Today the animal farming and bioenergy committee
The 112th edition off Fieragricola, scheduled Wednesday 3-Saturday 6 February 2016, focuses on reviving animal farming and bioenergy and do so by adopting a model that proved to be highly successful in the previous edition covering agricultural engineering, through a steering committee.
This morning, more than 40 entrepreneurs, representatives of organizations, companies, research institutes and opinion leaders met at Veronafiere “to strengthen the international scope of Fieragricola, starting off from a change of dates, which for the first time since 1898 no longer include Sunday,” explained Luciano Rizzi, Agriexpo & Technology area manager.
As regards internationalization, Fieragricola has decided to promote the livestock segment through dedicated figures in the following countries: United Arab Emirates, Morocco and Algeria, the Alpe Adria Region (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Austria), Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Romania, India, Germany, France, Hungary, Switzerland, South-Central Africa (Cameroon, South Africa).
“Animal farming and renewable energy from agricultural sources are the backbone of Fieragricola, together with mechanization, pesticides, multi-function farming, vineyards and orchards,” said Diego Valsecchi, Veronafiere sales director, “and we'd like to define a growth path together with stakeholders.”
Four halls are entirely dedicated to these areas: bioenergy is hosted in Hall 12, while Halls 9 and 10 are home to the livestock exhibitions and related business areas; lastly, Hall 11 is for breeding equipment and products.
Fieragricola's objectives are to offer a broader international scope and closer attention to sustainability in breeding, animal farming and agricultural production.
At the same time, efforts will be made to expand the animal species and product categories on show, promoting the livestock exhibitions on an international scale by involving key national cattle breed associations.
Fieragricola is keen to strengthen renewable energies from agriculture sources as a keystone for improving the competitiveness and efficiency of agricultural enterprises.
The 2016 edition slots into a vital period of verifications in the primary sector, coming almost one year after the abolition of milk quotas (which will terminate next 31 March) and during the initial CAP control stage 2014-2020.