Anthony Snell, President of the International Blackcurrant Association since June 2016, opens the doors of his farm for us. Professionalism, perfection and experience in Herefordshire, UK. Visited in March 2017 The first impression of a visitor at Windmill Hill in Western England will be “WOW”. And it will also be the last impression,
The International Blackcurrant Association has started to collect data from blackcurrant breeding centers. A collection of almost 70 commercially available blackcurrant varieties is now online for IBA members. IBA List of Blackcurrant Varieties Even though the collection is not comprehensive and still needs improvement, the result is already impressive. Thanks to the members of the IBA Agronomy &
Terrible night frost in late April 2017 devastates the blackcurrant farmers’ hope for a good yield. What had looked very promising until mid-April turned into a nightmare for many blackcurrant growers all over Western Europe. The first months of the year had been like every year and weather conditions were good. Two weeks of sunshine
It had been time to sit around a table and talk: the IBA executive meeting in the United Kingdom on 18th and 19th March allowed us to discuss vital subjects in a small committee and with promising results. Usually, the IBA Exec (president, vice-presidents and General Manager) have regular meetings on skype.
How can a company give value to its blackcurrant product? Many juices, nutraceuticals, confectionary, sweets and other products with blackcurrants are in the market worldwide. But nothing allows the customers to identify which are good, better, or just ordinary. The International Blackcurrant Association has therefore decided to create an IBA quality mark. What will the
Do you think that your blackcurrant products are outstanding compared to those of other companies? Or do you produce original things with blackcurrants? Something you think that nobody has ever tried to make? Something so good that you simply want to share it with everyone? Participate in the blackcurrant contest 2018 then! Flashback: contest 2016
The Austria Juice & IBA New Product Development Unit has started its work. Its members have exchanged via Skype, phone calls and emails over the past months. Now, an exciting project is already under preparation: a blackcurrant smoothie contest! 1st Blackcurrant Smoothie Contest in Nuits-Saint-Georges (France) On 7th July, one stage of the Tour