21/05/1956 - 20/06/1956
Exhibition of Citriculture
Israel hosted an Exhibition of Citriculture in Beit Dagon in 1956, recgonised by the 36th General Assembly of the BIE on 8 November 1955. The Expo took place within the framework of the fourth International Congress of Mediterranean Citrus Growers.
The Expo attracted 250 to 300 delegates from more than 20 different countries. Many Mediterranean countries were represented, including Spain, France, Morocco and Tunisia, along with the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Brazil. Exporting as well as importing countries were present.
The Expo was divided into three sections. The first focused on national production with exhibitors including the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture, the Citrus Marketing Board and Agricultural Research Stations. The second section was dedicated to industry with exhibits of machinery and other materials used in citrus production, while the third section was focused on citrus exports.
Matters related to the industry were tackled such as essential oils, general citrus products, equipment and machinery. The Expo represented an opportunity to forge long-lasting, trading cooperation for Israel.