The Aegean province of İzmir is set to host one of Europe’s premier agriculture and livestock fairs starting on Feb. 7.
Producers from abroad, agriculture and livestock firms, and domestic and foreign tractor makers will participate in the 14th Agroexpo International Agriculture and Livestock Fair, Turkey’s Agriculture and Forestry Ministry said on Feb. 5.
Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said the four-day event will pave the way for new opportunities in agriculture as well as areas of potential cooperation.
This year’s fair for the first time will feature a summit of agriculture ministers, he added.
“Sixteen ministers, deputy ministers from various countries, representatives of international organizations, and more than 30 high-level delegates will take part in the fair,” he said.
Last year, a total of 875 companies from 37 countries, mainly from Turkey, participated in the 13th edition of the event. The fair was attended by 332,714 visitors.
Around 40 percent of the visitors were from İzmir, 55 percent were from other provinces and 6.1 percent were from abroad.