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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 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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WPTC preliminary 2020 global crop estimate

WPTC members met online on 22 October to establish the preliminary world production estimate for the year 2020 as to the crop is now finished in...
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WPTC Crop update as of 2 October 2020

The end of the harvest in several countries has made it possible to clarify the provisional results of the 2020 season. As of October 2, the...
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WPTC Crop update as of 4 September 2020

Impacted by weather conditions, global forecasts reduced by 1 million tonnes   Processing prospects have become clearer as the harvest...
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WPTC Crop update as of 21 August 2020

Global processing forecasts around 39.2 million mT The harvest data collection carried out by the WPTC on August 21 did not bring any noticeable...
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WPTC Crop update as of 7 August 2020

No significant change in harvest forecasts at this time AMITOM countries In Algeria, according to data from the Ministry of...
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WPTC crop update as of 24 July 2020

As the 2020 processing season is starting or about to start in many countries, the global world production estimate remains around 39.3 million...
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WPTC Crop situation as of 3 July 2020

The WPTC world production estimate for 2020 has been raised slightly to 39.2 million metric tonnes, mainly due to the increase of the Chinese...
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WPTC Crop update as of 12 June 2020

As of 12 June, the global processing forecast for the 2020 season show a slight decrease (200,000 metric tonnes or -0.5%) compared to the previous...
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WPTC crop update as of 30 April 2020

The global world production estimate currently stands at 39.25 million metric tonnes but is likely to reduce by the end of May when more...
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2019 Season: Global production in line with early estimates

This dossier is one of the articles which were originally to be published in the "Processed Tomatoes 2020 Yearbook", which all attendees...
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14th World Processing Tomato Congress & 16th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato

06/03/2022 to 10/03/2022
The 14th World Processing Tomato Congress and 16th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato which were due to take place in San Juan...
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