High-tech agriculture fair to open in HCM City

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 16:48

The third hi-tech agriculture and food industry fair will be held in HCM City from October 22-26. — Photo baohaiquan

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — The third hi-tech agriculture and food industry fair (Hi-Tech Agro 2014) will be held in HCM City's Le Van Tam Park from October 22-26.

It is expected to attract more than 200 local and foreign exhibitors.

The fair will feature 350 booths displaying farm produce, processed food, new seedlings, agricultural appliances and machines, plant protection products, fertilisers, post-harvest technologies, ornamental creatures, hi-tech agricultural models and others.

Nguyen Tuan, deputy director of the Investment and Trade Promotion Centre of HCM City, the fair's orgainser, said a meeting to link producers of farm produce in the south with distributors, including Aeon, Metro, Big C and Co.opmart supermarkets, Satrafood and wholesale markets in the city, will be organised on the sidelines of the fair.

Seminars will also be held, including one on the use of post-harvest technology, which can raise the value of farm produce and processed food. Measures to improve the efficiency of supply chains for farm produce will be the topic of another seminar.

The fair is expected to provide opportunities for local firms to access advanced production technologies to raise their product quality, Tuan said, adding that it will also enable them as well as farmers to seek stable outlet for their produce. — VNS

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