|The Mekong Delta plays an important role in the country’s agrarian economy, accounting for 80 per cent of Việt Nam’s rice exports and nearly 60 per cent of the seafood shipments. - Photo vietnamfriendship.vn|Viet Nam News
The International Agriculture Festival and Fair of Mekong Delta region, which opened in Cần Thơ City on Wednesday, has 150 domestic and international exhibitors showcasing agro-based products and technologies.
The five-day fair has 300 booths.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Trần Văn Tùng said the festival aims to create opportunities for scientists, inventors, enterprises, cooperatives and farmers who are seeking funds to branch out and promoting agriculture in Mekong Delta.
Fifty outstanding businesses in the Delta were awarded Creative Agricultural Science medals at the ceremony. The award honours enterprises and individuals who have made remarkable achievements in the field of high-tech agricultural equipment.
The festival is also hosting 14 seminars on using technology to improve productivity and quality, and a programme to connect suppliers and buyers of agricultural technologies and equipment.
The event will see cultural and entertainment activities as well, such as a cooking contest and an Áo bà ba (Vietnamese silk ensemble) contest.
The Mekong Delta, which comprises one city and 12 provinces, plays an important role in the country’s agrarian economy, accounting for 80 per cent of Việt Nam’s rice exports and nearly 60 per cent of the seafood shipments. — VNS