The main annual agricultural exhibition “Zolotaya Osen” (Golden Autumn) was held in the capital. The event was held from October 9 to 12 at the territory of the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy. The initiative was promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Moscow region and took place for the 21st time.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attended the opening ceremony. He also spoke at the meeting of the first international agrarian forum, held as part of the event. Other guests of honor were Dmitry Patrushev (Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation), Qu Dongyu (CEO of FAO – food organization under the aegis of the UN), Branislav Nemidovich (Minister of Agriculture of Serbia) and other well-known people as well.
Dozens of regional farms in the Moscow Oblast and other regions of the country presented their achievements at the exhibition. Visitors could see (and, of course, try) all the most interesting and tasty things – the best brands and products, which are already rated for their quality by all kinds of awards, innovative agrotechnical developments, the latest achievements in animal livestock and agriculture. The main attention was drawn by “eco” and “organic” products, i.e. the most ecologically clean, safe, and useful ones.
ECO-Culture holding took an active part in the event, represented by two delegations at once – from Stavropol Krai and Leningrad Oblast. The visitors were offered an exclusive Bloody Mary cocktail made of tomatoes grown in greenhouse complexes of the holding.
Within the exhibition, the contest “For Achievement of High Indicators in Crop Production and Soil Fertility Improvement” was held, in which ECO-Culture also participated. The competition included 20 categories. The holding received the main prize in the category “Production of vegetable crops for indoor growing” – a gold medal for the Tatami variety of greenhouse tomatoes. This is a new exclusive crop, which has never been grown in Russian greenhouses.
Background information. The first Zolotaya Osen exhibition at VDNKh was held 20 years ago and has become an annual event ever since. In 2019, the main theme of the event was a sustainable and progressive development of rural areas in the country.