AGRO ARCA 2023, City of Prelog, Croatia
The 14th International Fair on Innovation in Agriculture, Food Industry and Agricultural Machinery (AGRO ARCA 2023)
The 14th International Fair on Innovation in Agriculture, Food Industry and Agricultural Machinery AGRO ARCA 2023 was held May 12 – 14, 2023 in the City of Prelog, organized by the Croatian Union of Innovators and the City of Prelog.
This year the picturesque Marina Beach of Prelog hosted the exhibition, gathering together over 100 exhibitors from 8 countries, giving special attention to innovative, green and energy-efficient, competitive technologies in agriculture, food production, and processing.
In addition to innovations in agriculture, local family-run and agritourism farms in the Medjimurje county region and the surroundings were given the opportunity to present their products.
AGRO ARCA took place under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and Education, Ministry of Agriculture, and Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, while the partners were the Faculty of Agriculture, HAMAG-BICRO, and Chamber of Crafts of Medjimurje County.
The co-organizers were the Croatian Association of Technical Culture and IFIA (International Federation of Associations of Innovators) and the fair was also sponsored by many local companies.
At the fair, 13 gold medals, 12 silver, and 29 bronze medals were awarded in the category of junior and senior innovators, as well as a special IFIA medal won by Ivan Bracic’s company PIP d.o.o. with the innovation “Apibonum IB for bee colony hygiene”, while the best innovation of the AGRO ARCA 2023 fair was declared innovation „WOOLEE fertilizer and repellent from raw wool“ created by the innovator Dragica Jerkov.