Agriculture festival introduces farmers’ outstanding products hinh anh 1Hi-tech farming products on display at the 2015 Agriculture Festival. (Photo:

About 250 agribusinesses are showcasing their outstanding models, products and services at the 2015 Agriculture Festival, which opened at Gia Dinh Park, Ho Chi Minh City on October 23.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Vice President of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Farmers’ Association Nguyen Duy Luong said the 600-booth festival provides a platform for agricultural enterprises to seek partnerships and new markets, attract investors, and improve competitiveness amid regional integration.

It is also intended to strengthen the connection between the government, scientists, agribusinesses and farmers towards sustainable development, he added.

A workshop on approach to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement through hi-tech agriculture perspectives will also be held on the sidelines of the festival to update farmers on the newly-concluded trade deal and propose advanced technology solutions in the sector.

A bonsai contest, orchid displays, a cuisine feast and a shopping day in response to the campaign “Vietnamese use Vietnamese goods” are also scheduled at the event.

The week-long festival is jointly organised by the Central Committee of the Vietnam Farmers’ Association and the municipal People’s Committee to celebrate the association’s 85th founding anniversary (October 14).-VNA