Mekong Delta International Agricultural Festival kicks-off
  • | VOV | February 16, 2017 11:00 AM
The Ministry of Science and Technology held a press conference on February 15 to launch the first-ever International Agricultural Festival of the Mekong Delta, which will run March 9-13 in the city of Can Tho.
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The festival aims to support agricultural development for the Mekong Delta region through research and application of advanced science and technology. It also targets building trademarks to increase global competitiveness.

Major activities of the event include many meetings of scientists and businesses to deal with current issues regarding boosting agriculture productivity and produce quality.

In addition, an agricultural products exhibition is expected to attract the participation of representatives of about 300-500 businesses showcasing their agriculture related products and technologies.

The event will also honour outstanding research institutes, training facilities, businesses, cooperatives and farmers for their inventions that benefit agricultural technology.

Phan Xuan Dung, chair of the National Assembly’s Committee for Science, Technology and Environment, said the festival is an important event that creates opportunities for businesses, scientists and management officials.

It affords them the opportunity to meet, introduce their products and share experience in science-technology research and application in production and business.

The festival is also expected to contribute to promoting smart agricultural production in the region, thus implementing the Party and State’s policy on agriculture and rural development.

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