The Vietnam International Agriculture Trade Fair, AgroViet 2013, kicked off in Hanoi on November 14 to promote safe and sustainably developed agriculture.

The fair features 400 stands from 200 local and foreign businesses, displaying agro-forestry and aquatic products, machinery, equipment and technologies for production, processing, and post-harvest preservation.

During the fair, a “Farmer bridge” programme will be organised to connect farmers with scientists and businesses.

Additionally, a seminar entitled "Production and supply of agricultural products in chain food safety" will also be held, offering cooperation and investment opportunities and increasing the added value of goods by improving product quality, productivity and food safety.

Local enterprises will participate in a business matching programme with over 30 Chinese firms in the field. China is currently one of the biggest importers of Vietnamese agricultural products.

AgroViet is expected to promote Vietnam’s main farm products, expand multilateral agricultural trade relations between countries, towards a safe, effective and sustainable development of agriculture.-VNA