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HEAT-LOVING PLANTS FROM PANAMERICAN SEED

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WANGARA: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SUCCESS

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On behalf of the Board and Members of the Czech & Moravian Dairy Association, Mr. JiĜí Kopáþek, Ing., CSc., Chairman of the Board, would like to invite you to

EU MILKY WAYstand At SIAL ABU DHABI Exhibition,  on the 1'-1) DECEMBER201/ AtABU DHABI NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE, Hall ENTRANCE /, Stand H '0, The Members of the Czech & Moravian Dairy Association are promoting high quality European dairy products: milk, cream, condensed milk, condensed cream, yogurts, fermented drinks, dairy spreads, curd spreads, curd desserts, and cheese.

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IRRIGATION SHOW HEADED TO CALIFORNIA

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WORLD'S BIGGEST EXHIBITION IN GREENHOUSE INDUSTRY

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BELGIUM IS THE PARTNER COUNTRY OF IPM ESSEN 2019

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SAUDI AGRICULTURE EXHIBITION CONCLUDES ON A HIGH NOTE

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A BASKET OF EU QUALITY DAIRY PRODUCTS

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CYPRUS TO OFFER UNIQUE MEDITERRANEAN HEALTH PRODUCTS

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Egyptian Government pledges subsidies to help agricultural export to the MEA region Egyptian exports to the UAE increased from USD 1.126bn in the first half of 2016, to USD 1.204bn during the same period in 2017 according to Egypt Today registering a 7 per cent increase in growth. Since then, trade relations between the countries have further progressed as Egypt looks to increase the number of companies exporting to the UAE through a new subsidy strategy recently laid out by the Egyptian Government aimed at boosting trade between the two countries. Supplementing this goal of increasing exports to the MEA region, the Egyptian Export Development Authority (EDA) has confirmed a partnership with AgraME 2019, the Middle East and Africa's most important exhibition for Agriculture, Aquaculture and Animal Health, which will offer businesses based in Egypt subsidies of up to 50 per cent of the total cost of participating at the exhibition. Egyptian suppliers and manufacturers can now showcase their products, machinery, equipment and services to the local and international visitor base which the event attracts with significant financial support and cost saving opportunities. Commenting on the partnership, May Helmy, Project Manager at the Egypt Export Development Authority said, ''The EDA will provide subsidies for Egyptian companies to exhibit at AgraME 2019 in Dubai. The subsidy ratio is determined according to the company's exports for the year 2017.'' 4

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''We want to help as many Egyptian companies as possible increase their export across Middle East and Africa. The show already attracts Egyptian suppliers of Aquaculture, Crop Farming, Animal Farming and Animal Health who manage to strike a significant amount of business at the show every year. We are excited to be supporting this export initiative to help grow agricultural export across the region'' added Helmy. Under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, AgraME will take place from the 5 - 7 March 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE. As the longest running show in the Middle East and Africa, AgraME welcomes government buyers, distributors, agents, and farm owners from across the Middle East and Africa.

New Holland Agriculture receives three EIMA 2018 Innovation Awards New Holland Agriculture has won three awards in the Technical Innovation Contest at the 2018 edition of EIMA International, a bi-annual international agricultural machinery exhibition held in Bologna, Italy from November 7 to 11, 2018. New Holland Agriculture, a brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI), has won the following awards in the Technical Innovation Contest organized by FederUnacoma (the Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Federation): Technical Innovation award for the IntelliSense™ system on the New Holland CR Revelation combine harvester, Special Mention for the latest New

Holland T5 Auto Command™ tractor series with continuously variable transmission and Stage V engine and Special Mention for the Intelligent Trailer Braking System. The IntelliSense™ proactive and automatic setting system is available on CR Revelation combine harvesters, New Holland's flagship harvesting range, and is designed to maximize output and minimize grain loss and damage. This pioneering system brings major productivity benefits to customers by automatically setting up and adjusting all harvesting parameters on-the-go and in real time leaving the operator free to focus exclusively on driving the machine. The new T5 Auto Command™ tractor series, which unveiled at EIMA International 2018, is equipped with a state-of-the-art, continuously variable transmission (CVT) and is ideal for livestock and mixed farming. Fitted with a specially developed FPT Industrial NEF Stage V 4.5 liter engine, the panel of judges was particularly impressed with the innovative fully under-hood installation of the HI-eSCR2 life-long exhaust gas after-treatment system. This highly integrated system improves visibility and maneuverability, increases operating versatility and raises the level of operator safety during inter-row and grassland operations, thanks to the increased ground clearance. New Holland Agriculture received a further Special Mention for its patented Intelligent Trailer Braking System, which improves tractor stability during deceleration when towing a trailer, resulting NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018


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in increased safety during transport operations. The system acts by detecting the drop in tractor speed and calculating the deceleration force. An electronically controlled trailer brake valve then automatically applies the trailer brakes so that the deceleration rate of the trailer matches that of the tractor.

Lowe's Uses HydroPoint Smart Irrigation and IoT to Reduce Water Use, Carbon Footprint HydroPoint, AT&T, and Lowe's released a new case study that shows the benefits of installing smart irrigation and the Internet of Things (IoT) at nearly 1,000 stores. Lowe's started looking for more sustainable solutions, in an effort to increase its efficiency while reducing its environmental impact. The company chose smart irrigation systems from HydroPoint that connect through the AT&T IoT platform. The study found that Lowe's was able to reduce its annual water use by about 650 million gallons, saving Lowe's an estimated $5 million. The reduced usage also requires less water treatment and pumping, which reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by about 750 metric tons, the equivalent of burning 84,000 gallons of gasoline.

SPACE 2018: Satisfying turnout and visitors from 121 countries worldwide SPACE 2018 took place from 11 to 14 September at ParcExpo Rennes exhibition centre. Attendance levels were high, the weather was superb and once more, the quality of the show was excellent. The 6

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four-day event underlined the show's international standing. It also served to highlight the strength of the agricultural industry in Northwest France. This month, the region played host to both the “Terre de Jim� French Young Farmers show and the SPACE exhibition, one of the leading international events for livestock professionals. This year was the 32nd time that SPACE opened its doors to the industry. This time around, there were 1,410 exhibitors from 42 different countries and a total of 108,347 delegates from 121 countries around the world. In terms of French visitor numbers, there was a slight downturn on last year (6.65%), but all things considered, attendance was satisfactory. This small dip was mainly due to the fact that corn silage harvesting took place a fortnight earlier than expected this year and therefore clashed with the show. International attendance was up slightly (by 2.8%), showing how SPACE has unique international appeal, despite the market being particularly competitive this year. High attendance levels and the quality of this year's show were evidence of the capability and commitment of industry professionals to continually adapt and evolve in response to the needs and expectations of society. The success of SPACE 2018 also reminds us how essential it is for all industry sectors to work together. This is crucial for maintaining and promoting the agricultural industry in the long-term and responding to demands for increasingly high levels of safety in livestock feeding.

