The CSIF is the professional federation of French fresh fruits and vegetables importers. Our members companies import and distribute tropical, exotic and out-of-season fruits and vegetables CSIF brings together 1.5 million tonnes, for a turnover of 1.5 billion euros, or about 70% of fruits and vegetables from third countries marketed in France.
For more information: https://csif.eu/
Interfel was founded in 1976 and encompasses all the fresh fruit and vegetables production trades. Every aspect is represented: production, shipping, import, export, wholesaling, distribution (large supermarkets, specialized businesses, and institutional restaurants). As a private organization by law and initiative, Interfel is a recognized National Interprofessional Farming Association under French rural law, and under the European Union, since 21 November 1996, as part of the single CMO (Common Market Organization).
THE CHALLENGES OF THE SECTOR
– Rebuilding competitiveness on the national and international levels.
– Supporting and developing the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables.
– Supporting the market share of our production in consumption in France and developing that of our operators on the foreign markets.
– Strengthening the support given to research, experiment, and innovation actions of the sector.
Mercabarna, the food hub of Southern Europe
Mercabarna is the largest wholesale food market in Barcelona (almost 600 businesses operating within its premises), serving as a crucial hub for the distribution of fresh produce, seafood, and meat in the region. In addition to its core functions as a wholesale market, Mercabarna also serves as a knowledge and innovation hub, offering educational programs, research facilities, and networking opportunities to promote entrepreneurship and advancements in the food industry.
For more information: www.mercabarna.es/en/
Saveurs Commerce is the National Federation of Specialized, local, Food Shops in France. It represents fruit and vegetables traders, whether in stores or on markets. Saveurs Commerce helps to bring together and promote the profession to public authorities and consumers.
For more information: https://www.saveurs-commerce.fr/
The National Union of Importers/Exporters of Fruits and Vegetables – Saint-Charles, (SNIFL-SC) is a professional association law 1884, based on Saint-Charles International in Perpignan, the first European platform for Marketing, Transport and Logistics in fruit and vegetables.
The SNIFL currently brings together 74 companies involved in the trading of fruit and vegetables (import/export) and 49 “Associate Member” companies (These associate members are transporters/logisticians, Ssii, training centers, equipment manufacturers, organizations financial, etc., etc.).
The SNIFL adheres to all the major structures in the sector, such as INTERFEL at the National level or FRESHFEL at the European level. The Syndicate is also represented, via FRESHFEL, at the European Commission in Brussels by two experts within the framework of the Observatory of Fruits and Vegetables.
They support EGEA
ISHS – International Society for Horticultural Science
The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) is the world’s leading independent organization of horticulturists acting as a globally recognized and sought-after platform for research, science-based information exchange and collaboration in support of sustainable innovation in horticulture.
For more information: https://www.ishs.org/
Académie d’agriculture de France
The Académie d’agriculture de France brings its academic year to a close, with summer opening up to us all. The past year has been rich in sessions and colloquia, both for the Academy and for the partnerships to which Aprifel belongs. The level of activity is growing fast, with reports, academic notes, Encyclopedia online files and a website that is updated daily.The CESE held a plenary session on “Expectations and societal issues linked to new genomic techniques”, for which the Académie was auditioned. The Académie responded to two European Union public consultations, one on rewriting the genome, the second on soils.Enlightening society and decision-makers remains the Académie’s major objective.
For more information: https://www.academie-agriculture.fr/
The African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD) was established as part of the global reforms geared at improving the Union’s impact and operational efficiency. The mandate of AUDA-NEPAD is to: a) Coordinate and Execute priority regional and continental projects to promote regional integration towards the accelerated realisation of Agenda 2063; and b) Strengthen capacity of African Union Member States and regional bodies, advance knowledge-based advisory support, undertake the full range of resource mobilisation and serve as the continent’s technical interface with all Africa’s development stakeholders and development partners.
For more information: https://www.nepad.org/
The International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) is a global organization that has been at the forefront of promoting and advancing nutrition science for over 75 years. IUNS is a union of over 80 Adhering Bodies members representing nutrition scientists from all corners of the globe.
The organization was established in 1948 with a mission to promote advancement in nutrition science, research and development through international cooperation at the global level. As well as encouraging communication and collaboration among nutrition scientists as well as to disseminate information in nutritional sciences through modern communication technology.
