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CONTENTS

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SEED GROWING INDUSTRY SCALES UP ITS PRODUCTION TARGET FOR 2023

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IPM DUBAI 2017 GEARS UP FOR REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

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IPM ESSEN: THE WORLD'S LEADING HORTICULTURE FAIR

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THE MIDDLE EAST ORGANIC AND NATURAL PRODUCTS EXHIBITION

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IRRIGATION ASSOCIATION HOSTS WORLD'S LARGEST IRRIGATION GATHERING

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LARGEST B2B EVENT DEDICATED FOR THE AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND WATER INDUSTRY

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POLAGRA TRADE FAIR 2017 CONCLUDES SUCCESSFULLY

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POULTRY INDUSTRY: BACKBONE OF THE POLISH ECONOMY

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SM GOSTYN: PRODUCER OF CONDENSED MILK AND MILK POWDER SINCE 1979

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FULL BLUSH, JUICY FLESH, CRUNCHY AND AROMATIC POLISH APPLES

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LEADERS IN AGRICULTURE RETAIL AND LANDSCAPING

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STALDREN® DRY DISINFECTANT POWDER NOW AVAILABLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

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CYPRUS: OFFERING TOP QUALITY PRODUCTS TO THE UAE CONSUMERS

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Editor in Chief Mohammed Nasser | Editor Marie Matthew | Associate Editor Andrew Thomas Assistant Editor Megha Mary Matt | Graphic Designer Elizabeth John | Production Manager Abdul Shareef Contributors Neville J. Chandler, Douglas Bott, Shakeeb Kolakadan, Dr. Hansel Geo Thomas Head Office Matt Media International Ltd, Woodgreen, London N22 5AR, UK. E-mail: gulfag@emirates.net.ae, Web site: www.gulfagriculture.com Middle East Office Al Saad Advertising & Publishing L.L.C., P O Box 25694, Sharjah, UAE, Tel:+971 6 5639494, Fax:+971 6 5639449. Gulf Agriculture is read by agri professionals, farm managers & owners, landscape consultants, contractors, agri-equipment suppliers, horticultural engineers, greenhouse managers, agronomists, veterinary surgeons, ministries, poultry & dairy breeders, importers, distributors, manufacturers and whole salers of food and agri inputs. Printed and published by Matt Media© Intl. Ltd.(U.K.) 2017 All rights reserved. The opinions and views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers. Readers are requested to seek specialist advice before acting on information contained in this publication, which is provided for general use and may not be appropriate for the reader’s particular circumstance. The publishers regret that they cannot accept liability for any error or omissions contained in this publication.

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Apofruit offers expert insight into the future of Italian fresh produce business Italy's premium fruit and vegetable brand, Solarelli, will present at WOP Dubai 2017. Importers and distributors of

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fruits and vegetables in the UAE will receive an in-depth analysis of Italy's premium fruit and vegetable brand, Solarelli, at the forthcoming fresh produce event, WOP Dubai, held on 5-7 December 2017, at the World Trade Centre, Dubai. Solarelli is part of the Apofruit Group as its top quality Italian fruit and vegetable brand that guarantees seasonal fruit and vegetables, following rigorous cultivation methods, where every step demonstrates great innovation, and quality and control over the entire production and supply chain, perfected over the years by this major Italian cooperative. “This year we will be hosting a press and trade conference on the wide range of

fresh produce we offer at our booth during the WOP Dubai event. The major players in the UAE fruit and vegetable sectors, including importers and distributors, will be updated on various varieties, selection and availability, quality and control, logistics and supply,” said Apofruit export salesman Renzo Balestri. “The reason why Apofruit targets the UAE market is because the European and Italian markets are mostly saturated. The decision to export to the UAE is due first to the high income of the population, and therefore to greater spending capacity in the Gulf countries, but also to the fact that, in recent years, logistics have greatly improved,” he said.

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“We started with some sea shipments to the Gulf region a few years ago, and now we ship 365 days a year, both by sea and by air. In the UAE, we are present in Carrefour. Other countries we export to include China, Taiwan, Malaysia, India, South Korea, UAE, Saudi Arabia and North Africa. We also export to North America and South America but with significantly lower numbers,” Renzo stated while explaining the presence of Apofruit in the Gulf region. “Our products differ from the others in terms of the brand, which is a guarantee of quality,

and the origin, Italian,” he added. The range of products we offer are the best in terms of flavour, ripeness and variety, with practical but elegant packaging that enhances the characteristics of strictly Italian produce, even in its colours. Solarelli produce comes from areas of Italy with the best production skills, where the Apofruit Italia cooperative works with its producers and its own handling facilities. The Solarelli range also includes Italian fruit and vegetables with PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) status, in line with this policy of scrupulously selecting products to ensure that they maintain all their

traditional characteristics. The main fresh goods offered are: baby watermelons and melons, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, cherries, kiwis, pears and persimmons, seedless grapes, oranges, apples, tomatoes, carrots and many more. WOP Dubai is the Middle East's leading exhibition for the fresh produce business held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance & Chairman of Dubai Municipality. The event is organized by Planetfair and Messe Essen. For more information, visit www.apofruit.it

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Evonik 10th Anniversary Celebrations across the Middle East Evonik, one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies, celebrates this month the 10th anniversary of the creation of its brand name with a series of events across the Middle East. “Our 10th birthday marks the creation of a new brand identity that united a group of companies with a legacy in the chemicals industry that started more than a century ago� said Dr. Hendrik Schoenfelder, newly appointed President of Evonik Middle East and Africa. The first Evonik 10th anniversary celebration in the Middle East was held at Dubai Opera gathering around seventy representatives of key players in the regional chemicals industry. Similar events will be organized in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Iran before the end of the year. “I am happy to be a part of our first 10th anniversary celebration starting in Dubai, and I am sure that this event will create a great dialogue platform between our team and customers across the region� said Annick Braun, Regional Financial Officer of Evonik Middle East and Africa. Through former brand identities, Evonik started doing business in the Middle East since the 1960s with operations in Egypt and Iran. Today, the German-based conglomerate is present in the region with five offices and one manufacturing plant. “At Evonik, we understand that the Middle

East and Africa is the growth region of the future, and I am very pleased to be in this region and celebrate with our partners this special occasion� Schoenfelder added. Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-orientated innovative prowess and a trustful and performanceoriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik's corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 35,000 employees. In fiscal 2016, the enterprise generated sales of around Euro 12.7 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about Euro 2.165 billion.

Nutriad expands in the Middle East Multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD announced the appointment of Dr. Ahmed Elmaazoun as Sales Manager Middle East. NUTRIAD is actively driving the introduction of feed additive solutions for livestock and aquaculture in the region via direct accounts and a distributor network. Growing populations and incomes in the Middle East region have accelerated urbanisation and the development of a middle class. This in turn is leading to rising demand for food and evolving preferences for

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different and new foods. Over the past decades, calorie consumption has risen substantially, but the percentage of those calories coming from meat (poultry and beef) has outgrown the calories from cereal. Dr. Elmaazoun has been involved in the animal feed industry for more than ten years and couples a strong technical background with a broad network in the region. He will be responsible for key account management and support the Nutriad distribution partners in the region. As commented by Dr. Elmaazoun: “I am delighted to join Nutriad and see great opportunities for the portfolio in the Middle East. The Nutriad

additives address challenges producers face in relation to feed and food safety requirements as well as optimizing production. I will work to strengthen existing relationships and strive to grow Nutriad's market penetration in coming years.� As Erik Visser, CEO Nutriad stated: “Nutriad has been active in the Middle East for many years. Even though the markets have been affected by political turmoil and economic challenges in recent years, we are committed to producers in the area and will continue to work alongside them to develop answers for today's and tomorrow's challenges.� Mr. Visser further indicated “People are our key asset. At

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Fish and seafood: a wideranging culinary experience At the International Green Week Berlin 2018 the Hamburg-based Fish Information Centre (FIZ) will be presenting a wide variety of fish. From 19 to 28 January it will be displaying a rich selection of fish, seafood and algae on a ten squaremetre bed of ice - impressive proof that there is more to

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tasty fish than fish fingers and tinned products. According to Dr. Matthias Keller, managing director of the FIZ, “This display of 70 different species of fish, crustaceans and molluscs is unique the world over, and can only be seen at the International Green Week Berlin. Our expert team of scientists and practitioners will also be on hand. Where else could one find such a wide range of indepth information about fish and seafood as on the stand of the Fish Information Centre?“ The exhibition by FIZ in Hall 14.1 on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds with its variety of fish from rivers, lakes and oceans is a major visual attraction in itself. The silver shimmer of herrings, the playful colours of parrot fish and the red spots of plaice will all give an impressive display of what nature has to offer. Looking at fish is one thing, tasting them is quite another. At his daily cooking demonstrations and sampling sessions FIZ chef Robert will have lots of tips and suggestions on how to enjoy fish at home.

international suppliers from within these industries. “It was a fantastic experience making the trip over to Aqua Nor to meet with the team and finalise this partnership. As Norway is a driving force behind the growth of important aspects of aquaculture such as food

security, our partnership with Aqua Nor will bring that expertise to both our show and the wider local market” said Samantha Bleasby, Exhibition Director of AgraME. “We expect an increased number of exhibiting companies from Norway, who will no doubt be bringing the latest products

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and technologies with them to aid in the advancement of local and regional food security� she added.

