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In the setting of the Siam agricultural fair, a press conference to present EIMA 2024 was held on 24 April, in Meknés. (Image source: EIMA)

Organised by FederUnacoma, in Bologna from 6-10 November, the 46th edition of EIMA 2024 offers a plethora of innovations to Moroccan operators

Innovations like the REAL space—a space dedicated to robots, drones and more generally, to all those highly automated technologies—are capable of increasing production yields, improving the sustainability of crops and optimising the use of production factors. 

These are requirements that are truly stringent for the agriculture of the North African state of Morocco, which is particularly exposed to the consequences of climate change. Reduction of water supply sources, soil impoverishment, loss of productivity and decline in agricultural incomes are the main challenges that Moroccan agriculture has been facing positively in recent years.

Keeping this in mind, the focus on innovation continues with the usual exhibition of the winning models of the ‘Technical Innovations 2024’ competition and with the numerous in-depth technical meetings on the most relevant issues for the primary sector and for the world of agricultural machinery. 

Technology will also be the protagonist in the spaces outside the pavilions, in the outdoor areas where the show of the finalist tractors of the Tractor of the Year will be staged, as well as demonstrations of vehicles for bioenergy supply chains, trials of gardening and green care machines.

To date, more than 1,500 companies—500 of which from abroad—have already formalised their participation in the event, but the number is destined to grow further in the coming weeks, bringing the total number of exhibitors to the highest levels in the history of the exhibition.

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Aviana's International Poultry Expo will be kicking off on 12 September in Madagascar. (Image source: Aviana))

From 12-15 September this year, Aviana will be organising the International Poultry Expo at the Le Plus Grand Hall in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Being the world’s 47th largest country and the fourth-largest island, the country has enormous potential in the livestock and fisheries sector. 

Livestock is widespread, with about 60% of rural families depending on it for their income. Animal production is dominated by extensive livestock rearing, pigs and poultry. There is also a growing modern poultry industry around the main cities.

The fisheries sector on the other hand, has more prominence along Madagascar’s western coast, particularly in the province of Toliara. There is also a good potential for the development of shrimps and prawns rising and for freshwater aquaculture, mainly for common carp and tilapia, in paddy fields, ponds and cages. 

According to statistics from 2008, the overall meat production was estimated at 251,000 tonnes; milk at 530,000 tonnes and hen eggs at 19,000 tonnes. In regard to fishery and aquaculture, production totalled to 130,000 tonnes in 2008. Moreover, around 35,000 tonnes of fishery products are exported every year, with more than 50% of these being exported toward European countries, and the rest toward Japan, Mauritius and some Asian countries.

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The organisers of agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia are delighted to unveil the 2024 event scheduled to take place from 16-18 May in Addis Ababa. (Image source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG)

The sixth edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia is scheduled to run from 16-18 May 2024 at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa

Agriculture is the backbone of Ethiopia's economy and continues to contribute 33% of GDP, provide 66% of employment and generate 76% of the country's annual exports. According to the ATA Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency, agriculture has grown at an annual rate of 9%, reaching a value of US$36bn over the past five years. In addition, the country is also the second largest importer of plastics in primary form in East and Central Africa. 

Following the resounding success of the June 2023 edition, which saw 3,558 trade visitors flocking from across Ethiopia and neighboring nations, the organisers of agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia are delighted to unveil the 2024 event. Spearheaded by fairtrade Messe, the renowned German trade show specialists, and their Ethiopian partners Prana Events, this premier gathering is set to serve Ethiopia’s vibrant agriculture, food, beverage, plastics, printing and packaging industries.

With exhibitors representing China, Ethiopia, France, India, Italy, Kenya, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, the stage is set for another compelling showcase of innovation and collaboration.

agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia 2024 enjoys the strong support of the Ethiopian government comprising the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Industry, Chemical and Construction Inputs Research and Development Centre and the Ethiopian Food, Beverage, Research and Development Centre. Internationally, the event also receives suupport from institutions such as the AHK Delegation of German Industry and Commerce for Eastern Africa, Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Trade and the embassies of Germany, France, India, Italy and Türkiye, among others. 

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FieldOps New Holland. (Image source: CNH)

At this year's Agrishow 2024, New Holland is presenting FieldOps, a versatile and easy-to-use farm management web and mobile platform available for operators worldwide

The platform brings real-time monitoring, remote display viewing and intuitive user interface together into one comprehensive package to enhance how farming operations manage their data overall. New Holland FieldOps is designed to simplify a customer’s entire workflow from the moment they connect to their machines all the way through to post-season analysis. Its all-new interface streamlines workflows, simplifies farm management, and makes data accessible from anywhere.

Instead of using multiple apps to manage their mixed fleet, customers will be able to view and monitor all their machines in one place, centralizing tools like New Holland PLM Connect into one platform. This gives customers easier access to their field and farm data and provides any connected operator the ability to manage their machines from anywhere at any time, via FieldOps’ mobile or web platform.

FieldOps’ key features include real-time machine monitoring—including precise location and duty status—,remote view of in-cab displays for improved operator support, visualisation of agronomic data layers for a specific field over the course of the season and machine health and activity monitoring to quickly spot priority issues.

Bolstering the capabilities of FieldOps is the new collaboration with satellite communications leader, Intelsat, which aims to solve a large customer challenge by providing industrial-grade connectivity that is built for farming. 

The New Holland FieldOps app is currently in its final stages of development and testing, with a full release expected later this year.

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World Food Forum 2024 launch event. (Image source: FAO)

During an event organised at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) headquarters, details surrounding the World Food Forum (WFF) 2024 including this year’s theme: ‘Good food for all, for today and tomorrow’ were unveiled

The event, which is scheduled to be held from 14-18 October, will include sessions dedicated to global youth action, science and innovation and hand-in-hand investment. In addition, WFF 2024 will spotlight the Mid-term Forum of the UN Decade of Family Farming, weaved into youth-led, technical and policy spaces, to celebrate family farming as the backbone of diverse, innovative, and dynamic agrifood systems.

Speaking at the event, Chief Economist and Chair of the FAO Youth Committee, Máximo Torero said, “All events and forums will be completely integrated, turning the week into a truly dynamic and global platform to transform the future of our agrifood systems,” adding, “This will allow us to leverage the power of intergenerational collaboration, partnerships and creativity across policies, science, innovation, education and cultural investments.”

The flagship event will coincide with the annual World Food Day celebration on 16 October, which also marks FAO’s anniversary. 2024 launches the countdown to FAO’s 80th anniversary in 2025.

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