The first safe agricultural produce festival based on growing orchards, farming fish in ponds, and animal husbandry will be held in the Mekong delta province of Dong Thap province in April.

The festival, to be held in Cao Lanh City , will offer opportunities for businesses, co-operatives, and farmers to promote their products and enter into long-term co-operation and investment agreements, Vo Mai, deputy chairwoman of the Vietnam Gardening Association, said.

The festival, to have the theme "Agriculture-Farmer-Rural Area," will have six exhibition areas where more than 300 stalls will display safe agricultural products, seedlings, and others.

There will be seminars on safe agricultural produce chains and the use of technology in producing safe products to highlight the importance of safe products and instructing farmers in producing them.

More than 10 provinces have confirmed their participation in the exhibition from April 15 to 20 to be organised by the Vietnam Gardening Association and Rural Economy newspaper together with Dong Thap province. -VNA