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irrigation industry. Close Spacing LEPA (Low Energy Precision Application) takes technology that began in the 1980's and adds product innovations which alter the application pattern. Then it reduces the spacing between the hose drops to 40 inches or less to distribute water over most of the soil surface. These LEPA systems gently deliver water from a height of 8 to 18 inches above the ground to combat wind drift and prevent evaporation loss. Conservation tillage practices further help prevent evaporation loss, and run-off by holding the water in the rows until the soil can absorb it. As a result, Close Spacing

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Al Naboodah Group Enterprises creates a sustainable future for UNESCO World Heritage Site For years, Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE's oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, has been entrusted with maintaining the prestigious Al Ain Oases date plantations part of the first listed UNESCO World Heritage Site in the UAE, and operated by the Al Ain City Municipality. Covering 3,000 acres, and more than 184,000 date palms, ANGE has long since

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committed to embedding sustainable practices at the Al Ain Oases, preserving a treasured piece of UAE heritage while embodying the UAE's 2021 Vision. Managed by the Group's agriculture business, ANGE's sustainability efforts at the oases ensure that almost 75% of natural resources are saved. The Group has reduced pesticide use from 140,000 litres per day to just 18,000 litres, and minimised wastage by re-using portions of trimmed leaves for livestock feed. Almost every part of fallen or trimmed date plants is re-used: trunks used for furniture and planters for flowers; and leaves being re-purposed into ropes, or used to create barasti fencing

and roofing for traditional buildings. Additionally, leaves are also up-cycled to create ornaments, baskets and furniture, preserving traditional Emirati handicraft techniques. Buti Al Naboodah, Deputy Chief Executive Officer: Commercial for ANGE commented: "Our passion to preserve Emirati culture is demonstrated throughout Al Naboodah Group Enterprises' operations, and we are proud to protect the culturally significant Al Ain Oases date plantations. We cultivate the land to pay homage to our heritage while ensuring this legacy for many future generations to come. Through these initiatives we seek to enhance the community we

live in and work towards establishing a sustainable future for us all�.

Valagro awards the Best Growers of 2016 Valagro, a leader in the production and marketing of biostimulants and specialty nutrients, along with their Platinum distributors rewards the latest Best Growers of the Year 2016. The Best Grower of the Year is an integral part of the exclusive range of services for the best Platinum customers supplied by Valagro@yourservice, the service model adopted by the Group for achieving even broader customer involvement to support their participation in achieving sales goals, and successful and shared marketing strategies.

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AGCO's Innovation rewarded with prestigious awards at Agritechnica 2017 Your Agriculture Company, (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and solutions, achieved remarkable success with 17 major awards at the prestigious Agritechnica 2017 event in Hannover, Germany. As a result of the votes cast by an independent expert committee, AGCO was once again one of the most successful manufacturers at Agritechnica 2017 by way of the number of innovation awards received. “Winning these significant awards is a testament to our continued commitment to deliver high-tech solutions for farmers feeding the world,” said Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and CEO, AGCO

Corporation. “AGCO's significant investment in research and development enables our brands to develop these award-winning innovations and technologies and we are proud that the industry and our customers recognize us for this commitment.” AGCO received the following awards:  Tractor of the Year 2018: Valtra Versu T254 SmartTouch  Tractor of the Year 2018 Best Design: Valtra Versu T254 SmartTouch  Tractor of the Year 2018 Best of Specialised - Fendt 211 V Vario  Tractor of the Year 2018 Finalist: Massey Ferguson 5709 Dyna 4  Tractor of the Year 2018 Finalist: Massey Ferguson 3710  Tractor of the Year 2018

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GROWTECH EURASIA PREVIEW

SEED GROWING INDUSTRY SCALES UP ITS PRODUCTION TARGET FOR 2023

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etting its targets to produce 1.5 million tons of certificated seeds by 2023, seed growing industry is now aiming for the sky. Production of certificated seeds increased by 560 percent from 145k tons in 2002 to 958k tons in 2016. Mr. Kamil Yilmaz, the President of Turkey Seed Growers Association (TURKTOB), with around 40 thousand members countrywide, stated “our industry's first target was to reach 1 million tons of certificated seeds in 2023.

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Thanks to outstanding efforts of public and local seed growers, this target has been achieved earlier. With this proud achievement, we raised our target for seed production up to 1.5 million tons for 2023”. Underlining Turkey's major position as an exporter in strategic seed growing industry, Mr. Kamil Yilmaz, the President of TÜRKTOB added “There is a delusion claiming that 'Turkey is dependent on foreign sources for seeds and supplies all its seed needs from Israel'. On the

contrary, Turkey is now in a position to export seed plants to Israel. We sell seeds to 76 countries”. Stating the first countries we export the most seeds are Ukraine, Hungary, France, Romania and Russia, Mr. Yilmaz continued “Our seed export folded 8 times in the last 15 years and increased from USD 17,3 million in 2002 to USD 153,5 million. Our estimate target for 2017 is 10 percent growth, which I totally believe to achieve. We will be attending the most important international fair NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017


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for our industry, Growtech Eurasia Antalya Agricultural Fair between November 29 and December 02. We meet all our sub-unions and farmers and do our best to provide public opinion with correct information at Growtech Eurasia, which is both supported by TURKTOB and the industry. We hold our meetings both with national and international stakeholders under the roof of Growtech Eurasia International Greenhouse, Agricultural Equipment and Technologies Fair in Antalya. This year, 800 companies from 30 countries and 85k visitors from 85 countries are expected to attend the fair. Growtech Eurasia offers us great opportunitiesâ&#x20AC;?. NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017

THIS YEAR, 800 COMPANIES FROM 30 COUNTRIES AND 85K VISITORS FROM 85 COUNTRIES ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE FAIR. GROWTECH EURASIA OFFERS US GREAT OPPORTUNITIES Mr. Engin Er, Growtech Eurasia Brand Director, mentioned that Turkey is an attention-capturing market for the world both with its production potential and purchasing power and added â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of our major goals is to contribute to agricultural industry in its efforts to reach international markets. This year, we set the bar higher and achieved to increase the number of international exhibitors by 50%. In

addition, just like every year, Growtech Eurasia will host a Buying Committee Program within the organization of West Mediterranean Exporters Union and in coordination with the Ministry of Economy aiming to reach 41 countries. Our program will include buyers from around 50 companies. Growtech Eurasia 17th International Greenhouse, Agricultural Equipment and Technologies Fair to be held on a space of 50 thousand square meters in Antalya Expo Center between November 29 and December 2 includes categories 'Seed Growing', 'Irrigation Systems and Greenhouse Technologies', 'Plant Nutrition and Protection' and 'Agricultural Machinery and Equipment'. GULF AGRICULTURE

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IPM DUBAI 2017 GEARS UP FOR REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MARKETS EXPO 2020 DUBAI'S KEY FOCUS ON SUSTAINABLE & HEALTHY BUILT ENVIRONMENT TO ATTRACT MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR INVESTMENTS IN NATURAL GREENS

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growing focus on creating sustainable cities for healthier living environments - one of the main agendas under the sustainability theme of Expo 2020 Dubai - is attracting multibillion-dollar investments in urban landscaping and horticulture across the UAE and the Middle East. Dubai, for example, has allotted about AED 6 billion to further develop 12,000 hectares of land

