AgroViet 2018 exhibition opens in Da Nang hinh anh 1Delegates visit a pavilion at the fair (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) -
The 18th Vietnam International Agriculture Trade Fair (AgroViet 2018) opened in the central city of Da Nang on June 28.

Organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the AgroViet 2018 is themed “High-tech farm produces towards sustainable agricultural development”.

The four-day event features nearly 200 booths, the fair will showcase equipment and machines in agricultural production and processing, veterinary medicine, pesticide, safe agricultural and aquatic products, as well as animal and plant varieties.

It offers chances to boost international cooperation in agriculture, while connecting businesses and consumers, thus creating opportunities for enterprises to promote domestic market. The event also honour high quality agro-forestry-fishery and handicraft products, and introduce new technologies in agricultural production.

The annual event, one of the biggest agriculture fair of Vietnam, draws 18 agricultural firms from Thailand.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of AgroViet 2018, deputy head of the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority Vu Van Minh noted that Vietnam’s agro-forestry-fishery exports earned 15.6 billion USD in the first five months of 2018, up 9.9 percent from the same period in 2017.

Ten Vietnamese agro-forestry-fishery products for export records values exceeding 1 billion USD, he said.-VNA