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Year 2019 Number 7-9

July - September

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FederUnacoma: Alessandro Malavolti confirmed as president

During the assembly of the associated industries, the votes were held to elect the president of the Federation and the presidents and vice-presidents of the five associations that comprise it. Among the priorities specified for the next two years, a greater presence in political workgroups and the further development of trade fair activities. The relaunching of the "made in Italy" guiding theme of the public part, which saw the participation of the MEP Paolo De Castro, of the chief economist of Confindustria Andrea Montanino, of the general director of Ice Roberto Luongo, and of the managing director of GRS Ricerche Enrico Gallorini
Bioenergy

A working group at MiSE on Biomethane in the agricultural sector

The use of biomethane can bring new opportunities for mechanized agriculture. To examine this issue in a perspective of supply-chain, the MiSE (Ministry of the Economic Development) established a technical work table with Italy's main stakeholders, among which FederUnacoma

Year 2019 Number 5-6

May - June

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RIVE exhibition, the FederUnacoma partnership

The agreement between the Pordenone exhibition agency and the agricultural machinery manufacturers' federation was presented in Rome for three biennial editions starting from January 2021. The agreement strengthens the exhibition dedicated to the wine production sector, making Pordenone a centre of excellence for the sector at a national and international level
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Agricultural machinery inspections extended to June 2021

The text of a decree-law defining a new timing for the inspection of tractors and other types of machines bearing a registration plate has been published on the Ministry of Transport website. The dead line for inspections of the first group of vehicles registered before 1983 is postponed for two years but the implementation of the decree-law indicating the relevant control procedures is still not effective

Year 2019 Number 3-4

March - April

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Agrilevante, a resource for Mediterranean agriculture

The 2019 edition of the showcase of technologies and machines for agriculture, to be held in the Bari exhibition centre from 10 to 13 October next, was presented in Bari. Growing numbers and a new section dedicated to animal husbandry, with the exhibition of fine breeds of cattle, horses, sheep and goats, characterize the review, organized by FederUnacoma and Nuova Fiera del Levante with the support of the Puglia Region Agriculture Department. Agrilevante confirms itself as a point of point reference for operators in the entire Mediterranean area, but also in Sub-Saharan Africa and some Asian regions

Year 2019 Number 1-2

January - February

Year 2018 Number 7-9

July - August - September

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FederUnacoma assembly: a agenda for agricultural mechanization

The revival of agricultural mechanization depends on the ability of companies in the primary sector to make investments, therefore on their profitability. Economic output of agriculture – this is one of the central themes debated during the General Assembly of FederUnacoma – can be improved with innovative technologies, sustainable cultivation systems and principles of circular economy capable of guaranteeing production with a higher added value. During the Assembly new elections were also held to appoint new officers

Year 2018 Number 6

June

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An ideas factory for EIMA 2018

FederUnacoma organized a day of work in Reggio Emilia dedicated to analyses and proposals for further strengthening the international agricultural machinery exposition scheduled for next November 7 to 11 in Bologna. Taking part in the event were 140 FederUnacoma industries representatives which enlivened work on agriculture 4.0, the agro-food supply chain, the components and gardening sector and new criteria for furnishing the trade fair quarters
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Training, a strategic asset for agricultural mechanization

The training programme that FederUnacoma has developed for its companies is in full swing, including seminars on topics such as the internationalization of companies, the economic evaluation of the company, the management of human resources, the use of the web for promotion and marketing as well as new agronomic techniques and new trends in architecture and design for trade fairs

Year 2018 Number 1

January

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Machinery prices rising: impact of EU norms

Regulations and such Directives as the Mother Regulation or those on engine emissions and noise levels undergo constant updates of machinery produced by the manufacturing industries. This regime leads to increasing costs passed on to the sticker prices of machinery to drive agricultural enterprises to buy second-hand machinery which does not renew their inventories

Year 2017 Number 11

November

Bioeconomy

ENABLING, an European project for Green Economy

From next December, FederUnacoma, in partnership with Itabia – Italian Biomass Association – will coordinate an European project aimed at promoting the use of natural and renewable raw materials for a zeroimpact industry. In this field, a significant synergy between several production sectors, the world of research and political bodies, will make a determined push to succeed in innovative markets

Year 2017 Number 10

October

Special

Agrilevante, Mediterranean prospect

Manufacturers, visitors and business people will meet up at Agrilevante to learn of the most modern technologies for agriculture and the management of greenery. The program of these business-to-business encounters is planned according to geographic areas as organized by FederUnacoma and ICE for a run of three days dedicated respectively to African countries, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Balkans
Special