The next SPACE exhibition will take place from Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 September 2019.

Palsgaard takes another step towards carbonneutrality Emulsifier specialist Palsgaard has taken another step towards worldwide carbon-neutral production. The company has activated 840 solar panels at its Dutch factory, which is now completely carbon-neutral. The move is another important landmark for the company as it works to eliminate its carbon footprint at all global production sites by 2020. Last year Palsgaard became the first industrial company in the country to achieve CO2neutrality at its Mexican plant. And its largest site, in Denmark, was declared carbonneutral in 2015 after it reduced emissions by 16,000 tons. The company, known as the inventor of the modern emulsifier, has been actively working to reduce its carbon footprint since 2010. It has introduced heat recovery and insulation techniques, converted from heavy fuel oil to biogas, and used renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar power. In Denmark it has also introduced its own straw-fired central heating systems. The Netherlands factory has been running solely on renewable energy since the start of the year, and the new solar panels further reduce its need for external sources of electricity. Had the company continued to use fossil fuels, CO2 emissions could have reached 1,322,000 kg per year _ the same as the amount produced by 165 Dutch households. NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018


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Early Sales 2020 New Varieties Available Now From PanAmerican Seed On October 1, PanAmerican Seed released a select group of new 2020 introductions for sale. This provides growers a chance to purchase larger quantities and sell the latest seed genetics during the 2019 spring season rather than only offering small quantities for sampling. This early-release timeline closes the loop on the company's strategy to trial with growers before introduction to confirm performance and encourages growers to use the best new varieties a year in advance of traditional availability timelines. The early sales list

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includes varieties from all of PanAmerican Seed's product categories: Annuals, Perennials, Edibles, Cut Flowers and Potted Plants. From cool- to warm-season varieties, distributors can sell seed or provide trial seeds to their greenhouse customers. The timing is also ideal as the main production period for early-spring and spring crops is just starting in many markets. Items like Spreading Petunia Easy Wave® Lavender Sky Blue, Spreading Pansy Cool Wave® Strawberry Swirl, Osteospermum Akila® Sunset Shades, and Salvia Salvatore do not require long days, so winter and early-spring production is not an issue.

“It is important that our customers have access to our newest genetics as soon as we have the seed in stock, along with relevant growing information and marketing support. We are excited to offer 31 new varieties a year ahead of the traditional industry timelines,” says Scott Rusch, Product Development Director at PanAmerican Seed. “The improvements that our breeders, product managers and trial collaborators have seen for the last several years solve key grower challenges. We also have several innovative new products that will help growers generate interest with consumers and landscapers.”

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AHC 2020 & Horti ASIA 2020 bridge science and commerce The 3rd Asian Horticultural Congress (AHC 2020) to be held in Bangkok in parallel with Horti ASIA 2020 hosted by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and the Horticultural Science Society of Thailand (HSST), and co-hosted by VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific. In 2020, the Asian Horticultural Congress (AHC), driven by leading horticultural science societies in Asia, will be back again after its last congress in the People's Republic of China in 2016. Organized by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), and the Horticultural Science Society of Thailand (HSST), the AHC 2020 will provide a forum that allows you to keep pace with the latest knowledge and innovations in horticultural science and related industries. Horti ASIA organizers - DLG and VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific will be co-hosting the congress at the heart of the trade fair and international conferences. An important milestone will be reached in supporting the Asian horticulture industry with the core drivers of growth. Asian countries have become a strategic focus for horticulture technology as the region transforms from being a trade hub into a knowledge hub, creating and inventing new solutions. Many research & development-based companies are operating; universities and governments in Asia welcome hundreds of researchers, professors, young scientists, horticulturalists from across Asia and beyond. Horti ASIA 8

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will be bridging science and practice to enable growers to find better, more practical, solutions. Asian economies are accelerating with 2/3 of world's population living in Asia and many challenges lie ahead. Today's Asian economies are building a sustainable future while respecting the UN global challenges and following the ambition to become the world's food basket.

Foliar Fertilizer Market Witnessing Increasing Penetration of Nitrogenbased Variants; Global Demand to Surpass 3 Million Metric Tons by 2028 Foliar fertilizers are steadily gaining ground in the agriculture industry as an effective multifaceted solution to enhance plant vitals. Increasing importance of crop nutrition, backed by the rising government initiatives continues to influence the demand for foliar fertilizers. Sales of foliar fertilizers are expected to increase on the back of the increasing demand for agricultural produce worldwide. These insights are according to a new study on foliar fertilizer market by Fact.MR. According to the research, demand for foliar fertilizer is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4% with respect to volume during the period of forecast, 2018-2028. Steady demand for foliar fertilizer is likely to translate into significant sales volumes crossing 3,400,000 metric tons by the end of 2028. Effective training programs provided by the governments regarding the use of foliar fertilizer continues to remain instrumental in driving the

foliar fertilizer sales worldwide. Moreover, subsidy provisions by governments in fertilizer space has translated into increased farmer confidence in using the foliar fertilizer, says the study. For instance, the government of India has declared a subsidy of around US$ 10,000 Mn in 2018 encouraging the farmers to improve the agricultural yield. Rising awareness regarding benefits of foliar fertilizer is expected to contribute to the growing sales volumes of the product in the coming years. Foliar fertilizer sales with nitrogen composition are likely to be on an upswing on the back of the growing demand for the nutrient in crop rejuvenation. Nitrogen, a key element in crop health, facilitates efficient photosynthesis, protein production, and overall plant physiology. Fact.MR report opines that sales volume of foliar fertilizer with nitrogen composition is estimated to cross 1,800,000 metric tons by 2019 end. On the contrary, the demand for potassium foliar fertilizer is projected to grow at a relatively rapid pace in the light of high pest and disease resistance and fruit quality enhancing properties. Potassium foliar fertilizer also facilitates rapid formation and movement of sugars, starches, and oils in crops, in turn, enhancing the plant nutrition.

Alissar Flowers opens new store at Four Seasons Burj Alshaya, Kuwait Luxury florists, Alissar Flowers have opened their flagship store in Kuwait. The renowned brand which has been providing its signature floral arrangements and gifts for residents in the United NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018


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Arab Emirates, Jordan and Qatar, is now available at the Four Seasons Burj Alshaya, Kuwait. Leaders in the floristry industry, the luxury business promises to add the most personal of touches to all of its creations, recognising that there is a story behind every gift. Alissar Flowers invites customers to visit its store where a team of expert florists await to assist in creating the perfect gift for any occasion. All floral displays are crafted using the freshest flowers from around the world and the store boasts several different varieties for visitors to choose from. Creating not just gifts, but an experience, Alissar Flowers has now grown to consist of five stores across the region

and proudly provides floral displays for some of the world's leading hotel groups including Four Seasons. The luxury brand launched in Jordan in 1979 and has been helping to celebrate special occasions and make wonderful memories for nearly 40 years. The launch of the store at Four Seasons Burj Alshaya brings a new opportunity for the residents of Kuwait to hand pick gifts and tell their stories with a unique Alissar Flowers offering.

