Agricultural international fairs open in Ho Chi Minh City

09:49 | 20/06/2019 Trade

Three international fairs, Farm & Food Tech 2019, Vietnam Farm and Food Expo 2019 and Agritech Vietnam 2019 opened in Ho Chi Minh City on June19.

A booth at the Farm & Food Tech 2019 fair - Photo: Congthuong

The event, co-organized by the city’s Department of Industry and Trade and the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Business Association, featuring 200 booths from over 100 local and foreign exhibitors.

The exhibitions feature a wide range of post-harvest preservation and treatment technology, machinery and equipment for food-safety testing and tracing the origin of products; food processing and printing and food packaging machinery and equipment; agricultural products; biotechnology; and gardening tools, among others.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Nguyen Phuong Dong, deputy director of the city’s Department of Industry and Trade, said that export of farm produce exceeded over US$40 billion in 2018, the highest turnover in over the past ten years.

Vietnam's total agricultural exports are ranked 15th in the world and its agricultural products are available in 180 countries and territories worldwide, even penetrating multiple fastidious markets, he added.

The three fairs offer businesses a chance to introduce their latest agricultural technologies and learn about advanced technologies and equipment, as well as help producers and traders exchange information and explore business opportunities.

The events also helps to promote the use of technology in agricultural production and processing with the aim of improving productivity, quality and export value of the country’s agricultural products.

The expos will run until June 22.

Theo NDO