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for natural greenery, while Abu Dhabi has invested AED 23 million for landscaping projects in the UAE capital. To meet the increasing demands in the sector, International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM Dubai), under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports, jointly organized by Messe Essen GmbH and planetfair Dubai LLC, will open its 12 edition (IPM Dubai 2017) to welcome a wide range of the latest market innovations and industry professionals in floriculture, horticulture, urban landscaping and architecture, among other industry-related products and services. The three-day trade show will be simultaneously held with the World of Perishables (WOP) exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre from December 5 to 7, 2017. The region's only dedicated plant fair has been growing steadily with a rising number of exhibitors and visitors each year. IPM Dubai 2016 reported a record participation of about 110 exhibitors from 24 countries and 3,890 trade visitors, soaring by 11 per cent from the previous year. Urban

planners worldwide insist that natural landscaping has become a necessity for bringing back biodiversity in cities through parks and other green open spaces. Mr. Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen GmbH, says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are becoming aware that the more natural greeneries they have around them, the healthier their lifestyles can be and urban planners and built environment developers are recognizing the value of these investments to create a more breathable and livable city. We are confident that IPM Dubai 2017 will attract more participants given the increasing segment of landscaping in building sustainable cities.â&#x20AC;? Dubai, which will host Expo 2020, has been ramping up its investments in green spaces with plans to develop the largest public park in Dubailand stretching across 1.4 million square metres of land. Across the region, major cities and project developers are investing billions of dollars for the construction of parks and greener residential communities as well as commercial districts. In addition, the emirate's strategic location and advanced logistics and infrastructure facilities NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017


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provide for opportunities to become a hub for landscaping and horticulture. IPM Dubai will feature the official country pavilions of

China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, India, the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, while major companies from France, Ireland, Kenya, Korea and Turkey will showcase the latest technologies in the sector. There will also be various programs including seminars on international trends in barbecuing and horticultural engineering and exclusive insights into local horticulture, a guided tour of Middle Eastern production and marketing facilities. A new floristry trend hotspot at the IPM DUBAI 2017 will show how European lifestyle

trends can be translated into top-modern floral designs and decorations for a trend-oriented audience. In an inspiring showroom, German Florists' Association (FDF) creative director Manfred Hoffmann presents the European floral designs in the European lifestyle themes "Harmonise", "Equalise", "Energise" and "Rebel". This inspiring showroom with the floral designs in a trend-oriented presentation is a highlight in the fair. The presentation is supported by floranow.com, the Middle East's first floral online marketplace.

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IPM ESSEN: THE WORLD'S LEADING HORTICULTURE FAIR

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ll the signs are showing green: From January 23 to 26, 2018, Messe Essen will become a top-class meeting place for international horticulture. IPM ESSEN will go to the starting line for the

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36th time. The modernisation of the fair site in Essen is resulting in a few new features in the area allocation plan for the world's leading fair. For the first time, parts of the New Messe Essen including the Glass Foyer East covering 2,000 square metres will be put into operation. "After the meeting of the Advisory Board in April and after intensive discussions with all the partners and exhibitors, Messe Essen is looking towards IPM ESSEN 2018 positively. The world's leading fair for horticulture will take place on the highest level. The site situation is changing constantly due to the conversion and, as expected, is exerting positive effects on the quality of international trade fairs such as IPM ESSEN. We are looking forward to 2018," Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen, showed his satisfaction. Here is an overview of the most important changes:

Denmark in Hall 14 and the Grugahalle The old Hall 5, also known as the "Danes' Hall", will not be available on the occasion of IPM ESSEN in 2018. With its almost 100 exhibitors, Floradania will therefore occupy the temporary Hall 14 and the foyer of the Grugahalle. Poland and Spain Move into New Hall, France in the Galeria Again IPM ESSEN will profit from the conversion for the first time in 2018. Fair Hall 9 was completely demolished in the first construction phase and is being replaced by a new hall flooded with light (upon the conclusion of the third construction phase in the summer of 2018, it will be renamed Hall 6). The northern part will have been completed by the time of the fair. Thus, the Polish and Spanish joint booths will move back there NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017


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after guest appearances in Hall 7 in 2017. After the positive experiences at the last IPM ESSEN, the French national booth will remain in the Galeria. The Floristry area will remain in Hall 6, at the heart of the fair site. The old Hall 4 will no longer exist. The axis formed by Hall 3, the Galeria and Hall 7 will once more be occupied by horticultural technology. The consistent consolidation of this area of the range on offer already proved to be the right decision in 2017 and is to be retained in the future, too. Halls 1 and 2 will be occupied by plant exhibitors, as will parts of Hall 7 in addition to Halls 8 and 9. The nurseries will be accommodated in Halls 10, 11 and 12. In the future,

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too, the visitors will find the Green City in Hall 1A in which the green associations, the competitions and the floristry shows as well as the creative shop situations of bloom's and g&v will be found again. Italian Exhibitors Present Themselves Individually For next year, firms and plant producers from Italy have decided not to be exhibitors together as until now but instead to be divided amongst the various fair halls according to the products. For 2019, there will be the option to be exhibitors together again. Hortivation in Hall 13 Under the creative management of Romeo Sommers, a green stylist and trendwatcher from

the Netherlands, hortivation will take place as a trend hotspot during IPM ESSEN for the first time. The entire temporary Hall 13 will show ideas and high-volume sales concepts for garden centres. Under the motto of "Family Garden", emphasis will be placed on innovative technology and the Outdoor Living area. New: Trainees Lounge in Hall 6.1 On the occasion of IPM ESSEN, the Trainees Lounge will be set up in Hall 6.1 for the first time in cooperation with the Working Group of German Young Gardeners. As an interactive meeting place, attention will focus on the subject of training and further education here.

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THE MIDDLE EAST ORGANIC AND NATURAL PRODUCTS EXHIBITION

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unning for fifteen years, the Middle East Organic and Natural Products Expo connects suppliers from around the world with distributors, retailers, importexport companies and more in the region. The exhibition is the only platform in the Middle East and North Africa for buyers and sellers of organic and natural goods to meet and discuss business opportunities. It has become a trademark name in the organic space. The Organic and Natural sectors are no longer a 'trend'. They have become ingrained in the global society and continue to grow and gain strength daily.

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Therefore, the theme for the expo this year would be best described as sustainability. This time, the show is more significant than ever before, including several enhancements from prior editions. The 15th edition is expected to have over 170 exhibitors from 45 countries - an increase of 70% year on year. The expo will present a multitude of country pavilions this year, many of which are participating for the first time. The 10 country pavilions will bring a diverse range of organic and natural products to the region. Countries that are participating for the first time include Sri

Lanka, Greece, Armenia, and Malaysia. Returning to the show are the Organic Federation of Ukraine, the Philippines Department of Agriculture, as well as, Turkey - with their most extensive participation ever. Ghana returns with a grander participation than ever before, showcasing 18 companies. The largest country pavilion is India, with over 20 exhibiting businesses. To be a part of the show, visitors can pre-register at www.naturalproductme.com The exhibition will take place from December 11th to 13th, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017


IRRIGATION SHOW REVIEW

IRRIGATION ASSOCIATION HOSTS WORLD'S LARGEST IRRIGATION GATHERING

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ith the backdrop of sunny Orlando, Florida, the biggest and best trade show and education conference for the irrigation industry was a resounding success. The Irrigation Association hosted the 2017 Irrigation Show and Education Conference on Nov. 6 - 10, offering thousands of attendees a trade show floor filled with 570 exhibit booths and the most comprehensive education offerings available. “Each year, the Irrigation Show expands and gets better, and we are excited to have so many irrigation professionals join us in Orlando with a goal to promote efficient irrigation,” said IA CEO Deborah Hamlin, CAE, FASAE. “As the irrigation industry changes and evolves through technology and innovation, the IA will continue to provide a comprehensive trade show and education conference meeting the unique business and education needs of agriculture, landscape and golf irrigation professionals.”