Senninger Welcomes Adam Skolnik as Vice President of Global Sales Senninger Irrigation is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Skolnik as Vice President of Global Sales.

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Adam rejoins the Senninger team, as we deepen our commitment to increase our market presence and expand our resources to the agricultural irrigation markets we serve. Adam is a former President of the Irrigation Association and brings over 40 years of irrigation experience to the Senninger/Hunter Industries family of companies. “This appointment reinforces our industry-leading position as application experts in mechanized and solid set irrigation. We are excited to bring this level of added value and industry expertise to our worldwide network of customers,” said Steve Abernethy, President of Senninger Irrigation.

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Investing to achieve excellence Excellence in quality manufacturing has become a hallmark of SYMAGA SILOS. Faithful to the mission of achieving high quality standards, we maintain a Continuous Investment Plan to equip our state-of-the-art production and the total control traceability. If in 2015 the automation rate of our production was at 80%, Symaga now embarks on a plan to achieve full automation for our factory. The 2016-2018 Investment Plan will add an additional 30% mechanization and full automation of punching and profiling processes. These investments translate in a 3040% productivity increase for these lines.

Among our most recent additions, two intelligent robots now help in welding operations, reassuring quality and full compliance, while a new robot cell perfects compression rings, the most complex part of the hopper silos. In addition, diecuts are acquired to improve welding quality in silo's outlet, reddler supports and access doors. With a new 4kw fiber laser and a folding cell, we are achieving productivity gains of more than 40% in cutting and performing processes. In addition, a high performance punching line keeps top quality for our hoppers and support towers. We acquire a new profiling machine with automatic tool changing. Totaling EUR 4 mill in R&D investments brings us closer to

one of major goals: product quality. By 2019, the process of improvement in welding and bending lines is to continue, with plans for acquisitions of a high productivity drill for profiling. Banking on our constant investment in new technologies and human capital, Symaga reinforces its position as a market leader, doubling production and technical capacity, making us a reference supplier for the largest storage projects in the world.

Sanlucar celebrates its 10 years of presence in Tunisia SanLucar, the premium brand for fruit and vegetable, celebrated its 10th anniversary of production in Tunisia with a great commemorative event at the farm La Cinquième Saison in El

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Hamma in the region GabĂŠs. 1400 people attended the celebration, including employees and their families, the entire management team of SanLucar Tunisia, as well as numerous representatives of the Tunisian economy and government. It was an emotional act in which Yves Graf, the company´s responsible in Tunisia, thanked the whole SanLucar team for its endeavour and contribution to the company´s development in the country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After 10 years of activity without ever taking anything for granted, we can be proud of the progress of our company in Tunisia. Nowadays, we are presented in the country with the SanLucar farms La Cinquième Saison in el Hamma, Les Perles du DĂŠsert in GabĂŠs and Flor'Alia in Bizerte. This success is undoubtedly due to the commitment, the quality and the experience of all the people that are part of the SanLucar team in Tunisiaâ&#x20AC;?, explains Graf. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is precisely by working together and with energy that great things are achievedâ&#x20AC;?, he concludes. SanLucar is currently employing around 1500 people in the north and south of the country, mainly in the cultivation of tomatoes, grapes and berries. The company is the first one in Tunisia which received the evaluation certification GRASP - which is included in the international standard Global G.A.P. confirming good social management. With the corporate responsibility programme d.r.e.a.m.s., SanLucar has launched numerous projects of social and responsible action. NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018

Climate-Smart Agriculture key to support long-term growth of Near East and North Africa countries The Near East and North Africa (NENA) region faces numerous common challenges to achieving improved food security, nutrition and inclusive agricultural development. Rapid population growth, increasing urbanization, low growth in food production, as well as scarce and fragile natural resources and the threat of climate change have been compounding the situation. Climate change is having a significant impact on agricultural production around the region, threatening food security, hampering efforts to eradicate poverty and putting the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at risk. In light of this, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) are organizing a regional workshop, with the support of the Government of Sudan, to discuss innovative approaches to mitigate the effects of climate change on agriculture and to introduce the climate-smart agriculture approach to countries of the region. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the first workshop on climate-smart agriculture specific to our region. We are grateful for the support provided by the Government of Sudan to host this important workshop. Indeed, Sudan is and will continue to be highly affected by the influence of climate change on agriculture. As such, we welcome its leadership in addressing this topic that is essential for the

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livelihoods and food security of the people of our region,” said Babagana Ahmadu, FAO Representative in Sudan. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the event, H.E. Nahar Osman Nahar, State Minister of Agriculture and Forests in Sudan stated, “Sudan has prioritized agriculture for its key role in ensuring economic development, achieving food security and eradicating poverty and hunger. The achievement of these goals will be more challenging in the context of a changing climate. Therefore, understanding the risk multiplier effect of climate change is essential to effective planning and progress.” The regional workshop will gather climate change experts from NENA countries and representatives from the ministries of agriculture and environment in the region to discuss climate-smart agriculture. The workshop aims at enhancing the capacity of the agricultural systems to support food security, incorporating the need for adaptation and the potential for mitigation into sustainable agriculture development strategies. During the workshop, the experts and staff from sectoral ministries will work together with the aim of developing roadmaps for operationalizing climate-smart agriculture activities in the countries of the region.

Bühler launches pioneering cloud platform for the food & feed processing industry Microsoft's annual Ignite Conference hosts the launch of Bühler Insights™, one of the first secure, high performing and reliable cloud-based 12

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frameworks for digital services in the food and feed processing industry. MoisturePro™, one of Bühler's digital services powered by the Bühler Insights platform, can reduce energy consumption for industrial drying processes and save customers hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. The Bühler Insights platform combines the power of Bühler's leadership in food processing with Microsoft's leadership in delivering intelligent Azure cloud technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, and blockchain to unlock a new degree of food safety, traceability, transparency, and data intelligence. Partnering with Microsoft and using its Azure cloud platform enabled Bühler to develop Bühler Insights - a single IoT platform that runs all of Bühler's digital services and enables customers to access these services via a single portal. In his Ignite keynote, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, highlighted Bühler's critical role in the world's food supply and its work to use digital technology to ensure true food safety. Stuart Bashford, Digital Officer at Bühler adds: “Microsoft's technology has made it possible to accelerate time to market and has allowed us to deliver real benefits and value to our customers.” For manufacturers, that means reaching new levels of productivity. With the Bühler Insights, every machine in your plant can run as if your best operator is on the job around the clock. Bühler Insights provides the platform from which Bühler can deliver its process know-how

directly to customers. Bühler currently has the capability to connect more than 85% of its solutions to Bühler Insights. Bühler is showcasing a selection of its digital services at Microsoft Ignite, including MoisturePro, a cloud-based digital service that drives significant improvements in yield, reduces energy costs and the environmental footprint of thermal processing in the food and feed industry. Harnessing the power of cloud connectivity, it can deliver a return on investment of US $300,000, translating to an annual energy savings of US $20,000.

