Bangkok (NNT/VNA) – Thailand's Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives will cooperate with various agencies to hold the Thai Rice Festival 2017 in front of Bangkok City Hall from December 15 to 20. 

The Director General of the Rice Department, Anan Suwannarat, said the Thai Rice Festival 2017 will support farmers and business operators produce higher quality rice to meet good agricultural practices (GAP) the needs of consumers. The event will also provide knowledge on Thai rice associated with culture and traditions. 

The Thai Rice Festival 2017 will feature rice products, well-known goods and food items from each region, and cultural performances. 

Visitors can also learn more about Thai culture, observe rice processing demonstration, and take part in rice cooking competition. 

The festival will be jointly organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, the Rice Department, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA).-VNA