The following offers some highlights of this year's show:  The new product contest included 51 product entries, offering attendees a first look at the latest cutting-edge technologies while judges analyzed each product and chose winners in four different agriculture and landscape categories.  Over 80 education classes, NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017

seminars, technical programs and CAD Learning Labs were offered covering myriad agriculture and landscape topics.  For the first time, a Spanishlanguage version of two education classes was offered, as well as a Spanish CIT examination.  Five budding irrigation entrepreneurs pitched their product and technology ideas during the IA Pitcher's Mound, an event modeled after ABC's hit television show “Shark Tank.”  “Shark Tank” television show success story Johnny Georges, founder of the successful tree T-PEE, made a special appearance during the IA Pitcher's Mound event.  The popular Bringing Water to Life podcast was broadcast in front of a live audience on the exposition hall floor and livestreamed for online listeners.  The new IA Power Breakfast provided information about how IA membership offers numerous benefits and a competitive advantage.  Attendees took full advantage of the specialty events available during the show, including the opening and closing night parties, events for women and young professionals, and common interest groups. Celebrating a successful 2017 The pinnacle event during the Irrigation Show was the general

THE IRRIGATION ASSOCIATION HOSTED THE 2017 IRRIGATION SHOW AND EDUCATION CONFERENCE ON NOV. 6 - 10, OFFERING THOUSANDS OF ATTENDEES A TRADE SHOW FLOOR FILLED WITH 570 EXHIBIT BOOTHS AND THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION OFFERINGS AVAILABLE. session. During the session, the IA presented the annual industry awards, including two new awards honoring outstanding work in irrigation and water-use efficiency: the Vanguard Award and the Innovator Award. Former Trader Joe's President Doug Rauch entertained and inspired attendees as the keynote speaker, and the session ended with the anticipated announcement of the 2017 New Product Contest winners. GULF AGRICULTURE

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SAUDI AGRICULTURE REVIEW

LARGEST B2B EVENT DEDICATED FOR THE AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND WATER INDUSTRY

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he Deputy Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Eng. Mansour bin Hilal Al Mushaiti, inaugurated the 36th edition of the Saudi Agriculture exhibition 2017. Organized by Riyadh Exhibitions Company Ltd., the exhibition kicked off on October 08 and continued until October 11, in concurrence with the Saudi

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AgroFood and the Saudi Food Pack Exhibitions, at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. On this occasion, Eng. AlMushaiti said that the Saudi Agriculture Exhibition offers a perfect opportunity to reinforce communication between Government agencies and entities operating in the

agricultural and food sector. It also enables the exchange of experience between the participating parties and showcases the latest innovations in agriculture, irrigation and packaging. H.E. also explained that the strategic orientations of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture that focuses on the sustainable development of the agricultural sector to achieve water and food security. He also shed the light on the incentives and loans offered by the Agricultural Development Fund, and the recent increase in loans for the modern technology by 50-70%, which plays a major role in achieving the strategic agricultural goals, and eventually achieving 2030 vision. Held Concurrently with the Saudi Agro-Food, the 24th International Trade Exhibition for Food Products, Ingredients & Technologies, and The 7th International Trade Exhibition for Food Processing & Packaging Technologies. This year, more than 350 specialized exhibitors represented by 32 countries in 10 country pavilions participated. The show attracted a total number of 12,320 visitors from around the world. The Saudi Agriculture show offers a diversified platform to highlight all aspects of the Agriculture and Food Sector. Next edition of Saudi Agriculture will takes place from 07-10 October 2018 at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre (RICEC). NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017


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POLAGRA TRADE FAIR 2017 CONCLUDES SUCCESSFULLY

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he whole Polagra trade fair, the largest trade fair for the whole food industry in Central-Eastern Europe held in Poznan, Poland from September 25 to 28, 2017. This year the exhibition included more than 900 exhibitors from 36 countries. It was visited by more than 51 thousand professionals. The event was complemented with a wide selection of trainings, conferences, contests and culinary demonstrations. Poznan attracted people not only from Poland, but also foreigners who came to the fair from such countries as Singapore, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, Lebanon, Egypt, Qatar, Romania, Holland, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium and Ukraine, who participated in the event under the Hosted Buyers program. Quality and healthy food sectors This year Polagra Food offered a possibility to get acquainted with the products of over 200 exhibitors. The exhibition was dominated by the Polish dairy and meat industries. The two sectors were represented by many market leaders whose stands, on one hand, offered lots of products that we often come across in stores in Poland and, on the other hand, lots of premier products. Lactose-free cheeses, GMO-free products, cold cuts made according to home-made recipes represent

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THIS YEAR THE EXHIBITION INCLUDED MORE THAN 900 EXHIBITORS FROM 36 COUNTRIES. IT WAS VISITED BY MORE THAN 51 THOUSAND PROFESSIONALS. THE EVENT WAS COMPLEMENTED WITH A WIDE SELECTION OF TRAININGS, CONFERENCES, CONTESTS AND CULINARY DEMONSTRATIONS. trends which were easily noticeable during the fair. Additionally, Polish producers prepared interesting ideas for cheese and meat snacks, including those that consumers

are searching for at present, i.e. healthy, fit and eco foods. Apart from the dairy and meat sectors, the fair was largely participated in by companies operating in the fruit and vegetable processing sectors, producers of sweets, snacks, teas and drinks. Such products were showcased by entrepreneurs from 21 countries, amongst them representatives from Belarus, Egypt, South Korea, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, Italy, Finland, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. In 2018 Polagra Food will be held in May. Following what we have learnt from the event organizers, the decision to change the date has been made on the basis of consultations carried out among the sector representatives. NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017


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POULTRY INDUSTRY: BACKBONE OF THE POLISH ECONOMY

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oland is one of the world leaders in production of poultry meat, showing a yearly sales growth both nationally and abroad. The total poultry production in Poland in 2016 amounted to 2.8 million tonnes out of which 38% was exported. Polish poultry meat and its preparations are highly appreciated in the demanding EU market, where the majority of the polish poultry is headed. Polish poultry meat can successfully compete with the offer of world leaders by:  Competitive pricing- which you can expect from Polish producers and which becomes the key factor, when the product is of impeccable quality in relation to the price;  Exceptional quality and taste, resulting from full control of the production process â&#x20AC;&#x153;from farm to forkâ&#x20AC;?, achieved due to vertical integration of the sector;  The highest level of health and nutritional safety of the whole range of fresh and processed poultry products coming from Poland, guaranteed by the effective enforcement of national and EU regulations;  Wide selection of poultry products: chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks and other types of poultry, offered as fresh meat: carcasses and different cuts (available also as frozen meat) and offal and preparations;

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producers in adjusting the products in terms of range, cuts etc. to meet the customer's expectations and needs, which our business partners highly appreciate. National Poultry Council Chamber of Commerce (KRD-IG) National Poultry Council has been operating incessantly for 26 years and has nearly 90 members from such fields as farming, breeding, hatching, commercial production of poultry and eggs, processing and trade of poultry meat, its preparations and eggs, poultry

feed production, related production, scientific and educational activities associated with the poultry sector. Members of KRD have a nearly 70% share of the national market and nearly 90% shares of the export. KRD aims at developing and modernizing the Polish poultry industry, at protecting the interests of poultry farmers and producers and poultry meat processors, their integration, representing the national poultry industry before national and non-governmental organizations.

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SM GOSTYN: PRODUCER OF CONDENSED MILK AND MILK POWDER SINCE 1979

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resently the plant is equipped with modern production lines for unsweetened and sweetened condensed milk in cartons and tins, light unsweetened condensed milk, flavoured milk in tubes, UHT cream, UHT milk, butter, skimmed granulated milk powder and the whole range of fresh products. Modern aseptic packing lines allow to use carton packaging of various basis weight and multi-pack carton packaging. The high quality of products has been confirmed by numerous awards and distinctions. All in all, the Cooperative and its product have been presented with over 100 of awards, medals and distinctions. It should be emphasised that the 500g unsweetened condensed milk was awarded the Gold Medal of Polagra Food International Poznan Fair in 2002, the 500g light unsweetened condensed milk was awarded the Gold Medal in 2003, the same award was presented to the chocolate dessert in 2004, the 250g extra butter in 2006 and the condensed sweetened boiled cocoa milk in 2007. During Polagra Food Fair in 2008 the Cooperative was presented with the Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski Entrepreneurship Award in the Food Sector. In the ranking of domestic dairy cooperatives associated under the National Association of Dairy Cooperatives (KZSM), every year the Gostyn Dairy Cooperative takes one of the NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017

leading positions. In 2004 the company was awarded the Exemplary Food Producer Statuette. The motto â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quality is the Only Wayâ&#x20AC;? brings a great responsibility therefore, to strengthen the position of the Dairy Cooperative in the market and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of management, the company implemented a Quality System complying with the international ISO 9001:1994 standard and later, complying with the new ISO 9001:2000 standard and HACCP system, in accordance with Codex Alimentarius in 2000, certified by a renowned company, Lloyd's Register Assurance Limited. In 1999 the Cooperative was in the group of the first manufacturers meeting the A category veterinary requirements, which authorised to export product to the EU countries. Since 2000 the Cooperative has been exporting goods to the EU markets and presently takes part in the intraEU exchange of goods. In 2004 the Gostyn Dairy Cooperative was granted authorization to export goods to the countries of the Russian Federation, in June 2005 the Cooperative received the British Retail Consortium standard certificate, recognized by the retail chains (re-certified every year by Lloyd's Register). In 2007 the Cooperative launched a wide range of new products: unsweetened condensed milk with 10% fat content (Premium), 12%, 18%

and 36% UHT cream in "prisma" packaging with a cap, aloe, cranberry and red orange drinking yogurts as well as sweetened condensed boiled cocoa milk and boiled fudge milk. In September 2007 a new production line for UHT cream and condensed milk in combifitSmall packaging with a modern combiSmart screw cap was put into operation. The combiSmart screw cap is designed to facilitate measured pouring of liquid and re-closing of the used pack. The customers are more and more interested in light unsweetened milk with added magnesium or fibre and UHT milk under "Supermleko" brand with increased Ca and A+D vitamins content.