Nutriad present at Aquaexpo Ecuador Belgium headquartered Nutriad, specialty feed additives producer for shrimp and fish participated in the International AquaExpo 2018 in Guyaquil (Ecuador) organized by the National Chamber of Aquaculture (CNA). The AquaExpo has become a reference in the shrimp industry in the Americas and receives increasing global attention, due to the importance of Ecuador in the global shrimp production. The shrimp sector employs an estimated 200,000 people directly and indirectly in Ecuador. In 2017, the country produced and exported more than 400,000 metric tons of shrimp with industry expecting to grow 4-5% in 2018. This year's event attracted more than 750 attendants, mostly from South America, but also from Europe and Asia. 31 International speakers presented different topics on nutrition, health, genetics, diseases, biosecurity, management practices oriented to the farming of white leg shrimp, NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018


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Litopenaeus vannamei. In Ecuador Nutriad is working with BIOBAC, which distributes their aquaculture specialties. aqua team supported the BIOBAC booth with focus on programs for aquaculture additives supporting the prevention of shrimp diseases (SANACORE® GM, BACTINIL® AQUA) and species-specific digestive/metabolic enhancers to reduce feed cost and improve performance in shrimp (AQUAGEST®, LIPOGEST®). Peter Coutteau, Business Unit Director Aquaculture Nutriad, commented: “Nutriad has been working with producers in South America in general and in Ecuador for many years. Our philosophy of sharing insights and working together with local professionals has helped us establish a leading position in the aquaculture markets.” Nutriad is an industry leading specialist in the development, manufacture and marketing of animal and aqua feed additives worldwide. Headquartered in Belgium, Nutriad delivers products and services to over 80 countries worldwide through a network of own offices and distributors, supported by four application laboratories and five manufacturing facilities located on three continents. Find out more at www.nutriad.com

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President of Radicepura Garden Festival, announce a call for ideas to participate to the Mediterranean garden design Biennale. Theme for the second edition of the event “PRODUCTIVE GARDENS”. The garden can procure a complete wellbeing, not only producing fruits but also oxygen, biodiversity, scents and feelings, increasing the liveability of spaces and their perception; thus enhancing places with elements not only able to “beautify them”, but also make them functional in terms of environment and social impact, becoming a fruitful place for the mind and its wellbeing. Starting from this ability of green places to change the perception of spaces and make them more liveable, Radicepura Garden Festival announces the call for ideas 2019, inviting artists, designers, engineers, agronomists and botanists to participate to the second edition of the festival to be held in Giarre from April through to November 2019, exploring the “PRODUCTIVE GARDENS” theme. The international competition is open to under 36 to create 10 gardens, in areas of 30 to 50 square meters, working on the proposed theme. The gardens will be created inside Radicepura, the botanical park situated in Giarre (Catania), between Mount Etna and the Ionic Sea. They will communicate with art works and other gardens created by famous international garden designers. Participants will have the opportunity to choose the plants from Piante Faro greenhouses and cultivations, which means a production of over 800 species and more than 5,000 varieties

of exotic, succulent and ornamental plants, rare trees, unique majestic thousand year old specimens.

Championing the Cause: Youths in Agriculture Africa as a continent has reported a significant rate in agriculture; Agriculture is one of the sectors on the continents with a reasonably high level of revenue from export activities. Export commodities such as Cocoa, coffee, Timber, cashew and maize are some widely known produce that earn the continent much foreign exchange revenue. Youths over Africa vehemently complain and protest against lack of unemployment, considering 'white colour jobs' and 'blue colour jobs' as the only jobs in Africa. Trend in agricultural activity inclusion has focused on rural inhabitants with older folks dominating in many countries across the continent, denoting that the younger folks in these rural areas, together with people from the urban centers are not quite interested in this sector. It is no surprise that even the unemployed who are surrounded with agricultural opportunities refuse to see them, even if they do, they are reluctant or do not take advantage of them. Most youths, when asked to campaign for agriculture or raise a voice to agriculture will not hesitate to do it, but when asked to engage in farming, they will definitely not hesitate to say no. Same analogy applies to most agricultural students, if you ask them about their ambition, they may mention International Agricultural Scientist, a Researcher, an Agricultural Officer, a Banker or a Government Servant, a handful will dare say they want to be farmers. NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018


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IRRIGATION SHOW PREVIEW

IRRIGATION SHOW HEADED

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uring one eventpacked week, the Irrigation Association gathers irrigation professionals from all over the world to celebrate the work done in the industry - while

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showcasing an exciting future of what is yet to come. Register now for the 2018 Irrigation Show and Education Conference Dec. 3-7 in Long Beach, California. With up to 300 exhibitors

and the one-of-a-kind new product contest, this show provides a first-hand look at new technologies and products hitting the irrigation and specialty markets. Meet and talk with irrigation NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018


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TO CALIFORNIA professionals representing all sectors of the industry. This year's show includes new exhibit hall hours, offering attendees the best opportunity to browse the entire show floor. NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018

The Irrigation Show brings the industry's most respected lineup of presenters offering technical program sessions, seminars and education classes to one location. The agriculture and landscape

technical program includes numerous sessions covering the latest cutting-edge research on a variety of irrigation topics. The irrigation seminars provide practical techniques, best practices and how-tos presented by top experts. Education classes and CAD learning labs offered during the show will take your knowledge and expertise to a new level. Attendees also have the option to take a certification exam and become IA Select Certified, showing a commitment to attaining the highest level of expertise and knowledge. The 2018 Irrigation Show will attract over 4,500 attendees and exhibitors, providing valuable opportunities to connect and meet with peers, customers and suppliers. Don't-miss events include the opening night party, general session, events for young professionals and women in irrigation, and the keynote address featuring former NBA All-Star Mark Eaton.

