As many as 519 memoranda of understanding and cooperation contracts totalling over 150 billion VND (roughly 7 million USD) were signed during the 2013 International Agriculture Fair, which wrapped up in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on November 14.

According to organisers, the fair successfully acted as a bridge linking the Government, scientists, farmers and businesses, thus enhancing farmers’ insights into the integration period.

During the event, enterprises also clarified their business strategies, expanded trade promotion and trademark communications, and introduced their products.

Among the 5,000 products displayed at the fair, there were 1,000 new categories of machinery, agricultural equipment, fertilisers, pesticides and new and productive rice seeds as well as new agro-forestry products.

The fair attracted nearly 110,000 visitors during the one week it was open.-VNA