THE DAIRY COOPERATIVE IN GOSTYN, ESTABLISHED IN JUNE 1889

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FULL BLUSH, JUICY FLESH, CRUNCHY AND AROMATIC POLISH APPLES

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urope is the real wealth of apple orchards. European apples grow away from big cities, breathe clean air and bath in the warm sunbeams. Apples have full blush, juicy flesh and additionally they are crunchy and aromatic. The variety of European apples will satisfy the diverse tastes of all consumers and will give them a chance for a new taste experience. When they reach for apples grown in special regions of Europe,

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like Grรณjec, they will discover delicate sweet & sour note created as a composition of unique climate and soil conditions with carefully developed own methods of cultivation. What is most important, apples are subject to restrictive European standards of the control of production and high standards of storage and transpor. Behind the success of the apples are always the

growers - people with real passion. Thanks to their involvement people all over the world can enjoy this tasty snack. Freshly picked European apples are sorted by innovative system. Fruits are rotated and analyzed by machines. The system recognizes size, color, weight and possible internal damage. These devices are also featured with an IFA system Internal Flavour Analyzer. NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017


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European apples are packed according to high requirements. Modern halls are equipped with innovative packaging lines which allow to pack fruits to all available containers - cardboard, wood and plastic boxes, bags, trays. Thus, apples are properly secured and they can be delivered to any place in the world - fresh, aromatic and crispy. Poland, with an annual production of 2.5 million tons, is the largest producer of apples in Europe. Apples represent more than 80% of the fruits production of the country. The main varieties are Idared, Szampion, Jonagored, Gloster, the Golden Delicious and Gala Royal and Must. Besides the production sold in national market, big quantities are exported to the countries of the European Union, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and the Egypt. NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017

ACTIV OFFERS FRESH APPLES AND JUICES ACTIV PPHU is a family owned Polish company, known for its great and long traditions in fruit growing. The company has been operating under the brand name ACTIV since 1996. Activ offers many varieties such as Gloster, Jonagored, Jonagold, Champion, Gala and Golden. Apples are available from September till May/June (depending on the season). Royal Apple is a naturally cloudy juice, pressed from fresh apples with an addition of other fruit or vegetables. For the production we select fruit and vegetables which are ripe, fresh and of good quality. Then the juice is squeezed out using the â&#x20AC;&#x153;cold pressâ&#x20AC;? method. Immediately after pressing the juice is subjected to gentle pasteurization which allows to maintain almost all ingredients of fresh fruits, ie, beneficial for health pectins and polyphenols

(mostly flavonoids). The juices do not contain any additives. It does not contain any sugar, water or preservatives. It is NFC - not from concentrate. Due to used production technology the juices maintain the highest flavor and health values. The Juices are available in cartons of bag-in-box type of volume of 3l, 5l, 10l, and in glass bottles of volume of 750ml, 330ml, 200ml.

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ORGANIC FERTILIZER

IS THE BEST ORGANIC FERTILIZERS IN THE WORLD. IT IS TRUE Products of lake energy

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he basis of the BioDeposit® products is sapropel (fresh water lakes bottom sediments) and peat. The term “sapropel” name derived from the Greek sapros and pelos - meaning putrid and silt, mud and was introduced in 1901 by German scientist Robert Lauterborn to describe the silts that accumulate over the millennia in clean fresh water lakes. Organic fertilisers traditionally consist of manure or humus compost and when applied to the soil contribute to the accelerated formation of

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humus in the soil. Sapropel achieves the same but is 15-20 times more effective than these traditional products! Specific microorganisms and enzymes contained in the sapropel are able to revive "dead ground" reactivating soil functions and to give it highly fertile properties by forming humus. All new organic fertilizers and soil conditioners are generally biologically active substances and contain many nutrient elements. Sapropel varies from these other products by making available these elements in their raw natural balanced form, and has high levels of organic matter humification. Plants and

animals easily assimilate mobile forms of potassium, phosphorus, and hydrolyzable nitrogen, which sapropel is rich in. Sapropel is also rich in natural vitamins, contains carotene (provitamin A), B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, E, C, D, P and folic acid. Sapropel contains the largest quantity of amino acids (histidine, glutamic acid, glycine, valine, arginine, aspartic acid, alanine, serine, leucine, isoleucine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, lysine, methionine, threonine, cystine), enzymes (catalase, peroxidase, reductase, protease). Through the BioDeposit® Technology used, products NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017


ORGANIC FERTILIZER contain the widest variety of natural and biologically active materials that is not met in this range in any other product on the market. The results of tests carried out in Italy, Kenya, Cote de'Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ghana and others, shown that the productivity of some crops after the use of BioDeposit® is increased by 200300%, for example: Cotton - 4,6 ton/ha, Coffee - 45 kg/tree. Biologically active components available in BioDeposit® products fruitfully influence soil for a long period of time (from 3 to 5 years). Agronomic crop that are grown on soils with BioDeposit® products are ecologically pure. Currently using BioDeposit® Technology can be produce two brand products: BioDeposit® Agro is a biologically active soil conditioner produced from natural ingredients: sapropelic colloid and active peat. It is highly recommended for use on depleted, saline and eroded soils with damaged structure and soils treated with chemical and mineral fertilizers for a long period of time. BioDeposit® Agro remains fertile in the ground for several years, so for annual plants it should be once in 3-4 years, with consumption about 1 ton per 1 hectare. BioDeposit ® Elixir is a sustainable, water soluble, biologically active plant growth enhancer produced from specially prepared peat. It is a black color concentrate that initiates plant growth and development. BioDeposit ® Elixir is a highly concentrated product, 1 litre of it should be diluted with 2000 liters of water before irrigation or spray. Elixir has no offensive odour and should be used 2 times per season with an interval of 14-15 days, with consumption about 300 ml per 1 NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017

hectare. We guarantee 100% seed germination after 12 hours in BioDeposit ® Elixir solution. Both products are targeted to naturally increase crop yield by stimulating wellness within the soil and plant root systems, and are designed to be complimentary to each other, although can both be used individually. We suggest our clients not only buy BioDeposit® Agro and

BioDeposit® Elixir products from us, we suggest our clients BioDeposit® Technology transfer, to use local fresh water lake sediments and other organic deposits. For further information about please contact us: BioDeposit® Group Ltd. Phone: +(371) 29158676 vladementjev@mail.ru, www.biodeposit.lv Facebook: biodeposit GULF AGRICULTURE

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CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEMS

TERMOTECNICA PERICOLI

TURNS 50 THE ITALIAN COMPANY CHOSE GENOA FOR THE CELEBRATIONS OF ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY, WHICH TOOK PLACE ON 12, 13 AND 14 OCTOBER 2017 WITH MORE THAN 300 CUSTOMERS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

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ompanies are a territory's engine, and Termotecnica Pericoli is a brilliant example of how development can coexist with respect for the environment and its appreciation. It was in 1967 when Domenico Pericoli founded in Albenga the "Officina Termotecnica di Domenico Pericoli". Today this family reality, carried on by his three children Roberto, Grazia and Mauro, has become a

