A honeydew melon farm of the 3T Plus Green Farm Co. Ltd in Lang Lon commune of Chau Duc district, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A forum on agricultural production and consumption promotion will be held in Hanoi for the first time, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The forum will review Vietnam’s agricultural production, including farm produce processing and consumption, and discuss solutions to boost and expand the country’s farm produce market and raise Vietnamese agricultural products’ competitiveness, thereby attracting international organisations and businesses to invest in agriculture.

It is also a chance for producers to connect with localities, professional associations, enterprises and investors in processing and consuming agricultural products.

The forum will be held annually, Nguyen Quoc Toan, Acting Director of the ministry’s Department of Agro-product Processing and Market Development, said at a press conference in Hanoi on January 22.

This year’s event will take place in Hanoi on February 22 with the participation of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s representatives who will present the role of counsellors in bringing agricultural products to foreign markets, he added.

Information on developing brand names for Vietnam’s farm produce will be provided by the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at the forum along with presentations on building infrastructure to improve the country’s agricultural products’ competitiveness by foreign experts.

Groups like Vingroup, Massan, Aeon and Big C are expected to attend the forum to discuss measures to boost consumption of agricultural products.-VNA