As international travel restrictions to Thailand and the region ease further, the agricultural and horticultural machinery community for Asia will be meeting up 25-27 May 2022, in-person at the Agritechnica Asia trade fair in Bangkok, Thailand.
Joined by country partner Vietnam and guided by sustainability-led smart farming, the trade fair will welcome 300 brands from 26 countries, who offer hand-picked solutions for this region.
The event also delivers professional knowledge and networking through its conference program and practical features like vertical farming, cannabis cultivation and smart farming.
Live demonstrations of drones performing precision tasks within an exhibition hall are planned within the new Thailand Smart Farming Pavilion, initiated and hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC). The trade fair takes place at BITEC exhibition grounds with a wide range of machinery displays applicable for the region.
“Smart farming solutions like drone and satellite technology, automation and robotics are just some of the equipment that is expected to support Thailand’s sustainability plans. The trade fair plays an important role in this respect. We look forward to seeing the many machinery solutions on display across the trade fair,” said Dr. Vanida Khumnirdpetch, Director of the Bureau of Foreign Agricultural Affairs of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand.
“Smart farming is one of the integrated solutions for sustainable agri-food systems. Integrated solutions need integrated actions from policies, business and the farmers. Precision agriculture needs to monitor the changes and apply the appropriate technologies at the right place, at the right time and at the right rate. Agritechnica Asia is the right place to explore your ‘right’ technology and services that you need,” she added.
Partner country: Vietnam
For the first time, the organizers of the trade fair, DLG (German Agricultural Society), and VNU Asia Pacific, have launched a partner country scheme, which aims to offer insights into attractive market opportunities of Vietnam, the country selected this year. Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) will be sending experts and will also host Agritechnica Asia Live’, an outdoor event for live machinery demonstrations on the fields, to be held in Can Tho Province, Vietnam, 24-26 August 2022.
“Asia is a strategic region for Maschio Gaspardo, which has recently invested in two production plants in China and India. We continue to be present at Agritechnica Asia, both as partner and exhibitor, because of the wide audience of the trade fair, which goes well beyond Thailand. We look forward to presenting to the customers of this region innovations such as precision planters, soil tillage and much more,” explained Mr. Diego Ranzato, Sales Area Manager APAC, Maschio Gaspardo.
Comprehensive Conference Program highlights:
–Mechanization, Postharvest and Smart Farming for Sustainable Rice Production
A highlight of the conference program is the conference held in English “Towards carbon reduced rice production and processing”. Organized by International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the professional event addresses the mechanization and postharvest management for zero footprint and sustainable rice production as well as the challenges and opportunities for modernized and low carbon rice cultivation in Vietnam.
–Asia-Pacific Trading Summit
As part of its export promotion program, the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) is supporting the Asia-Pacific Trading Summit, which is aimed at farm equipment manufacturers and offers an update on current regional requirements in the areas of technology, quality and after-sales services. The event offers opportunity to network with experts, manufacturers and trading partners in the region.
– Conferences in Thai: Cane and Sugar Industries and Coconut oil production
The conference “Thailand Cane and Sugar Industries after Covid-19” will identify the opportunities for Thai farmers presented by precision farming and explore the likely developments of the Thai Sugar Industries following the impact of the pandemic.
The Horticulture Research Institute (HRI) invites all interested to their “Conservation and Development of Coconut Oil Forum of Thailand (CDCOT)”.
International country pavilions
Country pavilions for Finland, Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands and Taiwan, will showcase equipment, technical solutions and inputs to Asia’ farmers in the regions.
“Taking part with a Dutch pavilion offers our companies the opportunity to participate under the national banner of ‘The Netherlands: Farming the Future and Solving Global Challenges together’. Dutch companies have a lot of knowledge and experience in efficient and safe agricultural production. Smart sustainable agricultural production is the future. Dutch companies and knowledge institutes can cooperate with you to reach this,” said Dr. Gijs Theunissen, Agricultural Counsellor at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Thailand.
Connecting People: Online platform with streaming and business matching
Following the successful hybrid premiere of the AGRITECHNICA ASIA & HORTI ASIA Regional Summit- an online/in-person conference with 90 presentations and 1000 attendees – the trade fair will be offering online streaming of selected events and repeat the attractive online networking environment.
Agritechnica Asia & Horti Asia is organized by DLG International GmbH and VNU Asia Pacific. The Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is the official co-host.
The exhibition is supported by a range of domestic and international specialist organizations: e.g. International Rice Research Institute; Thailand Society of Sugarcane Technologists; Horticultural Science Society Thailand; Thai Society of Agricultural Engineering; and the National Science and Technology Development Agency.