The International Agriculture Show opened its doors in this capital, focused on its 56th edition, highlighting topics such as the contribution of women to work in the field.
This was stated by the director of the fair, Jean-Luc Poulain, who considered necessary ‘to recognize the true role, the true face of the trade of farmer, with a special mention to women, who are fully integrated in this sector’.
Consequently, this year’s motto will be ‘Agriculture: women, men, talents’, in an appointment that every year usually attracts more than 600 thousand visitors, including professionals, exhibitors, lovers of the subject and citizens in general.
According to Poulain, ‘the show is an important moment in the year for all farmers, for visitors, but in the end it is a key moment for the whole country.’
After highlighting the attachment of the French to their agriculture, he advocated strengthening the dialogue between producers and consumers, to renew the historic trust contract between the two pillars of the food chain.
For his part, the Minister of Agriculture, Didier Guillaume, said that this year’s edition will be marked by the context of European elections and negotiations on the future Common Agricultural Policy.
‘The French position is clear. We will defend a vision that contributes to the food sovereignty of Europe, that protects our farmers against the different dangers, that accompanies the transformation of our agricultures and that is easier for all the actors. ‘
In the Hall visitors can enjoy various pavilions dedicated to exposing the best examples of the country of various animals, including cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, among others.
One of the most frequented pavilions is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of the typical products of each region of France, such as cheeses, wines, champagne, chorizos and hams, and sweets.