The 23rd edition of the International Agro-industrial Food Fair, Fiagrop 2022, will begin today to present business and investment opportunities, scientific potential and trends in Cuba linked to the sector, particularly food production.

In its usual venue of the Boyeros Agricultural Fair and after two years of absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event will also showcase the transformations and recovery of agriculture in Cuba in an open space until Sunday 10.

Sponsored by the Ministries of Agriculture and Food Industry, the Azcuba Sugar Business Group and the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba, the Fair promotes trade relations through exhibitions of products and services.

There will also be workshops, conferences, product presentations, a business forum, auction and exhibition of livestock species.

Seven firms from Mexico, Italy, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Belarus and Jamaica will be present, in addition to 51 Cuban companies that will not only present their projects and initiatives in the heat of the 63 measures approved to stimulate national food production.

The director of Fairs and Events of the Empresa de Ferias Agropecuarias, Ángel Recio, announced that among the objectives of Fiagrop 2022 is to show the projects underway in the recovery of livestock, both large and small, and the increase in exportable items.

To this end, a business forum and seminars on foreign investment in the sector are planned, and within this, the presentation of the portfolio of opportunities of the Ministries of Agriculture and Food Industry, as well as the Azcuba business group.

A new feature of this edition is the presence of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and non-agricultural cooperatives linked to the sectors represented at the event.

The event will also include a livestock fair with more than a thousand specimens from all over the country, exhibitions and auctions of animals, which will be evaluated by experienced judges who will award prizes to the most outstanding prototypes for their breed, as a way of stimulating the genetic improvement of the livestock mass.

In addition, there will be a wide range of rodeo activities, as well as promoting the results of science, technology and research, as part of all the efforts to advance food and nutritional security for Cubans.

This edition will have a different profile aimed at commercial activity, showing the exportable potential of the sector, the results of innovation in the framework of food and nutritional sovereignty and attractive possibilities for business and foreign investment.