The International Agriculture and Livestock Fair, FIAGROP 2016, scheduled for March 12-20 at Havana’s Rancho Boyeros fairgrounds, is set to offer more rodeo competitions and cattle shows and has a particularly busy commercial and business agenda.

The International Agriculture and Livestock Fair, FIAGROP 2016, scheduled for March 12-20 at Havana’s Rancho Boyeros fairgrounds, is set to offer more rodeo competitions and cattle shows and has a particularly busy commercial and business agenda.Members of the organizing committee told The Havana Reporter that riders and cowboys from Panama, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Guatemala and other regional countries will participate in the fair, as well as nearly 80 foreign and national companies, an increase on the 2015 fair.

The participants will have their products, supplies and equipment on display in the one thousand square meter plus exhibition area.

Stalin Dupuy, principal specialist at the Rancho Boyeros fairgrounds that opened in 1933, said that the main competition activities comprise the national rodeo championship and an international event.

The skills display by women will be an added attraction to compliment auctions, a contest to choose the best purebred animals and concerts, among other activities.

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For many years, FIAGROP was largely a livestock fair intended to boost the development of that sector within the Agriculture Ministry.

The International Agriculture and Livestock Fair, FIAGROP 2016, scheduled for March 12-20 at Havana’s Rancho Boyeros fairgrounds, is set to offer more rodeo competitions and cattle shows and has a particularly busy commercial and business agenda.In recent years, the Azcuba Sugar Group and the Food Industry Ministry have joined the fair with the objective of bringing the two sectors together and have thus added a business dynamic to the event.

Now regarded as one of FIAGROP’s most important events, the business fair welcomes an ever increasing number of foreign and national companies that supply machinery, equipment, and consumables.

Conferences, workshops and business meetings are held in parallel to the event.

It’s worth noting that the updated version of the agricultural business portfolio is included as well, in line with the one of the newest objectives of this kind of international event: to become the convention center for the agro-industry in the country.

Companies from Germany, Panama, Mexico, the United States, Spain, Holland, among others, will exhibit their products at the upcoming 19th edition of the fair.

The event provides room for intense competitive and commercial activity, festivities, and showcases the best animal breeds.

According to agricultural authorities, FIAGROP gives continuation to the ongoing changes for efficient and sustainable agricultural production, in compliance with the guidelines for agro-industrial policy in the process for the updating of the country’s economic model.

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