Blackcurrant country associations

Blackcurrant country associations

The International Blackcurrant Association (IBA) has members of different horizons. Some of our members are companies or individuals. But most of them are members of their own blackcurrant country association. These gather together the blackcurrant growers, some include companies from the transforming industry or research institutes.

Other members may be individuals or companies: processors, research institutes conducting projects around blackcurrants: agronomy, variety research, horticulture, sustainable production, health benefits…

All the members of the blackcurrant country associations are automatically members of the IBA.

By 2019, the country associations of the following countries (and their individual members) are part of the IBA:

Blackcurrant associations - members of the IBA

round flag representing a blackcurrant country association in the IBA : Denmark

Denmark

round flag representing a blackcurrant country association in the IBA : France

France

round flag representing a blackcurrant country association in the IBA : Germany

Germany

round flag representing a blackcurrant country association in the IBA : Japan

Japan

round flag representing a blackcurrant country association in the IBA : Netherlands

Netherlands

round flag representing a blackcurrant country association in the IBA : New Zealand

New Zealand

round flag representing a blackcurrant country association in the IBA : Norway

Norway

round flag representing a blackcurrant country association in the IBA : Poland

Poland

round flag representing a blackcurrant country association in the IBA : Ukraine

Ukraine

round flag representing a blackcurrant country association in the IBA : United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Activities of the associations

The associations of the countries above contribute actively to promote blackcurrants, to spread the knowledge about the health benefits of blackcurrants, and to share vital information on optimum blackcurrant growing methods.

For more information on each blackcurrant country (varieties grown, growing surfaces, contact details…), please click on the flag of the country of your interest.

Specificities in each country

If blackcurrants mainly grow in the Northern hemisphere (but also in New Zealand and Tasmania), there are still differences from one country to the other. Not every country grows the same variety. Not every country grows for the same purpose. Generally, the growers in each country plant the varieties and the quantity which corresponds best to the needs of the national industry and consumer habits.

For detailled information, please view each country’s info sheet.