Today Zagreb Fair saw the closing of the fairs CROAGRO, International Fair of Agriculture, Agricultural Equipment and Machinery and Food and Healthy Living Fairs.
A total of 416 exhibitors from 32 countries were presented.
The fairs were inaugurated by the Mayor of the City of Zagreb, Mr. Tomislav Tomašević, who stated: "It is a great honor for me that the City of Zagreb has traditionally sponsored the International Fair of Agriculture, Agricultural Equipment and Machinery CroAgro and the Food and Healthy Living Fairs. Agriculture is a strategic branch of the economy in the Republic of Croatia. We in the City of Zagreb support the production of local food, i.e. short supply chains, the strategy From farm to fork and in particular we support the growing share of agricultural production under ecological cultivation."
Zagreb Fair Director, Mrs. Renata Suša, pointed out: “The fair that agriculture deserves has the best agriculture has to offer, and together with the Food and Healthy Living Fairs there is a complete offer From farm to fork. This term records the growth of fair indicators year after year and forms a sound basis for positioning the fair as the central national agricultural event in the Republic of Croatia”.
A large attention at fairs was devoted to expert lectures featuring local and international experts. Lectures on current topics in the field of agriculture were given by the Faculty of Agriculture in Zagreb and the Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences in Osijek. The Croatian Chamber of Agriculture held a three-day education for farmers - beneficiaries of IAKS measures for rural development and young farmers, who are obliged to attend the mentioned education in order to exercise their right to payment.
The trademark of the Food and Healthy Living Fair was, as always, a diverse and high-quality programme with numerous interesting and educational lectures, seminars, congresses, presentations and workshops. This year there were over 200 hours of excellent programme for visitors. The first professional manual on apitherapy for children and the world innovation Apipedagogy was presented, visitors enjoyed numerous workshops where they could acquire knowledge ranging from cooking to various relaxation techniques. Younity Croatia held lectures and workshops with the biggest domestic and foreign names in the field of spirituality and conscious living, and Gong Puja, the unique playing of several Gongs that takes place at night and lasts seven and a half hours, took place this year for the tenth, jubilee time. Saturday afternoon programme with Krešimir Mišak called Border Areas of Science attracted a large number of attendees as usual.
Visitors could see two exhibitions: an exhibition of works made using the dotting technique prepared by people with disabilities from the City of Samobor in cooperation with Kreativni Brlog, and an attractive exhibition of vintage tractors.