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multinational enterprise with offices and collaborators in Malaysia, Jordan and Mexico, but its heart is still beating in Italy, specifically in Liguria. The company has always exported worldwide the excellence of "Made in Italy" through the design and manufacture of heating, ventilation and cooling equipment for agricultural and industrial applications. With a sales volume of more than 21 million euros, a market

in constant expansion in more than 60 countries and over 70 employees, Termotecnica Pericoli shows to be a solid reality that looks to the future. The Event In Genoa To celebrate this important goal, they chose the city of Genoa, which welcomed about 300 selected clients and business partners from all over the world, who were involved in conventions, meetings and surprises. NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017


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Guests also had the opportunity to discover the city through dedicated and structured experiences created by Termotecnica Pericoli: guided tours, interactive treasure hunt and many surprises were a funny way to engage the guests and bring them closer to our local reality and its excellences. "The company usually operates in more than 60 countries, our products are chosen and appreciated everywhere, but we are always very close to our origins in Liguria. We chose this city because we want to explain how wonderful our land is and how much we NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017

believe in the potentialities of the Italian industry." declared Mauro Pericoli. "This is a very important goal that we want to share with all those who brought us here, from our parents Maria Luisa and Domenico, who dreamed about this company, to all those who believed in it and supported them to make their dream come true. From our reliable credit institutions, to the suppliers with whom we have created important synergies, to our clients who have become friends over the years, but above all our workers around the world. With their constant and valuable contribution they allow us to be who we are. To all those

who shared with us a part of our growing path and left something of them in usâ&#x20AC;? said the President Roberto Pericoli during his public speech. GULF AGRICULTURE

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SEEDS

INNOVA SEEDS: SERVING GULF AND THE MIDDLE EAST GROWERS

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the world by breaking grounds on constructing additional and new facility and offices still located at Ceres, in California, an

investment that was needed to house the new equipment we added to our state of the art current operational facility aiming to stream line and increase the efficiency of our seed processing systems. With the fact that Middle East and North Africa are an important regions to our business next to Central and South America the company welcomed recently Eng. Wagih Metwally a well-known veteran in the seed business as our Middle East and North Africa Regional Sales and Technical Manager based out of Egypt aiming to be closer to our customers and markets in that region. Eng. Wagih is tasked to bridge the commercial and technical aspects of the business between our customers and our team by setting priorities for the target crops and slots aiming to provide our customers with value added varieties that will allow them to expand our market share and provide competitive varieties to their growers. We did not stop there as we invested in establishing a Regional Technical subsidiary in Egypt located in 6th of October City through which we will coordinate our regional activities with our customers in the Middle East and North Africa and this operation will be managed by Eng. Wagih himself and his team. The purpose of this noncommercial office is to provide technical services and be closer to the various markets and customers we serve and we expect through this investment to NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017


fast forward our speed to market product launch program. Our R&D station in Modesto, CA still holds the priority for our research team to conduct our annual summer trials which we did this year and had the opportunity to welcome customers from 18 countries who stood witness on the major leap forward with our newly released varieties covering major slots like heat set tomatoes, blocky Charleston gray watermelon, both Galia and Ananas melons as well as Squash just to mention a few. This activity will now be mirrored in Egypt allowing us and our customers to evaluate our material under various

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growing conditions making our process of advancing new varieties more rigorous yet more effective in product launch and product life cycle. The company during 2017 season also expanded its global reach by appointing new dealers in Russia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritius and Ecuador and we are excited about the new opportunities those markets will bring to our company and global business. It is within our company culture to never forget that we reached were we are because of our valued customers and their effort and commitment in their respective markets and on behalf of myself and my colleagues at

Innova and Niagara seeds companies I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to all our current and future customers.

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Easy-Fill™ Planter Bags: Empowering Your Plants and Trees to Grow Better

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Easy-Fill ™ planter bags are made from top quality prime virgin materials. Our planter bags have been tested in the harshest climates from the sub-zero climates of the European winter to the extreme temperatures of the Middle East. All components including sewing thread are UV stabilized for strength and durability and all bags are subject to strict quality controls.

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Easy-Fill ™ planter bags have a round bottom design which makes for easy filling and stability.

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Easy-Fill ™ planter bags are manufactured with additional side drainage holes which assist in air root pruning, promoting superior plant growth and preventing root circling within the bag.

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Substrates in the Easy-Fill ™ planter bags can be controlled and kept free from ground contaminants.

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Growing with Easy-Fill ™ planter bags will save water and can be used with drip systems, overheads and hydroponic flood trays.

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Easy-Fill ™ planter bags are heavy duty with extra strength handles for easy maneuverability, thereby reducing the risk of back injuries.

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ave a big project? Say like in a golf club, a park, a hotel, or any other type of landscape project that requires trees, big, mature trees where you need many of them and some which cannot be found in your country? This is where we come in. AMG, an international tree brokerage firm offers this full-service, high volume, sales and shipment of large trees from the United States to places around the world. “We strive to offer quality plants which includes palms, tropical, fruit trees, and ornamentals to natives, evergreens and deciduous. As long as regulations allow it to be exported/ imported, and we think it can survive the trip, we handle it. Our products are hand-picked by our knowledgeable and experienced staff, gathered and transported with great care, then packaged and shipped with the attention your project deserves,” says Mark Smith, AMG President. “We also strive to provide the highest quality products with unparalleled service and dependability while still being able to offer a competitive price. Our team is also

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well experienced, licensed and insured as we handle trees of many different sizes and types. They ensure to go an extra mile to fulfill your tree needs and will update with the status of your order every step of the way.” “After the relevant details of inquiries are collected from customers, we prepare the trees by washing the roots, trimming, inspecting, spraying nutrients and etc., and pack their roots in a breathable fabric, coconut husk-based medium with water and nutrients to carry them through the journey. Since in some cases regulations don't allow exporting trees with soil on them, we carefully clean their roots in our preparing process”, added Smith. Finally they are loaded and transported into shipping containers to your port of choice in Florida, so that they can be shipped to your country, treating and positioning them to avoid too much stress. AMG ensures to be with you every step of the way, notifying you of developments and any issues that arise throughout the process, so you can bring to life the beautiful spaces you've envisioned! NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017


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stablished in 1985, AlShaheen Nurseries has been ever since developing itself as one of the leaders in the field of agriculture retail and landscaping. AlShaheen Nurseries provides a complete set of agriculture and gardening services. The team is run by well qualified engineers and experienced supervisors, with a long and successful track record in agriculture projects execution. The company is located in Shuwaikh, 4th Ring Road, Nurseries Area. It’s

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our pleasure to introduce our wide range of services we offer the following:  Landscaping and planting division for indoor and outdoor gardens. Wholesale division (For Agricultural Companies only).  Maintenance team for agricultural projects and house gardens.  Designing and implementing irrigation systems.  Wide range of indoor and outdoor plants.  Wide range of flower and vegetable seeds.  Different sizes and colors of plastic net shades. All kinds of natural and chemical fertilizers.  Peat Moss, potting soil, hydroton.  Agent and distributor of indoor and outdoor pots of different shapes and sizes AlShaheen Nurseries showroom is considered as a garden center for selling indoor and outdoor plants – Grass – Peat Moss – Potting Soil – Plastic Net Shades – Pots – Rocks –Seeds – Natural and Chemical Fertilizers – Agrilite – Irrigation Sys. – Water pumps – Insect killer – Hydroton – Palm bags. The Company aims to provide many items to serve different customer’s tastes, in addition to provide the best quality and less prices under one roof. AlShaheen Nurseries owns a farm in Wafra area specialized in growing plants, flowers, and paspalum grass, runs by well qualified engineers to provide the market and the Agricultural companies with the best varieties and quality. The farm is considered one of leading farms in Wafra in growing plants, flowers, and pasplam grass. The Project Division is run by well qualified team of engineers and supervisors to design landscape and maintain gardens. There is a team for designing & implementing irrigation systems. The whole sale division was established in 2000 to provide the Ministries and the agricultural companies with plants, garden tools and irrigation systems. Since then, the division has been supplying some of the leading government and private projects. NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017


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ODDER-ROOTSTOCKS was founded in 1958 as a nursery with a wide-range-production of rootstocks for fruit-trees, roses and ornamentals. Until now the specialization came more and more only to ROOTSTOCKS FOR FRUIT-TREES. QUALITY-ROOTSTOCKS – MADE IN GERMANY - are becoming more and more interesting/popular and well known also outside of Germany. The root-system of German FRUIT-TREEROOTSTOCKS is different, means better branched, to that of other countries. That makes regrowth in the fruit-tree-nursery easier even under not optimal conditions. ROOTSTOCKS for APPLES, PEARS, PLUMS, CHERRIES, PEACHES, APRICOTS and NECTARINES are the range of our production by tissue-culture/in-vitro, stool-beds, hardwood-cuttings and seedlings. For special needs also transplanted – to have an additional better rooting-system. Now LODDER-ROOTSTOCKS is in a better situation, since STEFFEN LODDER is managing the production; so ERHARD LODDER (managing director) NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017

can take even more attention to the over worldwide customers and their needs. Storage from end of October until May or later for the Southern hemisphere is no problem in special temperature-controlled-facilities! The most important variety is during the last 25 years the Prunus GiSelA®-ROOTSTOCK-series – for halfsize trees, early cropping, large fruit-size and good productivity.

