THE WORLD APPLE AND PEAR ASSOCIATION

 

Welcome to the website of the

World Apple and Pear Association
(WAPA)

 

WAPA is an industry body established in 2001 representing major apple and pear producing countries globally. The Association provides a forum for discussion and pools members to provide a louder voice for the sectors.

 

All work undertaken is to improve producing countries´ business activities and increase demand for apples and pears, whilst ensuring a fair return for producers.

 

To achieve these common goals, WAPA holds regular meetings and carries out a range of diverse projects, market analyses and initiatives to allow members to react to changing market trends.

 

WAPA has a yearly-elected President and a permanent secretariat based in Brussels.

 

MEMBERS

WAPA is the only international apple and pear organisation solely focused on both industries. WAPA is a forum to share production and storage information as well as to discuss marketing factors and conditions.

Quick Facts

Apples and Pears are together the second most produced fruit in the world. In 2008 production stood at 86.4 million tons, behind watermelons with 94.5 million tons and ahead of bananas with 86 million tons.

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