Illustrative photo (Source: afc2017vn.com)

HCM City (VNA) – The 15th ASEAN Food Conference (AFC), themed "Food Science and Technology: Integration for ASEAN Economic Community Sustainable Development", opened in Ho Chi Minh City on November 15.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Quoc Tuan said the conference introduces achievements of research and innovation in food technologies and connects scientists, managers, and businesses involved in the sector.

During the two-day event, discussions revolved around food science and preservation, nutrition and health and food product development, among others. Reports on issues such as global food security, regional cooperation, and food system in response to climate change, were also presented.

Participating firms took the occasion to display specialities of ASEAN member states.

On the sidelines of the biennial conference, participants visited food companies in the southern provinces of Binh Duong, Tien Giang and Tay Ninh.-VNA