Your direct contact:

ERHARD LODDER -Managing Director+49-171-403-7165

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TALDREN® - the effective dry disinfectant powder manufactured in Denmark by Jorenku A/S and exported to more than 60 countries worldwide now is available in Middle East markets where it is distributed by reputable partners. STALDREN® has been appreciated as an effective dry disinfectant powder for more than 25 years. It not only reduces moisture & ammonia levels but its active ingredient is effective against a broad range of harmful pathogens affecting poultry, dairy and equine health & productivity. STALDREN® contains no phosphorous, is pH neutral & non-corrosive and does not damage skin & membranes. It is safe to use throughout the production cycle. Using STALDREN® to improve hygiene is a preventive measure and its introduction in the Middle East region is most timely as governments increasingly restricts use of potentially immune causing antibiotics in animal production. Many broiler operations, e.g. in Brazil, extensively uses STALDREN® in their efforts to minimize Salmonella presence in bedding while at the same time greatly reduce foot pad damage stemming from ammonia presence and infections. This in turn results in less disease, mortality & treatment costs, and as an added benefit more NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017

revenue can be realised from better quality chicken feet sales. In Layer (cage) houses where red mites often pose problems STALDREN® also can be used to dust the house, either weekly or bi-weekly. An added benefit carrying out dusting of the cages is that a degree of disinfection with residual effect occurs simultaneously. STALDREN® also is ideal for maintaining hygienic conditions in nest boxes. In dairy operations

STALDREN® is widely used to help reduce mastitis incidence and lame leg problems. Apart from being used in cow resting and traffic areas, it also is a very important aid in maintaining critical hygiene levels in hospital pens, and in calf pens both for individual and group housing. Healthy female calves are a very important pre-requisite for raising productive dairy cows in a timely & cost effective manner and the value of good hygiene cannot be overestimated.

IT NOT ONLY REDUCES MOISTURE & AMMONIA LEVELS BUT ITS ACTIVE INGREDIENT IS EFFECTIVE AGAINST A BROAD RANGE OF HARMFUL PATHOGENS AFFECTING POULTRY, DAIRY AND EQUINE HEALTH & PRODUCTIVITY

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CYPRUS: OFFERING TOP QUALITY

EARLY THIS NOVEMBER GULF AGRICULTURE MANAGING EDITOR MATT VISITED CYPRUS TO EXPLORE THE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN THE CYPRIOT AGRICULTURE, AQUACULTURE, FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY FOR THE BUYERS OF GULF AND THE MIDDLE EAST. HE VISITED MANY COMPANIES BASED IN LIMASSOL AND NICOSIA, SPECIALISED IN DAIRY PRODUCTS, HALLOUMI CHEESE, FRUITS AND FRESH VEGETABLES. THE TRIP WAS ORGANISED BY CYPRUS TRADE CENTRE, EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS IN DUBAI. 44

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he third smallest country in the EU after Luxembourg and Malta, Cyprus' agricultural sector is small in comparison to its European neighbours. The success achieved in marketing and promoting halloumi cheese as an international brand demonstrates that the island can establish a unique identity for its products: the challenge now is to repeat this success with the island's other agricultural products such as olive oil, fruits and vegetables. Indeed, some 44 per cent of Cyprus' agricultural output derives from crop protection, which apart from the export products of potatoes, oranges, lemons, mandarins, grapefruit and grapes, also includes cereals which are a main source of fodder for the island's livestock farmers. According to a latest report, Cyprus' agricultural share of total domestic exports is around 13.4%, and it is quintessentially Mediterranean with health-promoting foods such as citrus fruit, vegetables, grapes and potatoes. As for processed agricultural goods, Cyprus' key exports are halloumi, fruit and vegetable juices and meats. The island's famous halloumi cheese has become one of the top export products for Cyprus. The country has a rich gastronomical history, and halloumi - with its rich flavour and particular texture - constitutes a cornerstone of Cypriot cuisine. Aquaculture products are the third most important produce in Cyprus, in terms of export value. Specifically, these products are sea bass and sea bream and approximately 65% of the total national production is exported to markets in Middle Eastern countries and the USA. The aquaculture sector represents about 75-80% both in terms of volume and value of the total national fisheries production, and the total national aquaculture value for 2015 reached Euro 39.2 million . The traditional markets for Cypriot citrus products have been Russia and the United Kingdom, both enthusiastic consumers of oranges, tangerines and mandora, a cross between a mandarin and an orange. Agricultural exports to the EU constitute around 64.2%, while other European countries 16.7% and Asia 16.2%.

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CYPRUS HAS A LOT TO OFFER IN THE FOOD AND DRINK INDUSTRY TO THIS PART OF THE WORLD FOR MANY REASONS. THE QUALITY WHICH IS ACCORDING TO THE EUROPEAN STANDARDS, THE SIMILAR FOOD INGREDIENTS AND VARIETIES PRODUCED FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN ATMOSPHERE AND THE OLD RELATION WITH THE ARAB WORLD WHICH LED CYPRIOT MANUFACTURERS TO ESTABLISH AN EXCELLENT BUSINESS RELATIONS WITH THE UAE AND THE WHOLE ARAB REGION.

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Largest Dairy Company in Cyprus exporting to 40 countries Charalambidis Christis is the largest dairy company in Cyprus. It produces and markets products of high nutritional value, according to the international standards of quality and knowhow, maintaining the authenticity of the flavors. Mega brand Charalambides Christis is the largest export company in Cyprus, since it has been exporting to more than 40 countries, employing more than 600 people. At the same time, it is also distinguished in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility, since the program of practical offer and social solidarity "Participation" embraces the whole of Cyprus, giving thousands of children smiles. Charalambidis Christis was created by the merger of the

two largest dairies in Cyprus with the Charalambides Dairies and Christi Dairies Ltd. The recent significant developments in the company's modern history concern two important launches that have admittedly changed the relationship between the consumer and the product. This is the new 2-liter package with a handle launched in October 2013 as well as the new, one-liter, newly packed with a handle we launched in September 2015.

Offering Alambra and the Granny Products Based on the long experience and expertise, Petrou Bros Dairy Products company is aligned with the market needs, by pioneering in products which combine quality and innovation. Alambra and the granny products: The products are made of 100% fresh cow's, sheep's and goat's milk which is supplied by the company from all different areas of the non-occupied Cyprus. It has a wide range of products, such as Halloumi, Fresh and Dry Anari, Yogurt of different types, Grated Halloumi and various other types of exclusively imported cheese such as Greek Feta, Kefalotiri, Edam, Gouda etc. At the same time, the company produces a range of traditional products -under the name «the granny»- which have received great success both in the local and the international market. The traditional products «the granny» consist of Sheep's and Goat's Milk Halloumi, the Traditional Authentic Sheep's Milk Yogurt, the Traditional 46

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Dry Anari, the Sheep's Milk «Airani» as well as the famous «Trahana soup». Petrou Bros Dairies exports more than 80% of the total production to the international market and the remaining 20% is distributed in the local market. The company holds more than 30% of the total exports of the Original Authentic Cyprus Halloumi with a production that exceeds the 4500 tons per year. Among other countries, the company exports products to 29 countries worldwide. NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017


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Lefkonitziatis: Offering traditional dairy products Lefkonitziatis Dairy was founded back in 1960 and operates under its current management since 1984. The company processes milk and produces a series of Halloumi and other traditional dairy products. Halloumi and Yoghurt are the main products the company manufactures today. The majority of the Halloumi made is exported to other EU countries with the UK and Sweden being the biggest markets. The dairy plant is located from 1997 to Ayios Athanasios industrial area in Limassol. The factory fully complies with the European directives regarding premises, equipment, manufacturing procedures and personnel hygiene. The company has additionally achieved accreditation of its Food Safety Management system with BRC version 7 Grade AA. Nowadays the company processes around 9 million liters

of milk annually and with the increase of demand for Halloumi cheese alongside with the growing prospect of the European Union is aiming to increase further its production. The strategic intent of Lefkonitziatis Dairy Products Ltd is to be established as one of the leading milk processing companies in Cyprus remaining faithful to its line of success Taste - Quality - Tradition.

