Tarquinia fair: everything for agriculture
The 68th edition of the Tarquinia Agricultural Machinery Fair is scheduled to take place from April 28 to May 1st, in the town near Viterbo. In a two kilometre long area, about 400 companies will exhibit their best products in the sector of machinery and equipment for professional and amateur agriculture and construction, cloathing and accessories for work and leisure activities. The most recent edition - the fair is held annually - saw the participation of 120,000 visitors, mostly farmers; this year the organizers believe the figure might grow thanks to the festivity of May 1. Agricultural machinery remains at the core of the exhibit that will showcase a wide range of goods and devices for all types of land tillage, in a territory where agricultural vocation is strong - the area is characterized mainly by arable farming. In 2016 in the province of Viterbo 233 new tractors were registered, an 8.9% increase compared to the previous year, a trend counter to the general one recorded in the Lazio Region, where sales of new tractors decreased by 2.1%.
Enogastronomic products of Central Italy are well represented in Tarquinia by a number of firms that will be displaying their finest products, with a significant participation of companies from the areas hit by last year’s earthquakes.
In the countryside around Viterbo it is possible to see a large number of solar and eolic plants, and an important section of the fair is dedicated to the most innovative solutions in the field of renewable energy, some of which will be presented by foreign manufacturers. Also this year the Biodiversity Farm will be held as a side event, with local plants and animals on show, to highlight the importance of territoriality in agriculture; the Farm is visited every year by a number of schools in the province. Among the novelties worth mentioning: the field tests of off-road vehicles organized by the amateur sports association Cartedde Team 4x4, and a national horse race with the participation of the best Italian farriers.
by Patrizia Menicucci