Mechanical trade fair: guide to themes

More than fifty public events will enliven the schedule of the international exposition of agricultural mechanization held in the capital city from October 12 to 15. The issues taken up in these assemblies will range from policies, finances and techniques with the promotion of FederUnacoma, the Puglia Region, the University of Bari, Unacma and ITABIA among others

Year 2017 Number 7-9

July - August - September

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Alessandro Malavolti the new FederUnacoma President

The new president is from the Emilia Romagna Region, holds a degree in economics and is the CEO of AMA S.p.A., one of the leading industries in the components sector. President of Comacomp from 2010 to the present, Malavolti has also held down positions of responsibility in the Reggio Emilia Province territorial representation of Confindustria, the National Manufacturers Confederation

Year 2017 Number 5-6

May - June

Special

EIMA Show: technology for agricultural work

The demonstration of machinery and technologies for precision farming to be held in Casalina di Deruta at the end of July is coming up for presentation at Agriumbria. The grand event is organized by FederUnacoma, UmbriaFiere, Coldiretti Umbria, the University of Perugia, the Agriculture Education and Ce.S.A.R. Foundation in Perugia with the sponsorship of the Umbria Region. The new methodologies call for the deployment of satellite, IT and sensor systems as the new frontier of agriculture to enable the timely and scientific use or production components to benefit productivity and the environment

Year 2017 Number 3-4

March - April

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EIMA Agrimach, a platform for the Far East

The 2017 edition of Agrimach, the exhibition on agricultural machinery that will be held in New Delhi December 7-9, has been presented in Paris during the SIMA International Agribusiness Show. The fair is the point of reference for the Indian subcontinent, but also for all the countries in the Far East aiming to develop their primary sector and that are recording record increases in demand for agricultural machinery

Year 2017 Number 1-2

January - February

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New agreement for EIMA to remain in Bologna until 2030

An agreement has been signed to maintain the international agricultural machinery exposition in Bologna. The parties have signed up for seven more editions of the biennial event to include a BolognaFiere commitment to restructure the trade fair quarters by 2024 with intermediate monitoring steps of the shared project. The long-term accord and completion of the renewal of the trade fair quarters have the guaranty of the Emilia Romagna Region and the City of Bologna for the purpose of strengthening the role of EIMA in the panorama of international exhibitions
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Agrilevante, technologies and policies for the Mediterranean agriculture

The 2017 edition of the international exhibition of machinery and equipment for agricultural supply chains scheduled from 12 to 15 October was presented in Bari. The cornerstones of the event will be a larger presence of foreign delegations organized by FederUnacoma in collaboration with the ICE Agency, a focus on the issue of agricultural development in the Mediterranean basin and Africa and an international forum to be held during the exhibition

Year 2016 Number 7-9

July - August - September

Current

Eima Show, a formula for the Indian market

The fourth edition of the demonstration show of agricultural machinery and equipment was held in India by the end of August. This is only one event of a series of initiatives aimed at promoting the circulation of "made in Italy" technologies in the great Asian country
Current

Food security: balancing the agricultural system

"Food: Good for Everyone" was the theme of a conference held in 25th of August at the Rimini Meeting with the participation among the rapporteurs of FederUnacoma President Massimo Goldoni. Meeting the food requirements of the planet will be possible thanks to the production capacity as well as stabilizing the markets and enacting policies capable of reconciling economic interests and sustainability

Year 2016 Number 5 - 6

May - June

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Confindustria, a new chapter

The annual meeting of Confindustria was held in Rome and formalized the election of the new president Vincenzo Boccia. Efficiency of the national economic system, relationships with banks, constitutional reforms and specific values of the Italian industry were the main issues of the speech by Boccia, who will also have the task of implementing the Pesenti reform

Year 2016 Number 4

April

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Tractors in decrease, waiting for incentives

The data on the registration of tractors in the first quarter of 2016 indicate a decrease by 6.7%. Strong is also the decrease for combine-harvesters, while general purpose tractors, trailers and telescopic handlers are increasing. Still under way the procedures for the RDP and the incentives from the government – commented the president of manufacturers Massimo Goldoni – resulting in the paralysis of the market

Year 2016 Number 2-3

February - March

Technology

ISOBUS, innovation and safety for implements

FederUnacoma staged a training seminar in Bologna focused on the new frontiers of information technology applied to agricultural machinery and equipment. The ISOBUS system has become a fundamental factor in agricultural mechanical engineering innovations and figures heavily in competition among manufacturers in the sector. Substantial investments are made in research for the development of further uses of the system

Year 2015 Number 12

December

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The mechanical heart of EXPO 2015

