Club of Bologna: strategies for the Development of Agricultural Mechanisation
Club of Bologna: strategies for the Development of Agricultural Mechanisation

MISSION

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 a free association, on the UNACOMA's initiative and support, and under the auspices of CIGR and in close collaboration with FAO and UNIDO, with the goal to convene, almost once a year, the highest international experts on mechanisation in order to discuss subjects of a preminent importance for the development of the agricultural machinery sector in various countries. 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 49 countries are represented and 122 are the Full Members, belonging to research bodies (69%), industry (15%) and International Organisations (17%). This in addition to 14 Corresponding Members interested to follow the activity.

The Club is managed by a Management Committee composed by 16 representatives from 10 Countries (9 European, 1 African, 2 American, 3 Asian, 1 Australian).

The Presidency and the Technical Secretariat of the Club are located at the Department of Agricultural Engineering of the University of Milan, while the Administrative Secretariat is in Rome, at UNACOMA.