1st July 2022

Aquafarm, Novelfarm & AlgaeFarm


Two days dedicated to professionals within the sector of indoor and vertical farming, aquaponics, hydroponics and integrated farming.

Time & Location

May 25, 7:00 AM GMT+2 – May 26, 11:00 PM GMT+2

Pordenone, Viale Treviso, 1, 33170 Pordenone PN, Italy

About the Event

The project was born after a first succesfull experiment in 2019, during AquaFarmthe exhibition dedicated to the sector of aquaculture, shellfish farming and sustainable fishing hosted by Pordenone Fiere, when a section was dedicated to the exhibitiors of vertical farming, aquaponics and hydroponics sectors. The wide interest of the public, in addition to the need of having an italian exhibition representative for these sectors which represent the innovation and the future of agritech, gave birht to NovelFarm. An event within the event, which takes place in the two days of AquaFarm but has found its strong identity and vitality.

VERTICAL FARMING, AQUAPONICS AND HYDROPONICS: THE FUTURE IS SOILLESS —NovelFarm has become the most important event in the sector in Italy and every year brings together the most important Italian and international companies committed to promoting soilless agriculture. The goal of Pordenone Fiere was to create an opportunity for meeting and debate on an area that represents a sustainable solution for the food challenges of the future.

Soilless cultivations – among which the main ones are vertical, indoor, hydroponic and aquaponic agriculture – allow a very high production yield (short time, in a few square meters) avoiding the waste of resources (compared to traditional methods they allow in fact approx. 90% of water saving) and preserving natural habitats and biodiversity. In fact, they can exist regardless of the availability of arable land and become a solution to guarantee the production of food even in the city (urban farming).

Do more. Better. With less. Soilless agriculture acts in compliance with the 17 objectives listed by the UN in the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. A concrete solution for our tomorrow. Starting today.

ALGAE AND MICROALGAE: THE NEW PROTAGONISTS. –In 2021, with the birth of AlgaeFarm, the AquaFarm and NovelFarm project is enriched by a further and increasingly important sector: the one of algoculture and therefore the cultivation, processing and use of algae and microalgae. NovelFarm was born as a moment of meeting and comparison for the operators of these important sectors but not only. Each year it also hosts the most prominent figures in the field of research and innovation who become the protagonists of the conferences and debates scheduled throughout the two days of the event.


After the difficulties caused by the health emergency, we would like to look at a restart of the agri-food world characterized by a greater attention to environmental sustainability and to the consumption of healthy products.The 2022 edition of NovelFarm looks precisely in this direction by offering its contribution to the development of a sector born from the need to optimize production processes and minimize environmental impact through the use of technology and the most advanced innovations in the agronomic field.

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