09:32 | 20/12/2018 Trade
The third Vietnam Rice Festival, aiming to honour and improve the position of Vietnamese rice in the world and promote rice production and export, officially opened in the Mekong River Delta province of Long An, on December 18.
|Rice products featured at the festival - Photo: congthuong|
The logo of Vietnam's national rice brand was announced at the opening ceremony of the festival.
The festival features numerous activities, including a rice contest, an exhibition on Vietnamese rice exports and several important seminars.
Co-organized by the Vietnam Farmers' Union (VNFU) Central Committee, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the Long An provincial People's Committee, Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Development Economics Research, Can Tho City Institute for Socio - Economic Development Studies and the Cuu Long Delta Rice Research Institute (CLRRI), the event also aims to honor the contributions of farmers, managers and businesses to Vietnam's agricultural and rice development.
|The logo of Vietnam's national rice brand|
The third Vietnam Rice Festival 2018, which gathers the participation of 1,058 businesses from 612 localities in the provinces and cities of the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City and the Southeast Region, displays many types of products such as rice, machinery, equipment for agricultural development, agricultural supplies, green agricultural products, urban agriculture, high technology agriculture and other fields.
The event also is considered as an opportunity for managers, businesses, scientists and farmers to approach and update market information and advanced technologies in rice production and business from around the world.