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HCM City to host agricultural seeds exhibition

Update: June, 25/2014 - 09:02
The expo will feature 250 booths displaying various products, including seeds for vegetables, flowering and ornamental trees, aquaculture, livestock brood stock and agricultural implements.

HCM CITY — The second exhibition on agricultural seeds is set to open in HCM City's Biotechnology Centre in District 12 on June 26, with the participation of nearly 60 companies.

The expo will feature 250 booths displaying various products, including seeds for vegetables, flowering and ornamental trees, aquaculture, livestock brood stock and agricultural implements.

Le Minh Dung, deputy director of the HCM City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the exhibition would introduce quality seeds and brood stock suitable for local conditions in an effort to raise productivity, quality and competitiveness.

It also aims to boost the transfer of advanced technology in farming as well as encourage farmers to use seeds with a clear origin.

The event will also feature an ornamental-fish exhibition, a competition to find the best orchids, and experts will counsel farmers and visitors on using new technologies in seed and livestock production.

There will also be a conference on the application of high technology in creating crop plant seeds, domestic animals and seafood brood stock.

Organised by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the exhibition will run until June 29. — VNS

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