The highlight of IUNS activities is the International Congress of Nutrition which has become the premier global conference on nutrition science. Every 4 years the ICN brings together nutrition professionals from all over the world to share their research, discuss current issues and challenges in the field and promote evidence-based nutrition policies. The next IUNS – ICN, hosted by Société Française de Nutrition and the French Federation of Nutrition will focus on “ Sustainable Food for Global Health” and takes place in Paris, France from 24th – 29th August 2025.
For more information: https://iuns.org/
African Nutrition Society
Established in 2008, the African Nutrition Society (ANS) is a registered scientific professional body, a learned society formed by nutritional scientists, food scientists and other health professionals working in, and with an interest in the nutrition agenda for Africa. ANS was established as an umbrella organization among others, to develop and promote the nutrition profession in Africa and to oversee the Africa nutritional Epidemiology conferences (ANEC) which have been running since 2002.
For more information: https://www.ansnet.org/en/
ECOG, European Childhood Obesity Group
The European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) is a pan-European group of professionals dealing with childhood obesity and overweight. ECOG brings together experts from across the board including paediatricians, psychologists, nutritionists, geneticists, physical activity experts, economists and many more.
The group was founded in 1991 and its mission is to help the European community at large to fully understand the health, social, psychological and economic impacts of childhood obesity. The group is a great platform for networking, supporting research and spreading education.
For more information: https://www.ecog-obesity.eu/
Agridées is a French independent think tank in agriculture and agribusiness that engages and shares reflections and recommendations on strategic issues to help decision-makers seize opportunities addressing the challenges of the 21st century.
As an independent and a non-political organization, with humanity and progress as its core values, Agridées is committed to flexible and empowering advances that enable stakeholders to express their talents and potentials, and thus to achieve the cross-cutting objective for agriculture and agribusiness to fulfill a strategic role.
Throughout the year, Agridées organizes events of various formats and working groups with a view to generating and disseminating ideas, proposals, and to raising questions surrounding essential changes in the agricultural industry as it enters the 21st century.
For more informations: www.agridees.com
VEGEPOLYS VALLEY, international plant cluster, gathers actors of the whole plant sector, from genetics to using (600 members). The cluster boosts and supports the innovation co-designing from upstream to downstream. In order to meet the environmental, economic and social stakes, VEGEPOLYS VALLEY wants to be the leading international plant cluster for more competitive, qualitative, environment and health-friendly agricultures. The cluster supports an average of 70 innovative projects per year. The cluster supports the EGEA symposium because it is perfectly in line with cluster’ ambition.
For more informations: https://www.vegepolys-valley.eu/en/
Végéphyl is an association designed whose aim is to promote scientific exchanges and information based on the reliable references and the experience of its members, in order to protect plants sustainably for the benefit of mankind and his food.It is made up of 11 thematic Commissions (pests and beneficials, plant diseases, weed management, alternative methods etc.). Végéphyl organizes a thematic conference each year, and also offers training courses in experimentation, biocontrol, entomology (…).
For more informations: https://www.vegephyl.fr/
Institut Pasteur de Lille
The « Institut Pasteur de Lille » is a private foundation recognized as being of public utility, created in 1894. It belong to the Pasteur Institute network (32 in the world, 2 in France). Its aim is to improve human health and to fight against non communicable and infectious diseases thanks to fundamental research and to prevention for « a better and longer life ». Nutrition is a one of the major means of action for that purpose.
For more informations: https://pasteur-lille.fr/
Federation of European Nutrition Societies
FENS is an umbrella organisation whose members are the national nutrition societies from 27 European countries. Members of those societies are mainly, though not exclusively, academic nutrition scientists. The main interest of FENS is on nutrition research and education. FENS aims to promote the advancement in nutrition science, research and development through international cooperation. Supports and promotes activities of its member societies. FENS hosts a summer school, co-ordinates three regional task forces (Mediterranean, Nordic, Eastern), interacts and collaborates with other similar organisations in the “diet and health” space, represents the discipline in various stakeholder fora (EFSA, JPI HDHL, era4health), hosts a Presidential activity (“improving standards in the science of nutrition”), and hosts a conference every 4 years. The next conference is in Belgrade in November 2023 (14th EUROPEAN NUTRITION CONFERENCE FENS 2023, BELGRADE SERBIA
For more informations: https://fensnutrition.org/