January Issue 3 2013

HPP exhibitions to hold a meeting in Nairobi

HPP exhibitions will hold a meeting about this year’s five trade fairs in New York, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Moscow and Vijfhuizen , on Wednesday January 23rd at 2.00 pm at  the Jacaranda hotel in Westlands, Since the last meeting in December last year, there has been much development and thus more information for exhibitors.

For any questions you can call Dick on Tuesday the 22nd and Wednesday the 23rd of January on local mobile: 0715-176-928 or +31-6-53-75-1018. Email: dick@hpp.nl.


European Parliament backs EU’s first Economic Partnership Agreement with Africa

A good majority of MEPs (494 in favour) has endorsed the trade and development agreement concluded by the EU and four Eastern and Southern African states (ESA) Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles and Zimbabwe. The deal has already been provisionally applied since 14 May 2012. Under the Lisbon Treaty, the European Parliament is required to give its consent on the EU’s trade agreements. The vote paved the way for the official entry into force of the interim Economic Partnership Agreement, which will be possible as soon as EU Member States and ESA countries have ratified it.

Welcoming the support given by MEPs, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht declared: “This Agreement provides a sound basis for our African partners to make a real difference to the lives of their citizens. It sets out the sort of long-term vision we need for our relationship with these countries to achieve sustainable economic growth and development. I hope companies in the African countries concerned can take full advantage of it.” Exporters of tuna, textiles and horticultural products in Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles and Zimbabwe are among those likely to benefit from the agreement.

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Mersın 8th Internatıonal Agrıculture & Hortıculture Faır


The 8th edition of the Internatıonal Agrıculture & Hortıculture Faır will be held on Mersın Yenısehır Faırground on 28th Feb – 3rd March 2013.   Turkish market is still growing and especially the production of Agriculture & Horticulture products have become a stable factor. Mersin is a good turntable to the Middle East, Europe, Eastern and South Eastern Markets. It has the third biggest Free Trade Zone of Turkey.


The Exhibition will be held on 3 different halls and outdoor area which are,


HALL A – Fertilisers, Pesticidies, agro chemicals, nurseries, seeds

HALL B – Greenhouses, plastic companies and irrigation companies

HALL C – Horticulture, Flowers, Machinery and Poultry & Livestock

Outdoor Area – Tractors and spare parts





International Marketing & Sales Supervisor

Forza Fairs & Organization Co.Inc

Tel: +90 312 446 08 22 / Ext: 127

Fax: +90 312 446 08 23

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Russia: Two exhibitions under one roof in Moscow


Organizers of the Moscow exhibitions “Flowers IPM” and “Expo Flora Russia” came to an agreement about the two horticulture trade fairs to be held at the same dates and in one building as of 2013, with the purpose of covering the complete Russian floriculture, gardening & landscaping industry in one event.

All Russian Exhibition Centre (“Flowers IPM”) and HPP Exhibitions (Expo Flora Russia) will for this reason as of this year organize their fairs in the All-Russia Exhibition Centre in Moscow. The Exhibition is scheduled to start from Wednesday the 28th of August to Saturday the 31st of August 2013.

The traditional Moscow based “Flowers” expo is already successfully taking place in the All Russian Exhibition Centre for 20 years (since 1994) and is leading in the field of gardening and landscaping. By teaming up with Expo Flora Russia of HPP Exhibitions the floriculture part of the event will get a strong boost.

Source: Hortibiz

Matching irrigation to crop demand

For soil grown greenhouse crops, a closed water chain is beyond reach. But matching irrigation to crop demand is possible. This was researched in the project ‘Greenhouse Crops Waterproof -soil bound’ by Wageningen University Greenhouse Horticulture in the Netherlands. The research aimed to improve water management, by matching irrigation to the crops demand. A set of tools were developed to support growers in their operational decisions.

During the inception stage, the preconditions for the system consisting of a lysimeter and a drainage meter were developed. Next was a robust version of the lysimeter with an integrated automatic drainage monitoring device, in close cooperation with growers and technical supplies companies. This system was installed in the greenhouse of nine growers of flowers and vegetable crops; among them several soil types and hydrological conditions.

During the test, it appeared that the drainage meter was too susceptible for clogging and corrosion. Therefore, a new type drainage meter was developed, installed, and tested.

The research was funded by the Product Board of Horticulture and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Link to the reseach report (in Dutch)

Source: Hortibiz


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