HCM City to host first agricultural festival

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 15:40

The Supporting Centre for Farmers and Rural Areas introduced the agricultural festival, which will be held in HCM City's Gia Dinh Park from October 23-29. — VNS Photo Xuan Huong
HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — An agricultural festival to be held from October 23-29 in HCM City will offer farmers and farm businesses to interact with scientists, exporters and importers.

The festival, to take place at Gia Dinh Park, is the first of its kind in the city.

Many farmers from the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta provinces and cities and from HCM City's districts will attend, as well as businesses working in agricultural processing and export and import. Artisans and handicraft associations will also participate.

The festival will feature 500 booths on agricultural achievement, including information on seedling trees, urban agricultural products, and machinery and equipment used in processing agricultural and handicraft products. At least 100 booths will sell essential products for farmers.

Jointly organised by the Supporting Centre for Farmers and Rural Areas, the Viet Nam Farmers Union and the HCM City Farmers Association, it will also include bonsai and orchid competitions and a shopping festival featuring special handicraft wood and stones, porcelain and pottery products.

A seminar about the Trans-Pacific Partnership on modern production and marketable of farm produce will also be held for farmers, Le Thi Thanh Huong, director of the Supporting Centre for Farmers and Rural Areas, said at a press conference in HCM City on Monday.

The event will offer opportunities for participants to exchange information on agricultural production, technology transfer and enhance trade promotion, she said. — VNS

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