th13th International Agricultural Exhibition Machinery, inputs (Fertilizers, Pesticides, Seeds) and Irrigation

th13th International Agricultural Exhibition

 Machinery, inputs (Fertilizers, Pesticides, Seeds) and Irrigation

April 25-28, 2017

Shiraz, Iran

 

The 13th international agricultural exhibition was held on April 25 – 28, in Shiraz, Iran.

     Fortunately this exhibition as one of the most important tools to promote international trade was held successfully and all the expected goals were obtained.

     The total area, allocated to the exhibition, was 6307sqm indoor in 5 halls including Narges, Hafez, Bahar, Sarv and Mollasadra; and 1725sqm outdoor space in which the stalls were constructed. In the mentioned area we faced a 13 & 14 percent of growth regarding inputs and agriculture respectively but a 24 percent decrease in machinery in comparison to the previous year.

This exhibition represented the latest innovations and technologies in the fields of Irrigation, Machinery and inputs (fertilizers, pesticides, seeds).

250 domestic and foreign companies and also official representatives of foreign companies participated in this big exhibition, out of which 40 companies from some countries such as Germany, Greece, Oman, Poland, Belgium, Turkey, The Netherlands, China, Denmark, Italy and Russia, attended directly.

20000 visitors including farmers and agricultural experts from 21 provinces including Khuzestan, Isfahan, Tehran, Mashhad etc., 22 cities of Fars province such as Darab, Fasa, Sepidan, Kazeroun, etc., as well as some other countries like Iraq, Pakistan, Lateral States and Middle Asia visited the exhibition.

Another important aspect of the show included a two-day seminar on current and future trends in global and Iranian agriculture, including machinery trend, trends in Rapeseed Production, Water Management, Soil Salinity and Irrigation Efficiency, Wheat Production and Reducing Losses in Wheat Harvesting, Sustainable Crop Protection, Optimizing Plant Nutrients and Irrigation Strategies.

     The articles were presented by German and Iranian professors and experts. Simultaneous translation of English to Persian and vice versa was provided via head set to individual participants.

In addition to presenting scientific articles, Mr. Miblbeck, Mr. Riesbeck, Mr. Keshavarz and Mr. Ghasemi addressed the audiences. All of them wished the organizer and all exhibitors the best of success for the trade fair and hoped, of course, cooperation in holding trade fairs continue in near future.

     In holding this seminar, Shiraz chamber of commerce played an effective role. Also they provide possibilities for producers and exporters and progressive farmers to meet the agriculture policy makers.

     Mass media such as TV, radio and specialized agricultural magazines and journals were very active and broadcasted the news and the events of the exhibition.

12th International Agricultural Exhibition Machinery, inputs (Fertilizers, Pesticides, Seeds) and Irrigation

The 12th International Agricultural Exhibition

Machinery, inputs (Fertilizers, Pesticides, Seeds) and Irrigation

April 26 – 29, 2016

Shiraz, Iran

 

 

     The 12th international agricultural exhibition was held on April 26 – 29, in Shiraz.

     Fortunately this exhibition as one of the most important tools to promote international trade was held successfully and all the expected goals were obtained.

     The total area, allocated to the exhibition, was 9700sqm, out of which 1240sqm were for foreign countries.

     152 domestic companies in addition to 85 companies from 8 countries as Germany, France, Turkey, Netherlands, China, Belarus, Italy, Spain, exhibited the recent innovations and technologies in the area of machinery, inputs (fertilizers, pesticides and seeds) and irrigation.

     62000 visitors including farmers and agricultural experts from 20 provinces visited the exhibition.

     One of the most important aspects of this show was the attendance of Mr. Keshavarz deputy of agricultural Jihad ministry, Mr. Shariatmadar the advisor of the minister.

     Mr.PeterBleser, Parliamentary Deputy of agriculture ministry of Germany also attended the exhibition.

    Another important aspect of the show was a two-day seminar on current and future trends in global and Iranian agriculture, including machinery trend, trends in cultivation and sowing, reducing losses in wheat harvesting, sustainable crop protection, optimizing plant nutrients and irrigation strategies.

     The articles were presented by German and Iranian professors and experts. Simultaneous translation of English to Persian and vice versa was provided via head set to individual participants.

