Turkey) and its Vice-President is Mr. Martin Stilwell (Protugal). 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 14th World Processing Tomato Congress was held (online) in San Juan (Argentina) in March 2022 and the next one will take place in Budatest (Hungary) in June 2024 (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
  • 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 29 March 2024

Planting is starting in most northern hemisphere countries, with small delays due to rains in some regions. Meanwhile, the harvest is nearing the...
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WPTC first global forecast for 2024

The current WPTC world production estimate following discussions during the organization's Annual General Meeting on 13 February stands at 47...
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WPTC crop update as of 25 January 2024

Although the first global production estimate for 2024 will only be available after the WPTC meeting scheduled in Sacramento on 13 February, the...
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WPTC crop update as of 26 October 2023

The preliminary world processing estimate for 2023 stands at 44.2 million tonnes as was established by WPTC members during their last meeting and...
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WPTC crop update as of 29 September 2023

The 2023 harvest is now nearing its conclusion in many countries AMITOM COUNTRIES  EGYPT Summer crop is over with almost lower than...
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WPTC crop update as of 15 September 2023

There is still a significant level of uncertainties as to the final volume which will be processed in many countries where the harvest is...
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WPTC crop update as of 1 September 2023

As of 1st September, the global world production estimate remains just over 42 million tonnes. The harvest is however below the half-way mark in...
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WPTC crop update as of 18 August 2023

The peak of the season has now been reached in most countries and factories are generally reaching full capacity AMITOM COUNTRIES ...
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WPTC crop update as of 4 August 2023

The harvest has now started in most countries but with some delays on the usual schedule in many regions. There are no changes in forecasts. ...
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WPTC crop update as of 24 July 2023

The harvest is starting in most countries at a period where many regions are currently experiencing very high temperatures. There is no change in...
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WPTC crop update as of 12 June 2023

As harvest is now over in the southern hemisphere and planting is finishing in the northern hemisphere, the total forecast for the 2023 season is...
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WPTC crop update as of 29 April 2023

There is no significant change in the volumes expected for 2023 as the harvest is finishing in the southern hemisphere while planting progresses in...
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WPTC crop update as of 31 March 2023

The updated WPTC forecast at the end of March reports an increase in the volume expected to be processed globally in 2023 due notably to...
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WPTC 2023 preliminary crop forecast

During its board meeting held in Sacramento on 14 February, WPTC members established a preliminary forecast of 41.8 million tonnes of tomatoes to...
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WPTC crop update as of 27 January 2023

Although WPTC will only release its preliminary forecast for the 2023 season after its meeting in Sacramento on 14 February, the first...
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The 2022 Tomato News Conference: The 2022 processing season in the AMITOM countries

Transcript of the presentation by Alistair Blake (AMITOM President & Merko, Turkey) during the 2022 Tomato News Conference held in Parma on 25...
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WPTC crop update as of 25 October 2022

WPTC members met in Parma on Tuesday 25 October for their annual end-of-season meeting. During the meeting they established the preliminary world...
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WPTC crop update as of 30 September 2022

As the harvest is reaching its end in most regions, the provisional world production estimate stands at 36,8 million tonnes, nearly 3...
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WPTC crop update as of 16 September 2022

As the 2022 processing is entering its last few weeks in most countries, it becomes apparent that production will not reach the level expected when...
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WPTC crop update as of 19 August 2022

The harvest progresses in most countries but with continued uncertainties regarding the volumes of tomatoes which will be available for the middle...
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15th World Processing Tomato Congress and 17th ISHS Symposium on Processing Tomato

10/06/2024 to 16/06/2024
Six years after the last amazing in-person event on the Greek seas, WPTC is inviting everyone associated to the global tomato processing industry...
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