Ha Noi hosts int’l agriculture trade fair

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 06:47

A booth showceing safe vegatables at AgroViet 2019. — Photo agritrade.com.vn

The 19th International Agriculture Trade Fair (AgroViet 2019) opened in the capital city on Thursday, drawing nearly 200 domestic and foreign exhibitors.

AgroViet – one of the biggest agriculture fairs in Viet Nam – is showcasing food processing machinery, agricultural machinery, veterinary medicine, and safe agro-forestry-fishery products.

Director of the Trade Promotion Centre of Agriculture Dao Van Ho said the expo aims to develop agricultural production in the era of Industry 4.0.

It also seeks to add value to the agricultural production chain towards the implementation of a project to speed up production mechanisation, along with the national target program on the development of new rural areas.

He described the event as a good opportunity for enterprises to promote their brands, introduce new products, especially hi-tech agricultural ones, share their experience and expand international co-operation. This helps enhance the competitiveness of agro-forestry-fishery products in both domestic and foreign markets.

The event, which runs until Sunday, will also help for provinces and cities to seek further investments in local agricultural development, and introduce both visitors and farmers to hi-tech agricultural products, as well as strengthening connectivity among businesses throughout the sector.

The previous edition in the central city of Da Nang attracted 180 domestic and foreign businesses.

The agro-forestry-fishery sector raked in US$3.64 billion from exports in August, raising the total value in the first eight months to $26.6 billion.

Key farm products brought in $12.4 billion, accounting for 46.7 per cent of the total export revenue, while key forestry products and seafood earned $7.08 billion and $5.52 billion, making up 27 per cent and 21 per cent of the total value, respectively. — VNS

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