|The third high-tech agriculture and food processing fair (Hi-Tech Agro 2014), opens yesterday at Le Van Tam Park in District 1. — Photo dddn
HCM CITY (VNS) — The third high-tech agriculture and food processing fair (Hi-Tech Agro 2014), HCM City's most important agricultural exhibition, opened yesterday at Le Van Tam Park in District 1.
It features 340 booths set up by more than 200 high-tech agricultural and food processing companies from HCM City and 29 other provinces and cities.
Products on display include farm produce, processed foods, ornamental fish and trees, seedlings, high-tech farming models, bio-products, plant protection products, fertilisers, post-harvest technologies, and semi-processed and processed products.
A meeting to link the exhibitors from the south with distributors like Lotte Mart, Metro, Big C, Co.opExtra, and Aeon and wholesale markets in the city will be organised on the sidelines.
There will also have seminars on the use of post-harvest technologies to improve the value of farm produce and processed foods and measures to improve the efficiency of farm-produce supply chains.
The fair offers stakeholders an opportunity to find out about the latest scientific and technological advancements and sharpen the competitiveness of Vietnamese agricultural products, Pho Nam Phuong, director of the HCM City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC), said.
It seeks to promote Vietnamese brands and help attract more investment in agriculture and food processing and look for stable outlets for farm produce, she said.
The fair, organised by the centre, ends on October 26. — VNS