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World Processing Tomato Concil

Professional or non-profit 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
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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 Jason Fritsch (Australia). Manuel Vazquez (Spin) and Nick Kastle (California) 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 Japan, China, South Africa and Peru, and by AMITOM's associate members in Egypt, 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 in San Juan, Argentina in March 2022, and the next one is scheduled in Budapest (Hungary) in June 2024 ( 

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The next WPTC congress will be held in Monterey

During the closing ceremony of the WPTC congress in Budapest, the announcement was made that the 16th World Processing Tomato...
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WPTC crop update as of 9 June 2024

AMITOM & WPTC members met in Budapest on 9 June before the start of the congress to discuss the latest world production estimate which now...
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WPTC crop update as of 17 May 2024

While the harvest is finishing in the southern hemisphere, planting is well underway in most northern hemisphere countries, although with delays in...
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First detailed program of the Budapest congress

The provisional program of the 15th World Processing Tomato Congress which will take place in Budapest on 9-12 June 2024 has been released.  ...
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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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Make plans for Budapest in June 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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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 13 October 2023

The 2023 harvest is now over in most regions. The world production estimate is revised slightly upwards but will be adjusted when the WPTC meets in...
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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 30 June 2023

Planting is now mostly finished in the Northern Hemisphere but delays in harvesting are expected in many regions where crop development is late due...
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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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The 2023 season: processing tomato prices 40% higher than in 2022

For the second year running, reference prices negotiated between growers and processors have soared, once again taking the value of processing...
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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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07/06/2026 to 10/06/2026
During the closing ceremony of the 15th World Processing Tomato Congress and 17th International Symposium on Processing...
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