WITH UP TO 300 EXHIBITORS AND THE ONE-OF-A-KIND NEW PRODUCT CONTEST, THIS SHOW PROVIDES A FIRST-HAND LOOK AT NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND PRODUCTS HITTING THE IRRIGATION AND SPECIALTY MARKETS

For more information, to review the current schedule of events or to register, go to www.irrigationshow.org. GULF AGRICULTURE

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GROWTECH EURASIA PREVIEW

WORLD'S BIGGEST EXHIBITION IN GREENHOUSE INDUSTRY

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rowtech Eurasia is getting prepared to bring together more than 800 exhibitors from 30 countries with 85000 professionals from 100 countries in America, Asia, Europe and Africa this year. As well as over 200 international companies that will exhibit individually, China, South Korea, The Netherlands and

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Spain pavilions will be exhibiting at Growtech Eurasia with their country pavilions. There has been growing a great interest in Growtech online visitor registrations from 118 countries including primarily Algeria and Egypt. Stating that they carried out intensive marketing efforts on international platforms, especially in Algeria, Russia,

Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, Growtech Brand Director Engin Er says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are expecting international exhibitors and visitors more than previous years. We've been having perfect results of ongoing online registrations and huge interest from local and international people all around the world. The top 10 countries from which the highest number of people have NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018


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registered as visitors are Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, Iran, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Libya, Iraq and India.” We, as country, need to enter new markets and increase our exporting capacity to have the competitive advantage. Stating that number of exhibitor countries reached 28, Engin Er adds, “We have exhibitor companies from Poland to India, Malaysia to Canada. We, as country, need to enter new markets and increase our exporting capacity to step forward in the intense competition all around the world currently. As Growtech Eurasia Agricultural Fair, we offer our visitors and NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018

exhibitors opportunity of meeting international markets and collaboration. Last year, we create business volume of USD 600-700 million for agricultural sector.” Growtech expands with new 'Livestock' section. Organized under the segments of Seed, Greenhouse & Irrigation Technologies, Tractors & Agricultural Machinery, Plant Nutrition & Protection, Growtech Eurasia will introduce a new segment of Livestock this year while updating its name as Growtech Eurasia International Greenhouse, Agricultural Technologies and Livestock

Equipment Fair. Also, 11th ATSO Growtech Agricultural Innovation Awards will be organized in cooperation with Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, supporting private sector and public agencies to contribute agricultural sector and innovative products and services. Thus, we're aiming to create sectoral awareness and added value to agricultural production. Agricultural Conversations which was organized last year for the first time and attracted great attention will be held for the 2nd time, and prominent leaders of the sector will be speaking in the conversations.

AS THE WORLD'S BIGGEST EXHIBITION IN GREENHOUSE INDUSTRY, GROWTECH EURASIA WILL LEAVE ITS MARK ON THE SECTOR WITH THE COUNTRY PAVILIONS OF CHINA, KOREA, HOLLAND, SPAIN, AND THIS YEAR ALSO HUNGARY

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IPM ESSEN PREVIEW

BELGIUM IS THE PARTNER COUNTRY OF IPM ESSEN 2019

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rom January 22 to 25, 2019, the honourable role as the partner country of the world's leading fair for the green sector will be bestowed on Belgium as an important exhibitor nation at IPM ESSEN. The countries Germany and Belgium are united with each other not only by the similarity of both flags. The European neighbours also look back on a long horticultural tradition. The expertise which connects both partner countries with each other will be emphasised under the motto "Rooted in Craftsmanship Together". In addition to the Opening Event and the Exhibitors Evening, the Belgians will provide particular highlights on the fair stage in Essen with numerous black-

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yellow-and-red activities. When IPM ESSEN started in 1982, Belgian exhibitors (the first from outside Germany) set out for Essen with a small but fine team. Since then, the sectoral meeting place has grown permanently and, with it, also the number of Belgian exhibitors who have long since recognised the significance of the world's leading fair as an important presentation platform. Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen: "We are very proud of having won over Belgium as the partner country of IPM ESSEN 2019. Belgian horticulture is very efficient. Around 70 exhibitors will show their innovations and trends. We would like to give them the attention which they deserve.

And what better place for this than IPM ESSEN where the entire worldwide horticultural sector meets up every year?" Koen Vanswijgenhoven, Regional Manager for Germany of the Flanders' Agricultural Marketing Board (VLAM), is also convinced about the cooperation and sees in it the chance to consolidate the horticultural relationship between Belgium and Germany even further: "Belgium has put its role as the partner country of IPM ESSEN 2019 under the motto 'Rooted in Craftsmanship Together'. Let's use the topclass stage in Essen in order to live this slogan and to strengthen the roots of our friendly and partnership-based togetherness." NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018


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Belgium as the Export Frontrunner Not only VLAM but also the Belgian Nurserymen and Growers Federation (AVBS) are behind the partner country cooperation. At IPM ESSEN 2019, the Belgian ornamental plant exhibitors will present themselves with a large joint booth in Hall 2. The azalea will play a prominent role in this respect. In this field, Belgium is the frontrunner worldwide: 80 percent of the European azalea production originates from Flanders. 30 million units of this speciality are exported every year. In 2010, the "Gentse Azalea" (Ghent Azalea) was also the first European ornamental plant product to receive the PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) label.

Belgium shows its particular eagerness to export also as far as the tree nursery products are concerned. The tree nurseries will be represented in the new Halls 6 and 8. New buxus varieties which are resistant to the Cylindrocladium fungus will be introduced in an Info Event. In addition, the "Proefcentrum voor Sierteelt" (PCS - Ornamental Plant Research) will report on new findings with regard to combatting the box tree moth. Horticulture Forum, Receptions and Booth Activities And attention traditionally focuses on the partner country in the International Horticulture Forum too. In 2019, Belgium

will take up the subject of "Sustainability in the Horticulture of the Future". The speakers will include highranking experts from the "Ornamental Plant Cultivation Technopool" which the two Belgian research institutes PCS and the "Instituut voor Landbouw-, Visserij- en Voedingsonderzoek" (ILVO Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) founded together with the Ghent University and the University College Ghent. Moreover, various international receptions are planned and, for example, the European Nurserystock Association (ENA) will visit the booth of the Belgians on these occasions.

LODDER OFFERS QUALITY ROOTSTOCKS LODDER-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) 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 GiSelAÂŽ-ROOTSTOCK-series - for halfsize trees, early cropping, large fruit-size and good productivity.

