Vietnam international agriculture fair kicks off

Thursday, 2017-09-21 15:54:09
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NDO – The 17th Vietnam international agriculture fair, AgroViet 2017, officially kicked off on September 21 at the Phu Tho Gymnasium in Ho Chi Minh City, with the participation of over 200 domestic and international businesses.

The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam.

Featuring 300 booths, the fair displays and introduces agricultural products that are regional specialties, in addition to food safety and hygienic food chains and the application of scientific advances.

Organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the fair aims to honour high-quality agricultural products, significantly contributing to improving the position of Vietnam’s agricultural industry within the international arena.

According to Dao Van Ho, Director of the Center for Trade Promotion of Agriculture, AgroViet 2017 is an opportunity for all businesses to promote their activities on exchanging experience, introducing new technological advances in agricultural production, promoting brands, honoring high quality agricultural, forestry and fishery products, and handicrafts.

On the sidelines of the fair, a range of other important activities will also be held, including the organisation of a workshop on high-tech agricultural tourism products and supporting about 400 typical farmers from 10 provinces and cities nearby Ho Chi Minh City to visit, study and trade during the fair.

The event runs until September 24.