Carob products from Stavros Parpis The Cypriot company belongs to Stavros Parpis who has put in practice the slogan "Learn to eat healthily", which after all it is the companies personal motto. Stavros Parpis Foodtuffss Ltd established in 1992. Our main activity is the primary processing of carob using latest technology type machines. In our company we produce: carob syrup, grape syrup, carob powder, carobolata, carob snack, carob candies, carob drages, carob cream, grape cream, grape juice, praline with carob and pomegranate syrup. Carobs are an extremely rich food. They are richer in calcium than milk since they contain 350mg of calcium per 100g of carob in comparison with milk which contains between 120-130mg of calcium per 100g of milk. They also contain up to 4% protein, up to 63% phosphorus 180mg per 100g. Carobs are also rich in vitamins A, B and C and they also contain good quantities of iron and many other minerals. Compared to chocolate, carob is three times richer in NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017

calcium, has one third less calories and seventeen times less fat. Carob is a chocolate lover's delight as it is not only delicious, but low in fat and calories and caffeine-free. GULF AGRICULTURE

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Cyprofresh: Handling More than 30 Percent of Cypriot Citrus Exports â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our company is a cooperative grower's union established in 1964 with the purpose of treating, packing and marketing the agricultural products of its grower membersâ&#x20AC;?, says Panicos Panayi, Sales and Marketing Manager, Cyprofresh. Nowadays the company has around 550 members and is the biggest packing and exporting organization in Cyprus handling more than 30% of the island's total export trade in Citrus fruits. The company since 2005 is also successfully involved in the trade of fresh potatoes with its own potato-grower team. The latest and very promising activity started in 2011 and it concerns the cultivation and trade of pomegranates.

Our long time co-operators and customers are wholesalers, packers and large supermarket chains in Europe such as Belgium, Austria, Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, Croatia, the UK and more. Outside the European borders we trade with Canada, Russia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Bahrain and others.

Alion: Market leader in Horeca sector Alion is a leader in the domestic market in both the retail and the HORECA sector, it exports its fresh products in more than 25 countries, keeping up delivering products of the highest quality from the field to the customer, with the best customer service possible. Built from the ground up by Theodoros Zavos and his cousin Panikos Papaloizou in 1990, Alion has grown from strength to strength and has become today a state-of-the art enterprise thanks to the dedication and the passion of its people, without forgetting its roots nor its family values. A leader in the domestic market in both the retail and the HORECA sector, it exports its fresh products in more than 25 countries, keeping up delivering products of the highest quality from the field to the customer, with the best customer service possible. Alion's vision is to help its consumers to live a healthier way of life by providing them healthy products of the best quality possible. To remain competitive, we understand at Alion that constant innovation is key. Innovation comes in many shapes 48

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and forms: new original products, new product usages and new packagings. For example, Alion ready to eat salads are packaged in Pattruss Z (Zed) a very innovative packaging made for vegetables, which has a resalable zipper and large capacity. This bag made of transparent film is reusable. Consumers can consume vegetables little by little over time while taking their Pattruss Z bag in and out from the refrigerator. Pattruss Z keeps the freshness of the vegetables for a long period of time thanks to its excellent durability and preservation features. NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017


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K. Fruit Factory Ltd: Authentic pomegranate juice Kleopas Pomegranates is a subsidiary company of K. Fruit Factory Ltd, dealing with the production of pomegranate and turning it into fresh, authentic pomegranate juice. It produces excellent quality pomegranates in its own plantations, stretching over 230,000m2 with thousands of pomegranate trees in the Asgata district of Limassol. Authentic pomegranate juice is produced in the local small industry of Kleopas Pomegranates following all EU regulations. The Company's specialized and excellently trained staff, its state-of-the-art machinery and the strict hygiene and safety regulations guarantee an excellent product, with the unique formula of Kleopas Pomegranates The Company has its own distribution network covering all of Cyprus, while it is expanding exports to European countries and beyond. “Our Company is already exporting to France. The exports

are made only by air in order to deliver the juice 100% fresh in the market. We have also agreed with US company and as soon as the arrangements are ready the company will start exportation in the U.S.A.”, says Michalis Kleopa, executive sales manager of the company.

Cyprus Potato Marketing Board The Cyprus Potato Marketing Board was established by Law in 1964 and promotes for more than 40 years Cypriot potatoes. As from 1st of May 2004 Cyprus joined the EU and the potato market has been liberated. The CPMB however, continues to operate very successfully in the free market being the biggest exporter of Cyprus potatoes with over 1250 potato growers which sum up to more than 70% of the producers of Cyprus Island wide. Growers are organized in “Growers Groups”, the largest one being the Pancyprian Potato Growers Group (POP) that numbers almost 900 members. The Cyprus Potato Marketing Board is also co-operating with another 2 groups (Sotira group and Achna-Augorou group) and some 1000 independent growers. The CPMB has undertaken the planning (quantities, varieties etc) the packing, the shipping and the marketing of these potatoes. Also the CPMB is planning to export a bigger quantity than last year reaching more than 70,000 tons. “With our long term experience of over 40 years specializing in the potato production, packing and exporting we are unbeatable when it comes to delivering the best Cyprus potatoes at your door,” says Charalambos Anastasiou, general manager of the Cyprus Potato Marketing Board. NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017

All potatoes for export are inspected during growth harvesting and packing by the Board agronomists but also by the State inspectors (Cyprus Inspection Service). CPMB and Ministry of Agriculture also inspects the potatoes again in the packing station just before loading in the containers and at random in the ports during loading in the vessels and issue the necessary phytosanitary inspection certificates. During harvesting and before loading in the packing station, the agronomist of the Board take samples at random to be sent to the State laboratory for residue analysis. Of course soil analysis and residue analysis before harvesting is obligatory for all growers participating in the Eurepcap programme. GULF AGRICULTURE

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Kimagro: The Fish you can Trust In slightly over two decades, Kimagro has grown from the vision of one man to a successful, respected Fish Farm, sustainably supplying the finest quality Sea Bass and Sea Bream across the globe. It's been an eventful process marked with key moments which helped to shape who we are today. The brand name represents the sea of its origin, near the Levant Basin which is steeped in history from the Knights of the Round Table sailing its waves and even landing on Cyprus shores, to the other various great empires, conquering the ancient worlds. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Our fish share in this rich setting and are more exposed to the natural elements of the Mediterranean Sea; something that is key to their steady growth and overall developmentâ&#x20AC;?, Antonis Kimonides, Managing Director of Kimagro. Fish you can trust: Kimagro requests a 'Premi Test' from Cyprus Veterinary Authorities in order to certify that no antimicrobial agents (antibiotics) are used during the fish rearing process. This means that several sample analyses take place both by the local Vet Authorties and the Company on a separate basis, throughout the year in order for this Certificate to be produced in confidence for our customers. Sashimi-graded: Kimagro uses sustainable fish feeds that are under the full control and high standards of the

Blue Island; Specilized in Mariculture and fish farming The core of business of the company is the fish farming and trading of the Mediterranean species Sea Bass and Sea Bream and the trading of fresh fish from open sea fishing. The company was established in 1993 (under the name Blue Island Fish Farming Ltd) as a mariculture unit. A turning point for the company has been its conversion in 1999 into a Public Company and its listing in the Cyprus Stock Exchange. This development contributed to the 50

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Manufacturer who provides our Company with a confirmation notice of their heat treatment process. On 2nd June 2016, Kimagro's Levantina Fish have once again been awarded for exceptional taste and quality.

growth of the company both in the field of mariculture and in the field of fresh fish trading. Today the company distinguishes itself in the Cyprus market in the fields of mariculture and fish trading, in addition to its size and its modern organizational structure and infrastructure. Both the structure and the infrastructure of the company are continuously developing, with a view to offering a reliable and complete service to its clients, both in Cyprus and abroad. Currently the company exports to most of the European countries, the United States, Russia and the Middle East. NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017


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