“It is very important that at this time of crisis in the food market, the Novi Sad Agriculture Fair is back in full swing,” said the Italian Ambassador to Serbia, Mr Carlo Lo Cascio, while announcing the presence of a number of Italian companies at the Fair which is starting in a few days (May 21-27) in Novi Sad.
A total of 24 Italian companies will exhibit at the Fair, including manufacturers of agricultural machinery and spare parts, fruit seedlings, equipment for the sorting and packaging of fruit and vegetables, poles for viticulture and fruit growing, pumps, and greenhouses.
“The food crisis forces us to think once again about the agricultural sector through the lens of new technological solutions and modernized production,” Ambassador Lo Cascio added.
The Italian ambassador expressed his satisfaction with the fact that the value of trade between Serbia and Italy reached a record 4.1 billion euros in 2021. According to him, the trade could be even more successful this year because it already amounted to 1.1 billion euros in the first quarter.
“Italy is trying to contribute in all sectors with its innovative solutions. Our plan is also to nominate Rome to host the EXPO 2030 event,” Ambassador Lo Cascio underlined.
The director of the office of the Italian Agency for the Promotion of Economic Cooperation in Belgrade and Podgorica, Antonio Ventresca, announced that Italy intends to be the Novi Sad Fair partner country again next year, as well as in 2015, 2016, and 2019.
“This is the tenth time that we have put together a collective presentation of our companies. I would also like to mention that half of these companies are coming to Novi Sad for the first time,” Mr. Ventresca said, adding that the gathering of the agricultural sector will continue in Bologna in autumn of this year, when 30 Balkan companies will exhibit at the prestigious Agricultural Machinery Fair from November 9 to 13.
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