Alternative Energy Sources: the Future of Agriculture
On 28 August, the XXI Agrorus International Agricultural Exhibition and Trade Fair hosted a conference entitled СEnergy Efficiency in Agriculture: Innovative DevelopmentТ. The conference focused on ways of reducing energy consumption, as well as on the legal and regulatory framework surrounding energy conservation.
The event was moderated by Alexander Guschinsky, Director of the Leningrad Region Centre for Energy Conservation and Increased Energy Efficiency. Other participants included Mikhail Piltzer, General Manager of the Woodworkers’ and Furniture Makers’ Association of the Leningrad Region, Jacek Skudlarski, a researcher at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, and other industry experts.
Alexander Guschinsky believes that one of the main factors driving agricultural development is effective energy supply. However, the industry is riddled with problems, such as a deficit of fuel and energy resources, and constant energy price increases. Therefore, the key task facing agriculture today in terms of energy is to improve the energy efficiency of production through the introduction of modern technologies.
Jacek Skudlarski shared his experience of using biomass production to increase energy efficiency in the agricultural sector, noting that “by 2020, we plan to lower traditional energy consumption across Poland by 20%.” He added that by 2016, the agriculture sector will become the main supplier of biomass, and energy producers will become its main consumers.
On 30 August 2012, Orchardist Day was held at the XXI Agrorus International Exhibition and Trade Fair. Andrei Lyakh, Head of the Department for the Development of Gardening in St Petersburg, was present at the opening ceremony.
On 28 August 2012, a round table entitled СProblems and Solutions in Veterinary Care for Agricultural EnterprisesТ was held at the XXI Agrorus International Exhibition and Trade Fair. The meeting discussed veterinary services for animal husbandry and aviculture in RussiaТs northwest.
Less than 50% of Graduates of St Petersburg State Agrarian University Prepared to Work in Rural Area
This was the conclusion reached by experts who gathered at the Rural Youth and Society Today conference held on 27 August 2012 as part of the XXI Agrorus International Agricultural Exhibition and Trade Fair. The meeting focused on the quality of education available to young people in rural areas, and on efforts to attract young professionals to work in the countryside.
ExpoForum, Dolphin Exhibitions (UK), and Transtec Neva Exhibitions are to host a presentation on the NEVA 2013 and TRANSTEC 2014 maritime and transportation exhibitions.
The 21st Agrorus International Agricultural Exhibition and Trade Fair will be held at Lenexpo from 27 August to 2 September. One of the biggest exhibitions in Russia, according to established tradition the event will include displays, indoor and outdoor trade stands, a wide-ranging business programme and a lively entertainment programme.
ExpoForum has signed a government contract to run the event in partnership with the Government of St. Petersburg Committee for Education.