The Internationale Grüne Woche (IGW) fair, i.e. the international agricultural fair commonly known as the “Green Week”, was held between 18 and 27 January this year in Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany. The fair, organised for the 84th time, is among the greatest global exhibitions of food, agriculture and horticulture. Nearly 116 thousand sq m of exhibition area is dedicated to present a wide range of food products including, among others, bread, cold meats, dairy, fish, fruits, beverages, spices as well as farmed animals, seeds, hunting and fishing-related products. Agricultural machinery and catering equipment added up to the whole picture. Each year, the IGW fair is accompanied with numerous industry events. This-year events included among others: Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), Summit of Ministers of Agriculture and other agricultural and economic symposiums, seminars and conferences.
During this-year Internationale Grüne Woche, the National Support Centre for Agriculture organised for the first time a 43 sq m information stand, where the KOWR’s staff could share knowledge on the Polish agriculture and agri-food sector as well as promote Polish agri-food products. On the first and second day of the event, the Polish national stand was visited by Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, accompanied by the official delegation of the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The KOWR was represented by Monika Tyska – Deputy Director General. During the fair, Minister Ardanowski undertook a number of bilateral discussions with representatives of institutions from other states and representatives of the EU institutions who visited the fair. He also participated in accompanying events.