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The Paris International Agricultural Show Is Back!

Cut short in 2020 and cancelled in 2021, the largest farm show in France will be taking place in Paris from February 26 to March 6.

Paris International Agriculture Show 2022 will be opening its doors as scheduled,” Jean-Luc Poulain, the show’s president, declares. After two years of absence, the 58th edition will be taking place from February 26 to March 6, at Porte de Versailles, Paris. “The health situation is improving, the vast majority of exhibitors requested it, the profession cares about it, and our visitors are raring to return, so this will be the show’s ‘reunion’ year,” he adds.

For this exceptional edition, the Show choses to focus on an important theme affecting everyone, “Agriculture: our daily life, your future.” The idea is to shine a spotlight on farmers’ daily lives: the work, the training, the hardship, their ways of adapting, and their mission to feed people. “It’s a mission that depends on certain conditions: staying local, fair pricing, respect, and more,” the Show’s organizers point out. “But that’s also true from the consumers’ point of view. After all, they’re the ones who ensure farmers’ future by buying their products.” More and more, consumers want to know what they’re buying (traceability, food safety, understanding livestock raising and crop farming, and more).

650,000 Visitors Expected

“Farmers and consumers are more interdependent than ever. That’s the context for this reunion edition of the show, which will focus on all of the various players in the agricultural sector who share their unique values and savoir-faire so that their daily lives build our future,” Jean-Luc Poulain emphasizes, the show’s president.

As in earlier editions, the final rounds of the crop and livestock competitions “Concours Général Agricole”, in which over 12,000 French agricultural and food products – from honey to wine and more – are judged, will take place during the show. With a number and range of products that is unrivalled in the world, the competition showcases the best agricultural products from France’s regions, awarding gold, silver and bronze medals.

During recent editions, the Show brought in over 1,000 exhibitors and 650,000 visitors. In order to provide them with maximum protection, the organizers have put a series of protective measures into place, including mandatory masks and vaccine passes.  The buildings will be well-ventilated for optimal air quality, and the traditional wine- and food-tastings will be carefully regulated.

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