|A model of flower farms being presented at the Festival of Agriculture and Crafts village in the central region yesterday. More than 400 firms with 800 pavilions are participating in the six-day festival. — VNS Photo Le Van Cong
QUANG NGAI (VNS) — More than 800 pavilions from 400 businesses were displayed at the Festival of Agriculture and Crafts Village in the central region yesterday.
It's one of the largest gatherings of farming businesses and craftsmen from Binh Dinh, Thua Thien-Hue, Ninh Thuan and Lam Dong, besides Quang Nam, Kon Tum, An Giang and Ben Tre, as well as Dak Lak and Quang Ngai provinces, to share farming experiences and products.
The festival, which is being jointly organised by the Central Farmer's Association, the Viet Nam Crafts Association and the central province's people's committee, has attracted businesses working in agricultural processing and export and import, and artisan, craftsmen and handicraft associations from provinces and cities.
"It's an opportunity for participants to exchange information on agricultural production, brand promotion, linking markets and technology transfer," Vice-Chairman of the provincial people's committee Pham Truong Tho said.
"The festival is a chance for producers to improve their products and expand their market as well as to boost sustainable development," he said.
Tho said the festival also aimed to attract investors to the central and Central Highlands region and Quang Ngai Province.
The event also was a chance for farmers and farming businesses to interact with scientists, exporters and importers.
A seminar on organic fertilisers and agricultural consultancy for farmers will also be held.
The festival, which ends on July 12, has the theme "agriculture-farmer-sustainable development of rural areas" and aims to promote agricultural production and research.
It's also an opportunity to honour brands, products, services and crafts related to agricultural production.
The six-day festival is expected to bring new thinking about modern production and marketable farming produce.
Ly Son Island, 30km off Quang Ngai Province, is known as the ‘Kingdom of garlic', producing more than 3,000 tonnes of garlic annually.
Garlic is exported to many countries in Asia and is available in supermarkets in Viet Nam. – VNS