Fourth Viet Nam Rice Festival to be held next month

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 03:16

The Viet Nam Rice Festival is organised every two years.— VNA/VNS Photo

The fourth Viet Nam Rice Festival will be held in the southern province of Vinh Long from December 13 to 19, organisers said on Tuesday.

The Viet Nam Rice Festival is organised to promote the development of high quality rice production, enhance the value chain in rice production, towards organic rice production, taking green growth as a foundation, ensuring food security, food safety and climate change adaptation in the Mekong Delta.

Nguyen Anh Dung, manager of Agro Processing and Market Development Authority’s branch in HCM City, a member of the organisation board, said that Viet Nam's rice exports faced difficulties last year.

Although rice export volume increased at the beginning of the year, export value dropped, which showed that the export price of rice was fiercely competitive, he noted.

The local rice festival would contribute to the promotion and introduction of Vietnamese rice brands to domestic and international consumers, thereby contributing to the improvement of the rice trade in the future, said Truong Thanh Su, deputy director of the Department of Industry and Trade of Vinh Long Province.

The Viet Nam Rice Festival is organised every two years. The previous festivals were held in southern provinces of Hau Giang, Soc Trang and Long An. — VNS

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