The Berry Business Forum (BBF) was the first specialized conference for the Serbian and regional berry industry organized by Agro Belgrade at the Belgrade Fairgrounds on 6 and 7 October 2021.

With support from the USAID Competitive Economy Project, Embassy of the Netherlands, and the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, we brought together Serbian and regional growers, national and international experts, suppliers, and distributors involved in the production of berry fruit.

The first day of the event, 6 October, was devoted to a conference where four panels discussed the domestic and global market for fresh berries, rights of seed material producers in the context of improvements to berry plantations, impact of climate change on berry growing, and financing for agriculture in Serbia.

We were pleased to see a great deal of interest for attendance at the BBF conference. The number of visitors in the conference hall was limited to 120 due to the ongoing public health restrictions, and these audience slots were filled in record time.

Anyone unable to attend the BBF in person was able to watch videos from the conference at Agro Belgrade’s official YouTube channel.

On the second day of the Forum, 7 October, the participants visited plantations operated by Agro Bel System, a leading Serbian berry grower, and Horticentar Adria, regional representative, importer, and distributor of Dutch mineral fertilizer.

Photos from the event are available in the gallery.

The Berry Business Forum was a unique opportunity to learn and network with all stakeholders directly and indirectly involved in growing, processing, and selling berries.

We look forward to seeing you again at next year’s BBF!