IFPA launches Southern Hemisphere Commodities Task Force

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is launching the Southern Hemisphere Commodities Working Group Series to provide interactive virtual workshops for IFPA members in key markets of Brazil, Chile, Mexico, from Peru and South Africa.

The sessions will discuss pre-season scenarios, current market trends and international challenges. The first in the series will debut on May 26, 2022 with the Avocado Task Force. During the session, speakers will provide season updates from across the Southern Hemisphere.

The speakers of the May 26 working group will be: Ligia Falange Carvalho, President of the Brazilian Lawyers Association; Francisco Contardo, Executive Director of the Lawyer Committee of Chile AG; José Luis Gallardo Anguiano, President, APEAM, AC; Juan Carlos Paredes, President, Prohass Peru; and Derek Donkin, CEO of the South African Subtropical Growers’ Association.

Event attendees will also have the opportunity to share their learnings, focusing on logistics, sustainability, market development and branding.

“We are delighted to have a number of experts join us across key markets in the Southern Hemisphere,” said Natalia Gamarra, Director of International Membership Relations at IFPA.

“The ability to connect across the supply chain in these regions means our members can not only benefit from learning about the latest market trends and global updates, they will also be able to connect and share resources and critical insights with other members across the globe.”

The program is open and free to all IFPA members. For those who wish to participate, they can contact their local country manager or register online.

Brazil: Valeska Oliveira – [email protected]

Chile and Peru: Ivan Correa – [email protected]

Mexico: Ruben Ramirez – [email protected]

South Africa: Lianne Jones – [email protected]

The event is sponsored by Agricolleges International.

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