The Italian manufacturers of agricultural machinery and equipment represented by FederUnacoma closed their experience at the Milan Universal Exposition with a strongly positive balance sheet.Exhibitions, events and cooperation projects aimed at again confirming the decisive role of mechanization for the development of the agro-food supply chain
Special

EIMA Agrimach: appointment in India

The fourth edition of the international agricultural mechanics exposition is coming up December 3rd to 5th in New Delhi. The event is organized by the Indian FICCI federation and FederUnacoma with the collaboration of important Indian and Italian institutions and has shown consistent development since the first edition in 2009
Exhibitions

Fieragricola: a prestigious "preview" with the Eurasco assembly

The 2016 edition of the international exhibition of Verona will be announced with the assembly of the European federation of agricultural fairs, scheduled for February 2. On the organizational front, the news regards the allocation of the pavilions and the arrangement of the product sectors

Year 2015 Number 11

November

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Narrow-track tractors: European Commission opening to manufacturers' appeal

A seminar updating the procedure on the off-road mobile machinery emission regulation was held at Agrilevante in Bari to check on the final phase of negotiations conducted in the competent European Union institutions. The appeal of the Italian manufacturers for an ad hoc norm, put forward by MEP Elisabetta Gardini, has been accept

Year 2015 Number 10

October

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Narrow tractors remain "on track"

Two amendments have been approved by the European Parliament, recognizing the specificity of agricultural machines for vineyards and orchards, and opening the way for the definition of a timetable, in implementation of the Regulation on emissions from engines, more compatibly with machine redesign times by manufacturers. An important role was played by the Rapporteur Elisabatta Gardini and the Chairman of the Environment Committee Giovanni La Via
Current

Cesena-Rimini, a winning axis

The 2015 edition of Macfrut, the exhibition dedicated to the fruit and vegetable sector, was held September 23 to 25, organized by Cesena Fiera and hosted for the first time at the Rimini Expo Centre. There were record numbers of visitors and an extensive schedule of meetings for an event that also saw the participation of FederUnacoma as an organizational partner for the part related to mechanization
Special

Agrilevante, a formula for success

An appointment with 2015 additions to the international exposition of technologies for agriculture and the agro-industry. Presenting the event, the presidents of the organizing entities and the Puglia Region commissioner for agriculture stressed the importance of the specialized review and the positive balance sheet for a trade fair which looks to the entire Mediterranean region and this year achieves a new record for area allocated and number of exhibitors
Exhibitions

Innovation, the common thread of Fieragricola

The 112th edition of the Verona trade fair focuses on innovation and specialization of technologies for the primary sector. Space is given to political issues and agricultural mechanization, also under the renewed collaboration

Year 2015 Number 7-8-9

July - August - September

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Tractors: falling markets, production slows down

The world market for tractors drop by 3.2% in 2014, with greater declines in Europe (-8%) and particularly in France (-22%). Consequently Italian exports slow down, and production drops by 2%. Also in the first five months of 2015 FederUnacoma records an overall drop in exports (-3.7%), and significant improvements are not expected during the year
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FederUnacoma: new representative bodies, and projects for foreign markets

The board members of the industry associations are elected at the Annual Meeting of the federation of agricultural machinery manufacturers. The new Chairman of the Association of operating machines, ASSOMAO, is also elected, in the person of Piersilvio Mayer. The Chairman of the federation, Massimo Goldoni, presents the agenda, which includes the important topics of foreign markets and EU regulations. The exhibition activities continue to grow
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Seventy years old, in an evening dress

FederUnacoma celebrated its anniversary in Milan with a guided tour of the EXPO, a conference, and a surprise evening during which the singer Grazia Di Michele performed exclusively for FederUnacoma members, with a recital of her hits. Among the participants at the event Oscar Farinetti the creator of Eataly
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Agrilevante. heading towards a record edition

Less than two months ahead of the opening, the international review of mechanization and technologies for Mediterranean agriculture is reporting gains over the previous edition for the area committed and exhibitors arriving. Also evident is the international calibration of the event, organized by FederUnacoma and the Levante Trade Fair Agency, with delegations of business people and political figures coming from a number of countries around Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and North and Sub-Saharan Africa
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Italian agro-food under the hallmark of cooperation

The issue of food and sustainable development was the centerpiece of a conference held in the setting of the Rimini Meeting. The compelling challenges as well as winning experiences in the sector of agriculture, the food industry and the mechanization of agriculture were illustrated during the meeting which brought together participants including the Minister for Agricultural and Forestry Policy Maurizio Martina and the president of the Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers, FederUnacoma
Current

