AcquaCampus at Macfrut 2021

A dynamic 1,000-square-metre area dedicated to the issue of saving water and the latest technological innovations in agriculture
Cesena (27 July 2021) – Water is certainly one of the most pressing issues on the agricultural agenda. AcquaCampus, the dynamic area that will be hosted at Macfrut, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector to be held from 7 to 9 September 2021 at the Rimini Expo Centre, will be dedicated to improving its use in the field. A 1,000-square-metre area showcasing cutting-edge technology applied to water resources in greenhouses and open fields will be set up by CER (Canale Emiliano Romagnolo) in collaboration with ANBI (National Association of Land Reclamation) and Consorzio della Romagna.
Specifically, a demonstration/exhibition area featuring state-of-the-art experimental models will be recreated at the trade fair. The spotlight will be on saving water for agricultural use, along with other key themes such as innovation through fertigation, climate control for crops, sensors, the use of big data, as well as many other technological solutions.
‘Innovation and applied research are intrinsic to modern land reclamation and irrigation consortia: in fact, the CER Consortium, and especially the AcquaCampus experimental area, is regarded as an international centre of excellence,’ says Francesco Vincenzi, President of ANBI, the National Association of Consortia for the Management and Protection of Land and Irrigated Waters. ‘The efficiency of water use in agriculture in Italy has significantly improved over the last few years, and this is due to the fact that there has been a relentless effort to optimise collective irrigation networks. However, it is not enough: all this must be done with sustainability in mind, as demonstrated by the “Goccia Verde” (Green Drop) project, which is aimed at certifying local water resources; the related manual is ready and we will be presenting this new project, among others, at the upcoming edition of Macfrut. As always, we will not just make an appearance, but we will be taking advantage of this major showcase to present innovations that can improve the quality and competitiveness of Italian agriculture.’
‘CER jumped at the chance to take part in this extraordinary international event dedicated to the fruit and vegetable supply chain, which allows us to find out more about the latest innovations and market trends,’ explains Nicola Dalmonte, president of CER. ‘Our technical staff, who are always busy researching – at the AcquaCampus laboratories – the best agronomic solutions and cutting-edge technology that can help reduce the use of water in agriculture, will be given the opportunity to set up an actual field exhibit indoors, coordinated by ANBI, where professionals and key players can learn more about our expertise. It is an unmissable opportunity and we need to make the most of it.’
Macfrut Press Office
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(Filippo Fabbri – Giulia Fellini)
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