Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Outstanding farmers in HCM City and many other provinces are showcasing their products at a fair that opened at Lê Văn Tám Park in the city’s District 1 on Monday.
The “Achievements of excellent farmers in the integration time - Urban agriculture and business matching in the south-eastern region 2017” fair features 300 booths, half of them set up by the farmers, provincial farmers associations and traditional craft villages.
All outstanding farmers honoured by the Việt Nam National Farmers Union (VNFU) in recent years and model agricultural co-operatives have been offered booths for free to enable them to show off their produce.
According to the VNFU, finding reliable outlets for their products is always a major concern for farmers and co-operatives.
The exhibition offers a good platform for farmers, localities, and local and foreign companies to meet, discuss and foster co-operation, boosting economic development of the south-eastern region, Nguyễn Hồng Lý, deputy chairwoman of the VNFU, said.
Lưu Quang Định, editor-in-chef of Nông Thôn Ngày Nay (Countryside Today) newspaper, said through the fair farmers would have a chance to access new production technologies.
To week-long event will also feature a ceremony to honour outstanding farmers and entertainment events.
The fair is organised by Countryside Today along with the city Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and other departments and organisations. — VNS