16:19 | 02/11/2015 Trade
The 15th International Agriculture Trade Fair (Agro Viet 2015) will be held in Hanoi between November 6 and 9.
Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
This year’s event, themed “Enhancing the effectiveness of food processing and preservation”, will feature 400 stands from foreign and domestic businesses and organisations.
The fair provides an opportunity for businesses to promote their products and honour Vietnam’s high-quality farming, forestry, seafood and handicraft products. Advanced techniques and technology in agricultural production will also be introduced during the event.
Trade Promotion Centre for Agriculture Director Dao Van Ho, who is head of the organisation board, said visitors would see the agricultural sector of Vietnam as a modern, well-developed key economic sector.
Outstanding achievements in the agricultural sector will be showcased as part of the event.
A workshop on the use of fertilisers and chemicals in agricultural production and a seminar on value chains in agricultural produce would also be organised.
This year marks the 70th founding anniversary of the Ministry of Agriculture and the 20th year of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
According to the General Statistics Office, the agro-forestry-fishery sector in the first six months of this year posted a growth of 2.36 percent, lower than last year’s 2.9 percent. But the whole sector’s production value was estimated at 489 trillion VND (22.4 billion USD), a 2.41 percent rise year-on-year./.