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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
Contact email : Click to see email address
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 2022 ( 
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WPTC crop update as of 3 June 2022

The latest figures collected from WPTC members set the early June world production estimate for 2022 at about 38.8 million metric tonnes,...
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Climate change and its effects on Europe, the USA and Latin America

From the presentation given by Fernando Santibáñez Quezada, Professor at the Universidad de Chile, during the 14th World Processing...
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What is happening? What can we expect?

“Those who failed to learn from history are doomed to repeat it” From the presentation given by Martin Stilwell, during the 14th World...
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The next WPTC congress to be held in Budapest

During the closing session of the WPTC congress on 25 March, the announcement was made that the 15th World Processing Tomato Congress and 17th ISHS...
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WPTC first global forecast for the 2022 crop

The outlook for global processing for the 2022 season stands at 39.7 million metric tonnes according to the WPTC estimate released on 15 March...
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WPTC crop update as of 15 February 2022

The tomato harvest is currently progressing well  in most countries in the Southern hemisphere.  Argentina The expectation has been...
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WPTC Crop update as of 10 January 2022

Southern hemisphere Argentina A total of 7,700 hectares were planted for a forecast of 640,000 tonnes to be processed. The harvest started on...
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WPTC congress in San Juan: new dates of 20-24 March 2022

Change of dates: The 14th World Tomato Processing Congress and the 16th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato will take place on 20 to...
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WPTC: 2021 crop estimated at 38.7 million tonnes

The preliminary results of the 2021 season as communicated by industry operators during a WPTC meeting on 21 October 2021 establish the world...
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WPTC Crop update as of 1 October 2021

The 2021 harvest is now ending in most countries with the only major uncertainty remaining being the actual volume which will be processed in...
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WPTC Crop update as of 17 September 2021

The harvest continues in most countries, and as it is the case every year, the final volume processed will depend on the weather conditions over...
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Obituary: Takashi Tsutsumi

Mr. Takashi Tsutsumi, Executive Director of the Japan Tomato Processors Assocation (JTPA), passed away in the early morning of 5 July 2021 at the...
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WPTC crop update as of 23 July 2021

As the tomato processing season is starting in many Northern hemisphere countries, the global forecast remains unchanged at 38.8 million tonnes....
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WPTC Crop update as of 2 July 2021

As of July 2, the information collected by the WPTC makes virtually no change to the global processing outlook established in early June; the...
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Tomato News Conference (June 8, 2021): Martin Stilwell

Martin Stilwell: Optimism, Euphoria, or Stability?   “After having heard others talk about optimism and euphoria, I wanted...
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WPTC Crop update as of 1 June 2021

Global tomato processing volume now expected at 38.9 million metric tonnes The latest clarifications made by the WPTC to the 2021...
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WPTC Crop update as of 2 April 2021

According to the latest estimate of processing intentions collected by the WPTC as of April 2, global activity is expected to be around 38.9...
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2021 season: WPTC forecast as of February 16

WPTC members met online on 16 February to establish the preliminary world production forecast for the year 2021. The global estimate is currently...
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First WPTC forecasts for the 2021 season

The WPTC will only release its first global world production estimate mid-February but a preliminary forecast is already available from some...
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Mike Montna elected President of WPTC

During its Annual General Meeting held online on 22 October 2020, WPTC members elected Mike Montna as President of WPTC. Mike Montna has been...
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15th World Processing Tomato Congress and 17th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato

10/06/2024 to 16/06/2024
During the closing session of the last WPTC congress, the announcement was made that the 15th World Processing Tomato Congress and 17th ISHS...
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