The Victoriaoil union organized the fourth consecutive blood donation campaign with the support of its employer. The employees from other Victoria Group member companies also joined the cause. The blood donation campaign was organized with the help of the Blood Transfusion Institute and Šid Red Cross.
The 39th Veterinary Knowledge Innovation Seminar organized by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Belgrade was held on February 23. As one of the leading veterinary institutions in Serbia and in the region, Veterinary Institute Subotica took part in this Seminar which was attended by more than 300 veterinarians working at veterinary institutes, stations, clinics, in wholesale or on farms. In the name of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, the audience was addressed by the director of the Veterinary Directorate, Emina Milakara.
As one of its regular activities, Veterinary Institute Subotica, a Victoria Group member company, educates farmers in the animal production sector. In February, the company organized and took part in several expert lectures in Valjevo, Niš and Subotica, aimed at farmers in the dairy farming sector.
Experts from Veterinary Institute Subotica presented all the important aspects to be considered when taking care of a farm which affect the productivity and enable successful and profitable production, with the veterinarian playing a crucial role.
The 14th Farmers’ Winter Seminar organized by the farmers’ association “Klub 100 P plus” from Novi Sad was held on Tara Mountain from January 28 to February 3. Around 300 participants attended the opening ceremony, and the seminar was opened by the Provincial Secretary of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry, Vuk Radojević.
The 52nd Conference of Agronomists and Farmers of Serbia was organized by the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops from Novi Sad, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, and it took place on Zlatibor Mountain from January 21 to 27. The conference gathered all relevant participants from the agriculture sector and demonstrated once again that the close collaboration of science, business and practice brings solutions for challenges expected in domestic agriculture in the upcoming period.
On January 24, the Veterinary Institute Subotica, a Victoria Group member company, organized an expert lecture for dairy farmers on Zlatibor Mountain. The subject – “Sustainable Animal Production Today” – attracted more than 80 farmers from the Zlatibor District.
The XIV Plant Protection Counseling Session organized by the Plant Protection Society of Serbia was held from November 27 to December 1, as the largest vocational gathering where, each year, the latest information in the field of plant protection is exchanged and the current problems and subjects that defined the previous period are discussed.
According to a report by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia based on information collected by the Customs Administration, the export value of the 15 leading exporters in Serbia for 11 months of 2017 was EUR 3.8 billion.
Food Ingredients Europe 2017, the most important food industry exhibition, was held from November 28 to 30 in Frankfurt. Sojaprotein, a Victoria Group member company, took part in the event once again.
A huge charity event called “Topli dinar” (“Warm Dinar”) organized by the supermarket chain PerSu, and supported by Victoriaoil, a Victoria Group member company, has been completed.
During the month of October, this supermarket chain donated 1 dinar from each purchase, amounting to over 1.5 million dinars for firewood for 100 of the most disadvantaged families in Vojvodina. The firewood was distributed during the first half of November.