Agriculture has always been, is and will be a key sector of the economy of Ukraine. Favorable soil and climatic conditions, fertile land and hardworking active people are constantly moving the agricultural sector forward. Here, the most modern technologies and innovations are used, investors invest here, and in many respects thanks to agriculture financial stability and development of our state’s economy is ensured. In turn, the development of the industry is based on a regular exchange of technologies, experience and best practices, that is, on the achievements of large farms, farmers and individual farmers working in different regions of Ukraine. That is why from the very beginning of its foundation, the exhibition "AGRO", which is held in Kiev, has confidently gained popularity among suppliers of equipment and resources for agriculture, scientific institutions and, of course, Agro manufacturers. Today, participation or visiting “AGRO” has already become a real tradition and a good tone for professionals involved in the agricultural business.
... And it all began in the distant 90s in the village of Chubinskoe, located not far from Kyiv. The times then were frankly not the best for agriculture. Prolonged destruction of the old collective farm system, and new farms were only reduced to their feet. Interestingly, the first exhibition events of AGRO could take place two or three times during the year and were essentially an exposition of the “achievements of the national economy” together with the holding of animal husbandry fairs. It can be said that the AGRO exhibition developed in one breath with the development of the agrarian sector of Ukraine, and its flowering began in the early 2000s, continues today, when the largest agrarian forum of Ukraine found its home at the Exhibition of Economic Achievements. The interest of farmers in the exhibition grew every year, and it began to expand rapidly.
With the development of the agro-industrial sector of Ukraine and the rapid introduction of modern technologies, AGRO confidently declared itself to be the most visited and popular agricultural forum in Ukraine, and subsequently the whole of Eastern Europe. One by one, specialized expositions were added, taking into account the interest of industry-specific producers and farms, as well as the attempts of farmers to open new areas of Agro production. In addition, the organizers of AGRO constantly tried to be in the trend of modern trends in the development of the agricultural sector.
For example, in 2002, for the first time, a specialized exhibition organized an exhibition of agricultural animals, veterinary medicine and products for animal husbandry ANIMAL'EX-2002. At the same time, a separate pavilion was opened, where the practical achievements of domestic research institutions are presented.
For example, in 2007, with the aim of developing and popularizing the fish industry, it was decided to allocate the thematic section of the Fisheries exhibition into a separate specialized exhibition of fisheries and fisheries FISHEXPO-2007. In its turn, the global tendency of traditional fuel resources to become more expensive prompted the opening of another one in 2008 as part of the exhibition, today one of the most popular expositions - Biofuels, dedicated to alternative ways of generating energy and saving energy.
It is important that in 2011, on an ongoing basis as part of the “AGRO”, the largest specialized exposition is being produced - ExpoAgroTech, in which the most popular manufacturers of domestic and foreign brands are traditionally taking part. No other agricultural forum in Ukraine can simultaneously examine such a large number of new models of agricultural equipment and equipment.
A little later, the organizers of AGRO noted the rapid introduction of modern technologies in the agro-industrial complex of Ukraine by introducing a separate specialized exhibition Hi-Tech Agro, dedicated to the exact solution and automated systems in the agricultural sector.
Different sites were chosen for the holding of AGRO, in particular, the territory of the International Exhibition Center, but over time it became clear that the territory of the National Complex Expocenter of Ukraine - VDNG was most suitable for comfortable participation in the exhibition. Here it was possible to create optimal conditions for the placement of one of the decorations of the event - exhibitions and sales of animals and birds, as well as to provide excellent conditions for work and rest of all AGRO guests without exception.
The exhibition has always been based, on the pulse of a country's life. In particular, in 2015, within the framework of AGRO-2015, a pavilion dedicated to the antiterrorist operation in Eastern Ukraine was established. In the pavilion were presented personal protective equipment, ambulances, children's drawings, which volunteers transferred to the ATO zone, as well as weapons, including the legendary Maxim machine gun, which defended Donetsk airport. And it is not by chance, since it is up to agrarian farms that a significant part of the assistance of the army falls, and many workers of the agricultural sector participate in the defense of our Fatherland.
In general, the life of the country is more fully reflected in the work of the exhibition. For example, traditionally one pavilion is allocated for exposure with the achievements of the agro-industrial sector in different regions of Ukraine.
In recent years, the AGRO exposition has been replenished with a number of additional specialized exhibitions. This is a separate exhibition on the construction of Agro Build-Expo, as well as ECO HOUSE and Modern Farmer expositions opened in 2017.
Interestingly, the organization of the exhibition (and this is not an easy task!) Until now, along with the new generation of employees, employees who were engaged in holding the first exhibitions participate.
Therefore, yesterday, and today, and we hope in the future, the program of the exhibition “AGRO” has always been interesting and rich for participants and guests. Competitions of tractor drivers, operators of loaders, dragging tractor tractors, concert programs, livestock demonstrations, trade fairs, exhibitions of the achievements of folk craftsmen and just a good mood - everything is there, and not least, the program of the event is constantly updated and supplemented.
Traditionally useful for the participants is the business program of the exhibition - workshops, conferences, presentations, round tables, which are attended by top managers of large agricultural enterprises and small farmers.
The exposition “AGRO” designed for specialists is a multi-profile event, within which 12 specialized exhibitions are held at once. It:
- ExpoAgroTech - agricultural machinery, equipment and spare parts;
- Biofuels - alternative energy sources;
- Hi-Tech Agro - automation, management, GPS and GIS-technologies;
- Organic - organic products, products and technologies;
- Animal'EX - pets, veterinary and livestock products;
- EquiWorld - exhibition of horse breeding and equestrian sports;
- FishExpo - fisheries and fishing;
- Crop and agrochemistry - technologies of growing, protecting and saving plants;
- Agro Build-Expo - construction: machinery, BMZ, building materials;
- Agro - transport and logistics - equipment for transportation and storage of agricultural products;
- EcoHouse - demonstration of the list of building environmentally friendly materials and technologies;
- Modern Farmer - integrated solutions for farms and private landowners.
We will add here such festival events as Agro Auto Show - automobile festival, exposition of passenger and commercial cars and AgroFoodFest - thematic festival, exposition of restaurants and craft producers, traditional Fair, Auction of breeding animals, demonstration pools with samples of commercial fish species and Exposition of boats and boats , to understand what will be interesting to all. Every year it is becoming more interesting, since the exhibition is developing together with the agricultural sector!