On 1st March, the International Summit to celebrate 60 years of the Common Agricultural Policy

Verona, 24th January 2022. To date, 500 direct exhibitors from 11 countries (Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States) will be taking part in the 115th edition of Fieragricola, the international agricultural exhibition scheduled for 2nd – 5th March at VeronaFiere.

The confirmed transversal format of Fieragricola, which will occupy ten exhibition halls inside Verona’s Expo Centre, will promote agriculture in a multifunctional key with a now consolidated subdivision into the various sectors: agricultural mechanics, zootechnics, specialised crops with high added value such as vineyards and orchards, professional services for the primary sector, energy from renewable agricultural sources, a dynamic external area and a new exhibition on digital transition. To date, the show will occupy 10 halls.

Great attention will also be paid to zootechnics, one of the main pillars of the event, with the 20th edition of the International Dairy Show featuring the Holstein, Red Holstein and Jersey breeds, the 53rd Brown cattle breed exhibition and the Original Brown exhibition, events that will attract breeders from several European countries and spotlight the progress of genomic research, aimed at improving the morphology, fertility and longevity of cows in terms of higher milk productivity and environmental sustainability. The exhibition will include all the latest ideas for improving animal welfare, technologies for livestock shed automation, as well as the animal feed segment, opportunities linked to the circular economy and the economic and environmental valorisation of wastewater. Solutions that are currently more topical than ever in the face of increases in energy and fertiliser prices.

Rescheduling the dates of the event (initially programmed for 26th – 29th January 2022) also affected the International Summit to celebrate the first 60 years of the Common Agricultural Policy, which has been applied since 1962 and was already a key element in the 1957 Treaty of Rome, which sanctioned the birth of the European Economic Community (EEC) between Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

The Summit will now take place on 1st March at Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Piazza Bra, Verona, and will provide an opportunity to outline the challenges that the reformed Common Agricultural Policy, set to come into force on 1st January 2023, is facing as well as to take a closer look at the vision of agriculture in 2050.

The agricultural sector is called upon to identify the most efficient solutions not only to increase production, food safety and quality, but also to combat the effects of climate change, safeguard the landscape and biodiversity, support generational change and develop dynamic rural areas while reducing environmental impact and atmospheric emissions.

Founded in Verona in 1898, Fieragricola has always accompanied the evolution of agriculture by promoting useful innovations and fostering dialogue between the primary sector’s main players and institutions. It has become one of the most prestigious events on the international scene, thanks also to its transversal yet specialised approach.

The 115th edition of Fieragricola is also known as a strategic platform for training with over 80 conferences, workshops and in-depth studies dedicated to the future of agriculture, sustainable management, occupational safety, organic farming, digital agriculture, precision zootechnics, biostimulants, produce yield improvement, animal welfare, NRRP measures for agricultural supply chains and the management of water and environmental resources (the complete list of conferences can be found on www.fieragricola.it).

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