A strong growth on the international front: the 25% of foreigner visitors, the 23% of foreign exhibitors with an increase of + 30%, the presence of over 40 countries representing five continents. Macfrut latest edition was the symbol of internationalization, thus confirming an always growing hub at the service of fruit and vegetable companies.
During the three days at Rimini Fair, foreign visitors were 9,890 (25% of the total), out of the total 39,000 in Macfrut. Expectant Eastern European visitors account for 35% of the total (+ 4% compared to 2016) and Africa (12%) (+ 3% compared to 2016). The other important slice of visitors was the presence of other European countries (23%), Middle East (8%), South America (7%), and other countries (15%).
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Technology and innovation were the protagonists of Macfrut in Campo, the event to test in the field the precision of horticulture machines and equipment. The event was an important opportunity to see the most advanced mechanical solutions for soil, seed, and transplant work in order to improve productivity, to optimize production costs and to reduce the environmental impact.
Nine companies were involved in field trials, at work in the three days of the fair: Cosmeco, Forigo Roter, Ferrari costruzioni meccaniche, Pattaro Garford, Oliver di Signorini, Kult Kress Umweltschonende Landtechnik, Officine Mingozzi, Bassi seminatrici.
Macfrut in Campo's goal was to allow farmers and traders to see the various mechanical technology solutions offered by the market in order to verify their efficiency and functionality. In an area of more than 700 square meters inside Pad B7 of Rimini Fiera, visitor could watch the following activities: preparation of the soil for salad cultivation and its transplantation; soil preparation for strawberry cultivation and mulching operations; preparation of the soil for sowing; processing on planted salads.