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IPM DUBAI REVIEW

FOCUS ON SUSTAINABLE URBANIZATION AND GREENHOUSE TECHNOLOGIES

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nder the patronage of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports, Dawood Abdul Rahman Abdullah Al Hajiri, Director General, Dubai Municipality and HE Thomas Kufen, the Lord Mayor of the city of Essen, led the inauguration of the 13th Edition of Middle East's leading horticultural fair, the International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM DUBAI) 2018, which took place from 01 October to 03 October 2018, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. This event held in conjunction with the International

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Perishables Expo Middle East (WOP DUBAI) 2018, the leading platform for fresh produce in the Middle East. IPM DUBAI 2018 and WOP DUBAI welcomed participants from 40 countries including 12 official country pavilions throughout the three-day event, and hosted a total of 213 local, regional and international exhibitors. Tarek Sibai, Show Director, planetfair LLC, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The floriculture and horticulture development in the Middle East continues to attract the global industry and the opening of the IPM DUBAI 2018 draws once again the participation of leading providers in the industry looking to capitalize on

the opportunities especially in markets that increasingly focus on greening more spaces. Dubai's hosting of the Expo 2020 where building of a more sustainable and healthier environment has become on top of the agenda for many community developers and organizations. The demand for horticultural products and technologies remain high in the region.â&#x20AC;? The event also addressed the steady rise in interest within the Middle East's built environment sector to create sustainable and healthy urban communities, which has led to the increase in demand for horticulture products and green house technologies. In addition, Dubai's advanced NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018


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transport and logistics infrastructure has paved for the emirate's phenomenal trade growth and continues to provide export and import opportunities for the sector. IPM DUBAI 2018 hosted seminars and workshops on leading trends and practices in horticulture as well as tours to key production and distribution facilities in the UAE. The event also showcased a range of highly efficient and lowcost greenhouse technologies which make it feasible for enthusiasts in the region to set up their own propagation and make a profitable business. The growing interest in farming in the UAE, with more than 35,000 farms and continuously increasing interest in organic agriculture supported by innovations in water technologies, also provides for new areas of growth in the sector. As in the past, IPM DUBAI is being held simultaneously with WOP DUBAI. Visitors of NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018

WOP DUBAI 2018 witnessed innovative offerings that cater to the fruit and vegetable sectors from over 80 countries seeking to serve the region's fresh food sector. Malaysia participated at WOP DUBAI for the first time and hosted a Country Pavilion led by the Ministry of Agriculture and agro-based Industry Malaysia. The Malaysia Pavilion showcased the country's wide range of agricultural goods and services, in line with its efforts to promote its agricultural transformation and expansive network on agro-based processing and marketing. The event fittingly addresses the sector's demand for storage and logistics for these perishable goods and introduced a new segment in this edition focused on logistics and cold chain business in the Arab Gulf region, opening new growth opportunities for the sector. GULF AGRICULTURE

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SAUDI AGRICULTURE REVIEW

SAUDI AGRICULTURE EXHIBITION CONCLUDES ON A HIGH NOTE

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he 37th edition of Saudi Agriculture Exhibition recently concluded its activities, amid wide acclaim from regional and international exhibitors and visitors for the success of the event, organized by Riyadh Exhibitions Company, at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC). The event attracted a record number of visitors reaching more than 15,000 during the four days of the event, including the remarkable presence of international leaders from more than 30 countries which explored investment opportunities within the Saudi agriculture sector. It also received extensive coverage from local and regional media. The Saudi Agriculture Exhibition plays a major role in

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establishing sustainability in the agricultural sector in the Kingdom as developing this sector is key to achieving the government's sustainable food security programs in line with Saudi Vision 2030. The event featured the latest products, technologies and innovations in the agricultural sector and local and international visitors also learned from the experiences of innovators, decision- makers and manufacturers on key investment projects. The exhibition also presented opportunities for investors and decision makers, offering them new perspectives on ways to increase investments in the sector. Mohammad Al Al-Sheikh, Head of Marketing, Riyadh Exhibitions Company, said:

â&#x20AC;&#x153;During the four-day event, Saudi Agriculture Exhibition has successfully achieved its objectives in positioning the country's key food security programs in line with Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to increase agriculture's GDP contribution and boost economic development.â&#x20AC;? The Saudi Agriculture Exhibition remains one of the longest running exhibitions in the country which provides an ideal platform to bring together the public and private sector under one roof. It enjoys massive international participation, making it a gateway for promoting the country's national products, building successful partnerships in agriculture, and networking with leading international companies and investors. NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018


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EIMA INTERNATIONAL REVIEW

EIMA INTERNATIONAL, A DREAM EDITION

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isitors vastly exceed the threshold of 300 thousand, consecrating the exhibition as one of the

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most significant events in the trade show landscape. "Agricultural machinery is entering the collective imagination - comments the president of FederUnacoma Alessandro Malavolti - as a symbol of progress and civilization" The 43rd edition of EIMA International, the review of agricultural machinery organized by FederUnacoma at the Bologna exhibition centre, ended with extraordinary numbers. Visitors reached the figure of 317 thousand, an increase of 11% compared to the result of the last edition (2016), which had already set a historical record for this event, which takes a leading role not only in the agricultural machinery sector but in the general exhibition scene, worldwide. The number of foreign operators also increased - over 50 thousand with an increase of 15% compared to the last edition - from 150 countries, for an event that saw the participation of 1,950

exhibiting industries and occupied a gross surface area of 375 thousand square metres. "It is a great success for our Federation and for the Bologna Fair - declared the President of FederUnacoma Alessandro Malavolti - but above all for the agricultural machinery industries, a sector that surprises for its technological level, while it enters the collective imagination as a symbol of progress and civilization". "These machines are increasingly powerful and at the same time increasingly refined and sensitive to the environment and to safety, and they attract a crowd of young people, never as numerous as in this edition". The mother of all regulations to allow the circulation of tractors and trailers all over Europe It was supposed to make the rules all over Europe uniform, but the obscure points on Community legislation for NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018


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agricultural vehicles, known as "Mother Regulation", have forced the ministry to issue several clarification circulars. During a conference on the subject, organized by FederUnacoma as part of EIMA, the aspects that have caused perplexity between manufacturers and users have been addressed (and clarified). The legislation in question, regulation 167 of 2013, in force since last January, is mandatory for all tractors. But for trailers and "interchangeable towed equipment", the obligation applies only to those destined abroad. If they are to circulate only in the country of production, the manufacturer can continue to comply with national legislation. "It is a choice made by the manufacturer after evaluating the pros and cons" explains Lorenzo Iuliano, of the technical service of FederUnacoma and one of the speakers of the conference. "To comply with the Mother Regulation, the equipment must meet more stringent criteria, which raise costs. However, on the other NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018

hand, they can have a higher performance and, of course, they can circulate throughout the EU". The application of the new legislation to trailers and "interchangeable towed equipment" is one of the critical points highlighted during the conference. The legislation requires very reliable technology with regard to the braking system. But what happens when a farmer wants to connect an old trailer to a new generation tractor? "Extensions were granted both in Europe and in Italy", explains Iuliano, "but they will expire in 2024. However, they allow the use of connecting technologies, a bit like what happens when you go abroad with electrical outlets. But it is important to know that a new trailer or towed equipment can not be connected to an old tractor. While you can do the opposite: a tractor that complies with the Mother Regulation can tow a trailer that mounts the old braking system". The next edition of EIMA will be held in Bologna from 11 to 15 November 2020. GULF AGRICULTURE

