Record 1,500 exhibitors at Novi Sad agricultural fair

Record 1,500 exhibitors at Novi Sad agricultural fair


The International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad, set to take place on May 9-15, will bring together a record number of 1,500 exhibitors from 60 countries, the organizers announced on Tuesday.

The International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad, set to take place on May 9-15, will bring together a record number of 1,500 exhibitors from 60 countries, the organizers announced on Tuesday.




The partner country for the 82nd International Agricultural Fair is Italy. The participants will for the first time include one of the largest agricultural companies in the United Arab Emirates "Al Dahra".




General Manager of the Novi Sad fair Slobodan Cvetkovic underlined the significance of this event for the agriculture sector in Serbia and the region.




Serbian Minister of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Snezana Bogosavljevic Boskovic said that the ministry will support the national cattle show, the largest exhibition of its kind in the Balkans.




"With the financial support from the ministry and the organizational help from the national association for the development of organic production "Serbia Organica" and the association of Futog cabbage growers "Futoski kupus", the fair will also host an exhibition of organic products," Bogosavljevic Boskovic said.




The Serbian minister of agriculture added that, during the fair, she will hold a number of bilateral meetings with her counterparts from Russia, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Republika Srpska, and Austria.




Italy - partner country of this year's Agricultural Fair




Italy will be the partner country of 82nd International Agricultural Fair held in Novi Sad from May 9 to 15, during which 10 Italian firms will present their products and technologies at the country's pavilion.




Italian Ambassador to Serbia Giuseppe Manzo has said at a press conference announcing the forthcoming fair that, in the field of agriculture, the cooperation between Italy and Serbia is traditionally good.




The fair will showcase Italian firms manufacturing agricultural machinery and equipment, production systems for the dairy, meat and food industry, systems for the post-harvest management of fruits and vegetables, irrigation systems, and those producing seedlings, the Italian ambassador said.




Manzo has said that Serbia will welcome even more Italian investments this year, such as that by Ferrero, but that he would prefer not to disclose any information until arrangements are finalized.