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Canning fruit study tour and attendance at the 8th World Canned Deciduous Fruit Conference, California, 2007 (CF06003)

Key research provider: Canned Fruits Industry Council of Australia
Publication date: January, 2008

This is a final research report from Hort Innovation’s historical archives. Please note that as these reports may date back as far as the 1990s, the content and recommendations within them may be superseded by more recent research.

What was it all about?

The World conference was held in Sacramento California USA, from the 15 to 19 of April 2007 and was attended by delegates from the major canned fruit producing countries, including Argentina, Chile, Greece, South Africa, Spain and the United States.

Also in attendance were observers from Russia and the England. The previous conference was held in Santiago Chile in November 2004. Each country reported on the current state of their industry with regards to fresh production, and canned production.

Matters of importance to emerge from the country reports were the expected return of to full production in Greece following two years of very poor crops due to frost. The cost pressures that were emerging in the California for orchard and factory labour, at the time, were looming as a major concern for their fruit industry. The growth in exports from China and the continuing low value of the US$ against the currencies of other exporting countries was impacting on all exporters.

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Funding statement:
This project was funded by Hort Innovation (then Horticulture Australia Limited) with the financial support of Canned Fruits Industry Council of Australia.

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