Eleven Dutch companies at the largest international agriculture fair of the West Balkans

Last Friday was the last day of the 90th International Agriculture Fair in Novi Sad – and Dutch agriculture was present in force. At the Orange Pavilion, eleven Dutch companies participated as exhibitors and met with visitors, potential clients and business partners from Serbia, the wider Balkan region, and the world.

The Novi Sad Fair has a long and venerated history. The Netherlands has been present at the fair with the trademark Orange Pavilion since 2007, and this year, Dutch company representatives were among 1,100 other exhibitors from 25 countries. In line with the regional character of the fair, the pavilion also hosted colleagues of the economic departments of the Dutch embassies from the entire region, including from Serbia, Hungary, Albania, North Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Aside from hosting visitors at the Orange Pavilion, the Dutch delegation participated in productive and informative panels, including a workshop organized by the Netherlands Soft Fruit Solutions [GKv1] project on modern growing techniques.

The LAN Hungary-Serbia Team, the organizers of the Dutch exhibition, also held a panel at the fair, titled ”Local sourcing of fruits and vegetables”. In his opening speech, Agriculture Counselor of the Netherlands for Serbia, Hungary, Austria and Montenegro, Koen van Ginneken, highlighted that the fragility of global food supply chains came into light following the COVID-19 pandemic and the War in Ukraine, and that the local sourcing of the food supply is not just the source of a country's food autonomy, but it also creates local jobs and helps with environmental conservation goals in an era of a changing climate. Mr. Ginneken also highlighted the importance of further cooperation between producers, using the right plant varieties and additional investments in storage capacities.

The Dutch Orange Pavilion was a popular destination in the exhibition hall, which many stakeholders from the agriculture and food industries, as well as businesses, growers' organizations and governmental bodies visited – Among others, Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Jelena Tanasković , and Defense Minister and ex-mayor of Novi Sad, Miloš Vučević.

Source: agroberichtenbuitenland.nl

Publication date:

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here

Other news in this sector:

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber

You are using software which is blocking our advertisements (adblocker).

As we provide the news for free, we are relying on revenues from our banners. So please disable your adblocker and reload the page to continue using this site.

Click here for a guide on disabling your adblocker.