Lanciano, an exhibition for innovation
The National Agricultural Exhibition of Lanciano (CH) is back in April, and mor eprecisely exactly from 5 to 7. The last two editions had been forward to March. Hosted at the structure of the Lancianofiera Consortium, the event - now in its 58th edition - is an important point of reference for farmers in Central and Southern Italy.
In a territory which, according to the research of local historian Corrado Marciani, already played the role of major business centre in the 16th century, this exhibition has grown since its inception in the 1960s, to the point of recording 300 exhibitors today. Divided into five pavilions, for a total surface area of 60,000 square metres, the Agricultural Exhibition offers a complete overview of vehicles, products and services for the primary sector. The mechanization front is full of offerings, with the large vehicles also hosted in the external area of the exhibition, which occupies three entire pavilions and constitutes a showcase of significant updates, with the new offerings from the main brands of tractors, systems and equipment for land cultivation and gardening, equipment for olive oil production and for the wine sector. In Abruzzo the estimated fleet at 2016 is over 62 thousand vehicles, with an average age of over twenty years, therefore it needs a renewal, also possible thanks to the RDP funds (info and updates on the open tenders available on the Abruzzo Region’s Agriculture Department website). The exhibition area is completed by sections reserved for farm animals and seeds, plants, flowers and professional and hobby gardening. Also present in Lanciano, publishing houses, institutional bodies and organizations such as FederUnacoma, which returns each year with a stand to assist exhibitor members, an information point for all operators in the supply chain on the activities of the Federation and the main legislative provisions for the Italian agricultural machinery sector.
by Patrizia Menicucci