In addition to presenting scientific articles, Mr.Peter Bleser, Mr.Keshavarz and Mr.Shariatmadar addressed the audiences. All of them wished the organizer and all exhibitors the best of success for the trade fair and hoped, of course, cooperation in holding trade fairs continue in near future…

     In holding this seminar, Shiraz chamber of commerce played an effective role. In addition to allocating the halls, they provide a friendly and comfortable atmosphere to create a dialogue between deputy of Iranian minister and German parliamentary deputy of agriculture minister. Also they provide possibilities for producers and exporters and progressive farmers to meet the agriculture policy makers.

     Mass media such as TV, radio and specialized agricultural magazines and journals were very active and broadcasted the news and the events of the exhibition.

     Charts show the different aspects of the fair.

Toward future

     With respect to the success of Agropars-Agrotech in 2016 and wishes of both partners, DLG and NSP, we hope to continue our cooperation during the upcoming years. Surely our learned lessons and experiences will help us to improve our standards.

     To NSP, international fair is not just to promote the import of machinery and inputs, but we believe that the international fair can create an opportunity to promote foreign investment in agriculture and at the same time provide the situation for domestic producers to improve their management. Therefor they may increase their products quality to be able to compete with the other international companies and export their products. That is how the national economy will develop.

 

The Market

The Market

     Iran is the second largest country in the Middle East covering an area of almost 1.65 million km2. Diverse climatic zones and temperature fluctuations enable Iran to produce a range of agricultural products. These are wheat, rice, maize, barley, dates, melons, figs, grapes, sugar beets and sugarcanes, nuts, olives, tea, rice and various other vegetables. Iran is considered the largest producer of pistachio nuts and saffron in the world. However, due to geographical conditions only around 12-15% of the land surface is cultivated; another 25% of the land surface is used as rangeland. One of the main challenges of the country’s agricultural industry is the scarcity of two main resources – water and soil. The annual level of precipitation is way below global average and is distributed unevenly throughout the country. Moreover, most of the rivers and waterways have dried out due to an ineffective consumption of water resources during the last century, which makes Iran highly dependent on modern irrigation technologies. The soil quality is poor, but there is a potential to increase yields by 60% through the accurate application of fertilizers.

     Iran’s agricultural sector is in general poorly equipped with modern technology. During the last decade, Iran faced a considerable backlog in foreign investment and the import of foreign technology and components. Most of the agricultural machines and equipment are outdated and the majority of farms are still using inefficient and ineffective farming techniques. Therefore, Iran is in need of an overall modernization of its technological base. Some of the highly demanded agricultural technologies are among others irrigation systems, process automation technologies, cultivation and harvesting machinery, greenhouse technology.

     Why Shiraz? Shiraz is located at the foot of Zagros Mountains and is considered the economic and cultural center of Iran’s most important agricultural region. With a population of about 1.7 million, it is the sixth largest city of Iran. Along with the neighboring regions of Arrak and Isfahan as well as Mashhad in the Northeast, Shiraz is home to Iran’s most important producers of agricultural machinery and equipment

 

NSP & IFWexpo (DLG) Cooperation (Agrotech – Agropars)

NSP & IFWexpo (DLG) Cooperation

(Agrotech – Agropars)

     The Vienna agreement between Iran and world powers on July 2015, caused lifting the international sanctions and created a situation for Agro industry of Iran to benefit from huge investments. Many participants are supposed to enter Iran’s 80 million-strong, highly educated, consumption-savvy market for the first time.

     Among these participants, Germany has traditionally been one of the Iran most important trade partners. German and Iranian companies have a strong track record of successful cooperation especially in the area of agriculture .With respect to the agricultural Jihad ministry programs, to promote the countries agricultural progress through contribution and support of international partners, particularly Germany and DLG demands to organize the agricultural exhibition in Shiraz, NSP decided to hold the 12th international agricultural exhibition with cooperation and co-organizing of DLG.

     DLG (the German Agricultural Society) as a politically independent, non-profit society, while promoting knowledge and technical and scientific progress in the food and farming sectors by organizing conferences and trade exhibition on the national and international stage, signed the agreement with the NSP to participate in the exhibition.

 

IFWexpo

IFWexpo

IFWexpo is one of the leading trade fair organizers worldwide in the field of agribusiness. We mainly work in Ukraine, Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Belarus. Besides international participations, IFWexpo organizes German Pavilions throughout the world on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Thanks to our many years of experience, we react quickly to market developments and offer new and attractive exhibition places. The qualified and competent support of exhibitors and joint participations is our main service. You profit from our profound knowledge of markets and exhibition places as well as from our international network, ensuring a successful preparation and realization of trade fairs.