Tiranë on 16th July 2014
The first International Exhibition of Agricultural Machinery for the South-Eastern Europe (EIMA South – East Europe) was organized at the premises of the Congress Hall in Tirana from 13th to 15th July 2014.
This exhibition which is dedicated to the agricultural mechanization and equipment for the agricultural industry “made in Italy” was organized by the National Rural Authority (NRA) and FederUnacoma (The Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers), with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration and in cooperation with the Agricultural University of Tirana, Fiera del Levante and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari.
During his visit in the exhibition, Mr. Edmond Panariti, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration, said that: “It is the first time that such an exhibition has been hosted in Albania presenting an integral offer of agricultural machineries which cover the entire production cycle, starting from land ploughing, sowing, sprinkling, packaging up to marketing, which is very encouraging. Of course, these are all high-tech machineries which guarantee a high quality of works in agriculture, in the collection, packaging, labeling, and processing of products, thus providing a serious and interesting offer not only to all farmers, agro-processors, merchants and distributers but to the Albanian food industry as well.”
The Albanian Development Fund was one of the forty (40) participants in this exhibition, as one of the most recent projects being implemented by the ADF is the project financed by the IPA Adriatic Cross-Border Cooperation Programme entitled “IPATECH Miniaturization technology: synergies of research and innovation to enhance the economic development of the Adriatic.”
The general objective of the Project is to strengthen research and innovation competences in the agro-food sector in order to contribute to competitiveness & increase the development of the Adriatic area through economic, social & institutional cooperation.
The aim of participation in this exhibition was to introduce the Project to an audience committed in the sector of the agro-business and increase awareness about investment projects in this sector.
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