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CZECH DAIRY MISSION

A BASKET OF EU QUALITY DAIRY PRODUCTS IN ORDER TO EXPLORE THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CZECH DAIRY INDUSTRY, A MEDIA TRIP TO PRAGUE WAS ORGANIZED BY THE CZECH AND MORAVIAN DAIRY ASSOCIATION (CMSM) FROM 18 - 22 JUNE 2018. GULF AGRICULTURE MANAGING EDITOR, M. MATT WAS INVITED BY THE CMSM. HE VISITED MANY DAIRY PRODUCTION FACTORIES ALONG WITH OTHER OFFICIAL DELEGATES FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. “I COULD SEE THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF EUROPEAN DAIRY PRODUCTS IN THE FACTORIES I VISITED AND HOW THEY HAD EMPHASIZED ON THE VALUABLE HABITS OF CONSUMING MILK PRODUCTS IN OUR DAILY LIVES,” HE REPORTS.

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Milk (UHT long lasting), Cheese and Dairy Spreads. The programme stresses the importance of eating properly and in particular including EU quality dairy products in a balanced daily approach. Consumers are informed on the valuable habits of eating milk products emphasizing the high quality of the promoted products and furthermore the tradition of

European milk products encouraging them to try new varieties and flavors. It is mainly a three-year initiative target specifically for the countries of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Mlékárna Hlinsko Mlékárna Hlinsko dairy, founded in 1939 started its production in NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018


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1943. Hlinsko is the feedstock that solely comes from the Czech farms and breeds. The dairy saw two million liters of raw milk in the first year of its operation process which was used to produce powdered milk, condensed milk, butter and dried buttermilk. Situated in the Bohemian Moravian Highlands, an area particularly known for its clean and unpolluted nature, contributes to the excellent taste of the milk. In 1947 the company performed and carried out its first exports of the products. The dairy currently exports to more than 25-countries around the world. Since 1964 till today, the NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018

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products are available on the market under the corporated brand Tatra. Mlékárna Hlinsko dairy has expanded its production by products such as Tatra Zmrzka (ice cream) and Tatra Professional (which are delivered within the gastro segment and used by professional chefs). The production program includes a long - life milk and cream, icecream and crushed ice, also handling 200 million liters of milk per year. Polabské mlékárny POLABSKÉ MLÉKÁRNY is a bio/organic Czech dairy with the brand name MILKO.

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MLÉKÁRNY's production plant is situated in the headquarters in Podebrady and the cheese factory in Varnsdorf. They are known for their processed fresh milk and cream exclusively from the Czech farmers keeping in mind to process their products to promote an ecofriendly environment and avoid substances that are detrimental to the health or that contaminate the food chain of the environment. Out of their dairy comes a variety of yoghurt products like the flavored Greek Yoghurt made only from milk and cream which contains 0% fat, 10% milk protein; My Skyr, which is an Icelandic style yoghurt rich in protein and fruit. Snacks and desserts that includes Matylda, a snack made with creamy yoghurt; Milko Tvaroh, a chilled dessert; Ovofit, a chilled dessert with low sugar content; Dipy, a salty snack, which comes in flavors like Lime and Chilli or Mango and curry that is best used with both vegetables and meat and Tvaroh, particularly a Czech legend. Their collection of cheese and butter products is drawn from the produce like that of the steamed and semi- hard cheese, to pastoral and fresh ones. Bohusovická mlékárna Bohusovická dairy, one of the oldest Czech dairies was founded

in 1901 was the first to bring traditional Icelandic dairy product SKYR to the Czech market, which is popular all over the world. Its products successfully supply both domestic and foreign markets. In the Czech Republic and Slovakia, it is known primarily for the range of cream creams Bobík, sour cream of Bohunka, cream for coffee and condensed milk Kapucín. The quality of the Bohusovice products is also reflected in many awards awarded by Bohusovická dairy. It is worth mentioning the success of the sour cream of Bohunka with cranberries, which in 2014 won the first place in the Dairy Product of the Year competition in the category of sour products. SKYR, which became the best dairy product in 2017, also collects successes. Bohusovická dairy has a wide range of marketing activities that are mainly focused on children. Bohusovická mlékárna is a member of the ACCOM Holding, which also includes Chocenská dairy and other entities dealing with the distribution, import and export of food products. These are Czech companies without any foreign capital participation. www.eumilkyway.eu

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SEEDS

Pentas Lucky Star Dark Red

Pentas Lucky Star Mixture

Gazania New Day Tiger Mix

HEAT-LOVING PLANTS FROM PANAMERICAN SEED

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ithin the PanAmerican Seed assortment, there is a large selection of varieties that are highly tolerant of extreme heat and harsh sunlight. Products that can survive these tough conditions are, for example: Pentas, Vinca, Zinnia, Gazania, Marigold and Begonia. Pentas is a highly-durable, heat-tolerant flowering plant that can withstand hot climates and is easily grown in containers and the landscape. Due to its abundant nectar supply, this amazing flower attracts various pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Pentas Lucky Star from PanAmerican Seed is bred with the fastest follow-up blooming of any pentas on the market. This colour-rich series has a tight, NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018

compact habit that keeps each plant looking tidy with almost no effort. Lucky Star is available in six showstopping colours: Dark Red, Violet, Deep Pink, Pink, Lavender, Raspberry, and White. Gazania's hardiness and attractive flowers and foliage make it a popular variety. It spreads quickly and blooms in flushes over most of the growing season. Gazania New Day from PanAmerican Seed is a compact series, well suited for the Gulf climate due to its high tolerance to drought and salinity. Bred to deliver short peduncles and beefier-looking plants, this uniform, largeflowered series performs beautifully in containers and baskets, as well as garden edging and groundcover.

Another classic variety that is known for superior performance in the landscape is the French Marigold. This flower thrives in sunshine and can withstand very hot weather conditions, while blooming brightly all Summer long. This year PanAmerican Seed introduced the NEW French Marigold Flamenco, which is a standalone variety that features a unique pattern with a yellow centre and redtipped petals. Flamenco offers the biggest blooms of any double crested marigold on the market, and will look great in patio containers and gardens. For more information, email newsandinfo@panamseed.com or visit panamseed.com.

