The Agro Belgrade 2021 conference took place on 5 March 2021 at the Belgrade Fairgrounds. The exhibition was cancelled due to the Covid-19 lockdown and the conference was held online. We felt it was important to maintain continuity of the event and, even more significantly, to allow everyone interested in the field to hear about the latest developments from key experts in the food industry, especially given the ongoing difficulties faced by businesses.

The event was formally opened by the Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Branislav Nedimović, who was joined by Milinko Veličković, head of the City of Belgrade Secretariat for the Economy, Shanley Pinchotti, Director of the Office of Democratic Governance and Economic Growth at USAID Serbia, and Vladimir Živanović, Director of Agro Belgrade.

The conference discussed export prospects of fruit and vegetables, opportunities for expanding production of apple fruit, berries, and seed material in Serbia, agribusiness financing models available in the country in 2021, and advanced fruit and vegetable growing technologies.

The main partners of the Agro Belgrade 2020 fair were the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, City of Belgrade Secretariat for the Economy, USAID Competitive Economy Project, Embassy of the Netherlands, and NLB Bank.

Video of the opening ceremony and all panel discussions can be downloaded from our YouTube channel. Feel free to use it in your communication; no attribution is required.

Learn more about the event here.