The 2012 Vietnam International Agriculture Fair got underway in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on November 15 with the participation of 250 domestic and international businesses.

The week-long event themed “Cooperating for Agricultural Development, Promoting Exports and Building a New Rural Area Model” is co-organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Machinery, production lines, processed products, agricultural equipment, fertilisers, pesticides, animal feed and aquatic products are on display.

The fair also introduces programmes and projects on agricultural and rural development, scientific and technological triumps, tree and fruit varieties and animal breeds of high quality and economic value.

During the event a wide range of seminars, talks and trade promotions will be held for businesses to promote their products, exchange technological experiences and attract investment.

Certificates of merit will be awarded to outstanding organisations and individuals that contribute significantly to the national economy.-VNA