French Marigold Flamenco

PENTAS IS A HIGHLY-DURABLE, HEAT-TOLERANT FLOWERING PLANT THAT CAN WITHSTAND HOT CLIMATES AND IS EASILY GROWN IN CONTAINERS AND THE LANDSCAPE

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CYPRUS UPDATE

CYPRUS TO OFFER UNIQUE MEDITERRANEAN HEALTH PRODUCTS 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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he third smallest country in the EU after Luxemburg 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. 5.7% of the domestic exports are AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS, potatoes 3.8% , citrus 1.1 % be the major exports. Aquculture constitute an

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important component of the primary agricultural production with the exports of fishes reaching 2.35% of the domestic exports. According to a latest report, Cyprus' agricultural share (raw and processed) of total domestic exports is around 26.52% and it is quintessentially Mediterranean with healthpromoting 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. The traditional markets for Cypriot citrus products have been Italy, United Kingdom and Greece 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%. Lefkonitziatis: Offering traditional dairy products 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

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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 market. 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. Cyprofresh: Handling More than 30 Percent of Cypriot Citrus Exports “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 members”, says Panicos Panayi, Sales and Marketing Manager, Cyprofresh. 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. 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 NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018

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. 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.

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IRRIGATION

INCREDIBLE VALUE WITH ZIMMATIC'S TRUSTED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

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indsay continues to be a leader in technological innovations in developing systems that increase irrigation efficiency, boosts productivity and reduce energy and labor costs. ZimmaticÂŽ by Lindsay's center pivot irrigation systems are designed for both small and large fields. Their modular design allows

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Lindsay to custom configure longer systems to save system cost and special heights for taller crops like sugar cane or tree crops. Each pivot is designed for specific climatic, topographical and cropping conditions. Zimmatic systems operate in deserts, on flood plains, on flat land and rolling hills, and on a variety of crops.

9500P The ZimmaticÂŽ 9500 Series leads the industry in longlasting design and operation. No other brand features larger, stronger tower legs and the thickest pipeline on the market. From the robust construction to the innovative structure and components, these machines offer reliability season after season. NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018


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8500P ZimmaticÂŽ by Lindsay's 8500P center pivot provides an incredible value for your operation. Combining state-ofthe-art engineering design processes with the latest in material science, the 8500P center pivot features a 12-guage pipeline in a high strength machine that can be trusted to provide consistent irrigation for many years. The 8500P irrigation system now adds even more value to growing process, with new and improved components. The 8500P's pipes have been tested to ensure quality and meet the Zimmatic standard of durability.

These irrigation systems consistently provide proven results in varying terrain and cropping situations, and are built to provide trouble-free operation even in the most challenging environments. Choose your pivot point, spans, tower structure, driveline, control panel and add-ons for a custom system. NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018

7500P The 7500P Small-Field Pivot provides a new option for growers- and a new way to cost effectively irrigate smaller field up to 24 ha (57 feddans). With its smaller diameter pipeline of 11.4 cm and 3.2m crop clearance, the 7500P provides the height needed to irrigate taller crops, as well as strength you've come to expect from ZimmaticÂŽ by Lindsay irrigation systems. And at a lower cost per ha, the 7500P

will help maximize coverage while minimizing costs. 7500WD 7500WD is designed to meet the needs of small growers. As the leader in irrigation systems for small fields, Zimmatic offers the 7500WD WaterDriven pivot for use in corners or where power is not available. No other energy is required and no electrical installation is needed. The single span 7500WD increases land use by efficiently irrigating up to 7.4 acres (3 hectares) of corn/maize, soybeans, wheat, vegetables, potatoes, sugar cane and pasture. One pivot can be shared among several farmers or over separated fields to reduce cost per acre/hectare. MOBILE PIVOTS Irrigate more acres without buying more equipment. Zimmatic offers three mobile irrigation solutions that allow spreading investment over multiple fields. All Zimmatic mobile pivots feature reinforced wheel hubs that swivel easily into towing position. For more information, visit www.zimmatic.com GULF AGRICULTURE

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PLANTER BAGS

WANGARA HORTICULTURE: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SUCCESS AND INNOVATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST With 2018 coming to an end, Wangara Horticulture would like to personally thank all our business partners in the Middle East for another year of loyalty. Wangara Horticulture first established itself as a leader in this industry with high quality products and personalised service. Our proven and unique Easy-Fillâ&#x201E;˘ round bottom planter bags arrived in the Middle East 25 years ago to help the local growers and nurseries achieve much better results for their trees and plants.

Drawing on its experience with the harsh Australian climate, Wangara Horticulture was able to improve all aspects of above ground growing and translate that to a product that has stood the test of time and still continues to be a leading quality product in the world. Our local business partners have been instrumental in providing us with feedback that led to improvements and new innovative products. The Easy-Fillâ&#x201E;˘ Hedge bag was the first of its kind in the world, when it was introduced.

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Despite efforts to try and copy our products, our company's high standards, scientifically tested products and personalised service cannot be duplicated. Thanks to the warm welcome we received from the Middle East and the personal friendships that have followed, Wangara Horticulture will continue to be present and engaged in an ever changing and flourishing region.

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PROTECTIVE SCREEN

“NET-HOUSE”: ARRIGONI BRINGS INNOVATION TO EIMA 2018

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RRIGONI S.p.A., a leading designer and manufacturer of protective screens for agriculture, exhibited at EIMA 2018 with a number of big innovations. First and foremost, it showcased the use of ARRIGONI screens to create net-houses, innovative growing structures that provide just the right halfway solution between open field and greenhouse growing. “Because of the New Delhi virus, open field crops without insect protection are not possible”, explains ARRIGONI agronomist Giuseppe Netti, “with the need to guard against aphids, whitefly and thrip in particular. There are two possible solutions: one option is growing in plastic film greenhouses with AIR PLUS range insect screens, with the sides closed in autumn, winter and spring. However, the drawback is that in areas with a

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Mediterranean climate, on sunny days in spring and autumn the temperature peaks inside greenhouses are too high.” “The second solution”, Mr Netti continues, “is growing in lightweight structures entirely covered with insect screens (which we call 'net-houses'), and not only during the summer. Thanks to the favourable climate created underneath the structure, in this case crops can be grown in a protected environment without too much change in temperatures. What's more, in autumn the microclimate is still more favourable than in the open field.” Apart from the advantage of being able to grow crops with total protection against whitefly, aphids, bollworm and other insect pests, net-houses constructed using ARRIGONI insect screens offer additional benefits: more vigorous plants with better resistance to some diseases; conditions unfavourable to the spread of

fungal diseases (drier environment with lower relative humidity); possibility of starting organic and low environmental impact growing operations; higher yield thanks to more suitable microclimate than in greenhouses; water saving as plants are not exposed to excessive evapotranspiration; and much lower installation cost than a steel structure with plastic films. The novelties do not end here, since the new website is also on-line, with two main sections, “Agrotextiles” and “Techtextiles”, providing users with full information about these two application families. The graphics have also been completely updated to be more functional and provide a user-friendly browsing experience available from anywhere, including from mobile devices. For further information, visit the new website http://www.arrigoni.it/ NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018


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