Consumers buy agricultural products of Laos at the fair. —VNA/VNS Photo Chu Quốc Hùng
LÂM ĐỒNG An exchange programme for farmers from Việt Nam, Laos and Cambodia began in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng on Saturday, aiming to boost co-operation among the three countries in agricultural production and sales.
The exchange is being held in Đà Lạt City along with a safe farm produce fair with 255 booths, including 25 manned by Lao and Cambodian firms.
Addressing the event, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Farmers’ Union Đinh Khắc Đính said the union has directed its chapters in bordering provinces to help farmers in Lao and Cambodian localities bordering Việt Nam with farming techniques, varieties and technology.
During the exchange, farmers of the three countries will share experience in agricultural and rural development, visit a farms and economic, cultural facilities, and explore local farmers’ practices.
Meas Pyseth, Deputy Secretary of State of Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, said the Cambodian delegation wants to exchange experience with farmers from all 63 localities of Việt Nam as well as those from Laos.
Meanwhile, Nhiakerya Nochochongtoua, Vice President of the Lao Front for National Construction said the exchange programme is a chance to foster ties among farmers and businesses.
He said 21 Lao firms in agricultural product processing, spare part production and handicraft are participating in the fair.
The exchange programme and fair will run until December 12. VNS