A batch of agreements and transactions worth nearly 300 billion VND (roughly 14.4 million USD) was reached during the International Agricultural Fair that closed in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on Dec. 12.

The agreements mostly focus on machine purchasing by domestic food companies.

On the occasion, the Mekong Delta Rice Research Institute, Can Tho University and the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development organised a programme to provide consultation for nearly 2,000 farmers on how to cultivate, harvest and preserve agricultural products.

The organisation board also presented 12 gold medals to products of high quality and a total financial aid worth 50 million VND to ten farming households.

The week-long fair attracted the participation of more than 270 domestic and foreign businesses from Thailand, China, India, the US, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Singapore.

Products on display at 560 booths included machinery, production lines for processing and preserving agricultural products, as well as animal feed, seafood, rice, vegetables and fruit, animals, fertilisers and pesticides./.