Macfrut 2015, a new edition under the banner of mechanics

The event dedicated to the fruit and vegetable sector, which takes place for the first time in Rimini's exhibition spaces, looks likely to sell out, with a thousand exhibitors and 40,000 visitors expected. Among the news of 2015, the agreement between FederUnacoma and Cesena Fiere to promote mechanical
Current

Veronafiere-FederUnacoma accord, the revival of agriculture mechanization

New agreement between trade fair agency and manufacturers' federation. The 2005 agreement is implemented and the collaboration between the two organizers is confirmed to strengthen the mechanization sector
Gardening

Vita in Campagna Garden Show: green light in Monza

Everything for gardening fans and technicians at the only event in Italy where, in a unique garden of over 6 hectares of the Agricultural School of the Monza park, you can see and try gardening equipment in operation. The schedule includes free specialized courses and unprecedented demos by the Tree climbers, the green acrobats

Year 2015 Number 5-6

May - June

Special

FederUnacoma: a poker for the EXPO

The Italian association of agricultural machinery manufacturers presented in Milan its information and promotion initiatives. The presence inside three exhibitions on agri-food chains and a demonstration event in the field serve as a reminder that agricultural engineering is fundamental for every production chain
Special

EXPO 2015, a "focus" on agicultural engineering

As part of the large exhibition dedicated to food, FederUnacoma's press meeting was held in Milan, where it presented its information and promotion initiatives. The Italian food system has great potential – stated Chairman Massimo Goldoni – but without a policy for mechanization, it's destined to lose competitiveness
Current

Macfrut 2015: room for agricultural mechanics

Agreement between the Cesena trade fair organisation and FederUnacoma to develop specialised machinery for the fruit & veg sector as part of the international fruit and vegetable exhibition in Rimini from 23 to 25 September. Newgeneration technology for an efficient Made in Italy supply chain model

Year 2015 Number 3-4

March - April

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EIMA Agrimach: agriculture in progress

The fourth edition of Eima Agrimach, the exposition of machinery and equipment for Indian agriculture, will be held in especially favorable economic conditions. The event is planned as a platform for providing solutions to the many questions open which are hindering the full development of agriculture in the country
Markets

Agricultural machinery: Italian initiative in Congo

With an economy heavily dependent on oil and therefore exposed to fluctuations in the price of this raw material, the Republic of Congo has today the need to diversify its economic activities focusing on agriculture and industry. In order to be competitive, the Congolese primary sector requires mechanization and specific training activities
Exhibitions

Agrishow in Brazil, winning agricolture

Agro-food activities in Brazil, expected to be one of the leading countries attending EXPO 2015, has been confirmed as one of the world's majors in the sector. Agrishow combines traditional trade fair exhibition and practical processing trials an interesting showcase for learning about the event

Year 2015 Number 1-2

January/February

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Agricultural machinery: 2014 market worse than expected

Data on registrations by the end of the year signaled a 4.4% decline for tractors and downturns for all other types of machinery. The total number of tractors sold did not exceed 18,178, below the figure named in forecasts drafted last November. FederUnacoma President Massimo Goldoni affirmed that another extension of the terms for the revision of agricultural machinery in use on farms does not favor the exchange of old units for new generation technologies.
Current

FederUnacoma Agenda: trade fairs at the centre of "promotion"

In an international context which experiences a constant growth of the "factor of mechanization" and an increasingly integration between agriculture production and food industry, the promotion of trade fairs – such as Agrilevante and Eima Agrimach – and the participation in the most relevant supply chains initiatives – above all Expo 2015 – is the key element of the institutional and promotional activities by FederUnacoma

Year 2014 Number 12

December

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Italian agricultural machinery market still in decline

Registrations of tractors, combine harvesters, transporters and trailers all showed negative balance sheets for the first ten months, January through October. Tractors slipped 1.7% and are likely to close the full year with no more than 18,700 units to confirm the trend beginning in 2004 and running through 2014 for declines totalling 43%. The mechanization deficit, said FederUnacoma President Massimo Goldoni, weakens agriculture and the land maintenance and conservation system
Reportage

EIMA 2014: a phenomenal edition

EIMA International can vaunt extraordinary numbers for the 41st edition which just closed with 235,000 visitors logged in. Also growing was the number of foreign business people arriving to confirm the exposition as an agricultural mechanization point of reference on the world scene. Technologies, the economy as well as social cooperation in agriculture were among the themes which came to the surface during the event. The president of the Italian Federation of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers, Massimo Goldoni of FederUnacoma, affirmed that agricultural mechanization is one of finest expressions of our civilization
Reportage

