An oak, grown in Latvia, planted in Berlin prior to the exhibition “Green Week – 2015” planned for January [17.12.2014.]

On December 17, precisely a month before the exhibition “Green Week- 2015”, Elita Kuzma, the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia in Germany, Aivars Lapiņš, the counselor of the Ministry of Agriculture in Brussels and Rihards Krastiņš, the board chairman of the foundation the “Fund for Development of Latvia’s Agriculture”, planted the oak in the territory of the Exhibition ground, Messe Berlin, Germany. The oak, grown in Latvia,  has been planted in Berlin to memorialize the participation of Latvia in the International Exhibition for the Food Industry, Agriculture and Horticulture “Green Week – 2015”, as the partner State thus, symbolizing a close relationship between Latvia and Germany.


Starting its participation in organization of „Green Week – 2015”, Latvia, as the partner State, will has a possibility to demonstrate at the international exhibition a vast assortment of foodstuffs, forestry products and crafts produced in Latvia as well as to acquaint visitors of the exhibition with rural tourism opportunities in Latvia. “For most of Latvia’s companies, participating in “Green Week”, this will not be the first time here that proves a reciprocal interest in seeing our products at the exhibition. Moreover, it must be noted that 20% of the visitors to the exhibitions constitutes trade representatives. This means that every fifth visitor represents traders who are looking for new cooperation partners – food producers, at this exhibition. It is a good opportunity for Latvia’s producers to find new markets, pointed out A.Lapiņš.


The oak has been grown in Kalsnava arboretum of the stock company “Latvijas valsts meži” from acorns harvested from an oak growing in Kalsnava arboretum and planted in 2007. At present, the oak is 2.25 m tall. To enable the oak to grow huge and powerful, a dowry of Latvia’s soil will be given to the oak, which will help it to strike roots in German soil. This oak that has come from Latvia will remind of toughness, strength, perseverance and working habits of Latvia’s people. Just as the oak will be depicted at Latvia’s exhibition stand as a symbol.


At the exhibition, from January 16 to 25, the Ministry of Agriculture together with the foundation the “Fund for Development of Latvia’s Agriculture”, “Latvian Rural Advisory and Education Center, Ltd. and Latvian Institute of Agrarian Economics will organize several events – tasting and sales of products, demonstration of services, and activities, where every visitor will be able to participate.

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Viktorija Kalniņa
Public Relations Officer
Telephone: 67027622

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