Club of Bologna: a world task-force on the strategies for the development of agricultural mechanisation

The Club of Bologna has been established in 1989 as s free, nonprofit organization under the FederUnacoma’s initiative and support with the aim to promote discussions and exchange of experiences among the leading international experts from research, industry and international organizations in the field of agricultural machines and mechanization.

The Club of Bologna normally meets once a year in Bologna and in Hanover during the two international exhibitions EIMA and Agritechnica taking place on alternate years in the two cities. Each meeting discusses various view points based on the specific experiences acquired in the different main areas of the world and, at the end, it elaborates conclusions and recommendations to be submitted both to the National Governments, to the International Bodies and to the research, agricultural and manufacturing people for the actions to be undertaken.

In the Club 31 Countries are represented and 93 are the Full Members, belonging to research bodies (62%), agricultural machinery manufacturers (15%), Federations and Associations (8%), experts and consultants (6%), and International Organizations (8%).
The Club is managed by a Management Committee composed by 17 representatives from 9 different Countries and from 3 Federations and Associations.

The President and the Secretary General of the Club, respectively, come from the University of Turin (Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences, DiSAFA) and from University of Milan (Department of Agricultural an Envirionmental Sciences, DiSAA).

The Administrative Secretariat is instead located in Rome, at FEDERUNACOMA.