The Fira de Sant Josep 2010 opens its doors as a 'reflection' of optimism that invades the sector, despite the economic situation. Thus the event exceeds the participation of the previous year, approaching the 300 exhibitors. As a novelty, the fair increases its section devoted to the subsector agri-food, giving a further exhibition space to the number of exhibitors has increased. The set of participants of other editions, 15, located in the Pavilion 125th anniversary, joined two dozen producers with direct sales which will be located in a tent of 600 square meters, installed behind the exhibition pavilions. The placement of this tent implies an extension of the surface of the Fira Sant Josep. On the profile of exhibitors attending the fair, it should be noted the increase in the participation by professionals from outside Catalonia, whether from other autonomous regions, as in other countries. In Spain, the distribution of participants, according to zones, is about 16%, of points such as Aragon, city Royal, Madrid, Murcia, Granada, Cáceres and Soria.
Confirmed events to the Fira of Sant Josep, include the visit of some political charges, linked to the autonomous Government. For example, the Conseller d'Educació, Ernest Maragall, who chairs the presentation ceremony of the contest scheduled for 19th day; the Conseller de Medi Ambient i Habitatge, Francesc Baltasar, who will inaugurate the exhibition Habitatge/cat, which will take place the 20th and finally, the Conseller of Governació i Administracions public, Jordi Ausàs, responsible for the closure of the fair on March 21. Also, Fira Sant Josep is visited by a delegation from the French town of Saint Southwestern, interested in knowing, live, this pageant.
Fira of Mollerussa, organizing body of the Fira of Sant Josep, has finalized a programme of technical seminars and other activities to be carried out within the framework of this exhibition event. In particular, this year's Edition prioritizes and professional, even more, the technical sessions that have longer follow-up by professionals of the sector breeds. On the whole, Fira Sant Josep 2010 has been scheduled until 11 days which are complemented by seven activities, including the ninth bag Interpirenaica cereals, scheduled for the day 19, or forklift driving and the crane operator contests Tower, among others. In terms of content, some of the most current technical conferences are the so-called 'marketing of quality products strategies", organized by the service of transfer Tecnològica of the Department of agriculture, Alimentació i Acció Rural (DAR) and Fira of Mollerussa in the presence of the Adviser of givingJoaquim full, March 18. By way of closing of the session, will be presented five case studies of experiences of production and sale of food and agricultural products. Other workshops included in this section are: 'Key management skills', where they will reflect on new styles of leadership and management of organizations, the next day 20; or the entitled ' learn and undertakes: the challenges of today ', for the 20th, where will address how to move in the new world of ICT, internet and other networks as a challenge to any individual or community. Other professional conferences, full current are: ' Biocontrol and biotechnology: tools for the future?', the day 19, or the entitled ' the cattle manure management centres: a new opportunity ', also scheduled for March 19.
Other training sessions provided for in the framework of the Fira of Sant Josep 138ª, are: ' technical workshop and demonstration of field. Improvement of plant-health applications in fruit trees ', the March 16; ' Water consumption of the peach tree under mesh of I shading and mesh reflective ', the day 19; ' Regulation of machinery for the application of liquid manure: program Apiplur, also for the 19th of March; ' the sixth technical workshop of gardening and landscaping: playful use of water and vegetation as the axis of a project ', the 17th; 'Agriculture in Europe, interactions with external markets', March 19, and 'Is it viable to irrigate corn drip?', announced on March 20.
' Creació i compromís' is the title of the Conference the writer Rosa Regàs offers on March 20 in the theatre L'Amistat of Mollerussa, within the acts of the day of the region. The presentation will coincide with the celebration of the Fira de Sant Josep 2010. In addition, and within the agenda of the fair, also be held the night of the Exhibitor, on March 19, at the Resquitx restaurant. During the event, chaired by the Director general agriculture cattle of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Rosa M. den, i will award the best among the following categories: special award for innovation to the Builder/exhibitor of agricultural and/or livestock machinery of the State; Award for innovation in agricultural machinery; Award for innovation in ranching and award of innovation in machinery or agro-industrial installations. The competition aims to highlight and recognize the technical developments exposed, and facilitate its dissemination in the agricultural sector.