THE organisers of the SIMA show in France have cancelled the 2024 event.

SIMA, the International Fair for Agricultural Change, usually welcomes nearly 200,000 visitors and 1000 exhibitors, offering a comprehensive, diversified range of products and solutions for the agriculture of the future.

A statement from the organisers said: "In view of today’s climate of a declining market and a farming crisis in France and Europe, EXPOSIMA has decided to cancel the 2024 edition of SIMA.

"The farming environment is worsening in 2024, with forecasts of a substantial drop in the agricultural equipment market. This situation comes in the wake of the COVID crisis, the war in Ukraine, and raw material and energy price volatility.

"In these circumstances, EXPOSIMA – the organiser of the trade show SIMA – taking due note of the sector’s difficulties today has taken the decision to cancel the 2024 edition of SIMA."

The next SIMA will call on new partners of the sector so as to promote the agricultural innovation and techniques that constitute the driving force of our agriculture. It will act as the voice of the agricultural equipment and farming community before the public authorities.