New collaboration Sace-FederUnacoma for foreign markets

Member manufacturers will have access to services for financing investment planning and heightening competitiveness for marketing their products in Italy and abroad. Among the main goals of the understanding are picking up machinery demand in China, India, Turkey and Brazil and the frontier markets in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Year 2014 Number 10-11

October - November

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FederUnacoma: forms a team in Europe

The members of the board of directors of the Italian federation of agricultural machinery manufacturers met in Brussels with Italian members of the Parliament. The national market crisis, lack of a coherent agricultural mechanization policy, the risk of the relocation of the national industry and the unsustainable costs in enacting some EU directives were under focus at the meeting. The attention of the MEPs is already trained on the first dossier produced by the Commission

Year 2014 Number 7-9

July - September

Market

Italian exports grows, the internal market still in crisis

The Italian production is on the increase thanks to exports. Sales of tractors, transporters, combine harvesters and trailers on national territory still on the decline. The Emilia Romagna and Sicily Regions were bucking the trend with gains in sales of tractors whereas Lazio and Tuscany reported downturns greater than the national average. The sound trend of exports offset the domestic market crisis and led to the outlook of increasing production overall for the full year
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Agriculture Machinery: governance for the environment

The FederUnacoma president hosted a meeting in Rimini for discussing relations between the economy and ecology and defining the contribution of the Italian agricultural mechanization industry to solving the problems associated with the exploitation of natural resources

Year 2014 Number 3 - 4

March - April

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Agricultural Machinery: gap growing between Italy and rest of Europe

Registration figures for the first quarter of the year signal declines for all types of machinery in Italy while the other major European countries were pursuing positive trends. The data confirm a worsening of the differences reported for 2013 and earlier years which have weakened the nation's agricultural system. The Italian mechanization industry is holding out thanks to exports while the head of the manufacturers' federation, Massimo Goldoni, engages in positive dealings with Minister for Agricultural Policy Maurizio Martina on a support strategy for the domestic market
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Components: domestic market recovering

Estimates made public by the Comacomp manufacturers are pointing to an increase in sales abroad and in Italy in the first quarter of the year. Production in 2013 reached a value of 1.7 billion euro with more than 80% of these sales accounted for by exports. President Malavolti affirmed that Italian products are warmly welcomed by foreign industries and underscored the great expectations for the components salon coming up in November in Bologna in the EIMA International setting

Year 2014 Number 2

February

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Cooperation: Italy, Albania in Joint Equipment Event

A farm equipment fair is to be organised in mid-June at the Albanian capital of Tirana to help Italy's Balkan neighbour start bridging a technological gap in the agricultural sector. The event is expected to produce significant developments, as FederUnacoma President Massimo Goldoni underscored the role of Italian manufacturers and the importance of the institutions involved

Year 2014 Number 1

January

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Agricultural machinery: poor market also in 2013

Closing data furnished by FederUnacoma signal a decline in tractor registrations, down 1.7%, transporters, off by 16.7%, and trailers, dropping 5.7%. Tractor sales in the Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Puglia regions ran counter to this trend to show substantial gains. Also growing was the national average for combine harvester sales, ahead 13.9%. The president of the italian manufacturers federation, Massimo Goldoni, is asking for initiative policies to prop up the sector and for a focus of attention especially on the new agrienergy and multifunctional farming production chains
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EIMA Agrimach, a winning project

Great crowds of people present and arrivals from many countries around the Asian area were among the outstanding features of the third edition of EIMA International, the agricultural mechanization exposition held in New Delhi in early December. Also on hand were Ficci and FederUnacoma for the presentation of an accord for staging another five editions planned to accompany the development of agricultural mechanization in India for another ten years, up to 2023
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Energy: Italo-Indian cooperation in the biomass sector

The EIMA Agrimach exposition hosted a conference organized by FederUnacoma and Itabia on technologies and strategies for the use of agricultural biomass for the generation of energy. The quantity of biomass available in the country is estimated at 623 million tons with the potential to supply a flourishing energy industry with considerable fallout at the level of creating jobs
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MachineryWorld on-line: the federation is increasingly "in the net"

The web communication FederUnacoma has added a new tool with the creation of the online magazine Mondo Macchina (www.mondomacchina.it), an expanded internet version of the federation's magazine, which since 1992 publicizes the culture of mechanization in Italy and abroad, thanks to the integral Dual Italian-English version of each issue
Special

Fieragricola 2014: agri-appointment in Verona

The Verona Exhibition Centre will host the February 2014 edition of the biennial Fieragricola. Space to technological innovations for agriculture and mechanization, but also to meetings aimed at analyzing the problems of the primary sector
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INDO AGRI EXPO 28 - 30 luglio 2020 Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran (Indonesia)
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