The shortlist of nominees for the 2024 Fruit Logistica Innovation Award (FLIA) has been released by the leading trade show for the global fresh produce business.
Winners of the annual awards for outstanding innovations from the entire fruit and vegetable value chain are chosen exclusively by trade visitors which takes place in Berlin from 7 to 9 February 2024.
Contenders for the 2024 award include a perfectly ripe, peeled avocado with a shelf life of one month, a versatile cross between a cucumber and a squash, a new trailblazer in courgette production, a modern twist on the watermelon, and naturally sweet, pink-red onion.
In addition, a FLIA Technology Award will be presented for the first time in recognition of innovations in the field of Machinery & Technology. Nominees for this award include the world’s smallest self-service asparagus peeler, a mobile app that counts fruit before harvesting, a natural method to prevent whitefly damage in greenhouse veg, an AI-enabled crop trimmer, and a robotic exoskeleton for packhouse workers.
The winner will be announced February 9, 2024.
Source: Fruit Logistica January 8, 2023 news release