Vietnam Rice Festival kicks off in Long An province

The third Vietnam Rice Festival was opened in the Mekong Delta province of Long An last night with 1,058 stalls of 621 localities and businesses registering to attend the event.

Vietnam Rice Festival kicks off in Long An province

The festival was organized by Vietnam Farmers Association, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the People’s Committee of Long An province and Mekong Delta Rice Research Institute from December 18 to 24.
The organization board has built a rice path with 600 yellow ripe rice pots meaning for the prosperity and well-being of Vietnamese rice.
Deputy chairman of Long An province People’s Committee Nguyen Van Duoc said that the festival aims to honor contributions by farmers, businesses and government agencies for the development of agriculture in general and Vietnamese rice in particular.
That is also a chance to honor organizations, individuals, businesses, farmers and scientists for their valuable contributions to economic development achievements in the Mekong Delta.
Within the frameworks of the festival, there will be two seminars on rice farming adaptation to salt intrusion and drought and clean rice farming.
Right after the opening ceremony, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Vietnamese Farmers Association organized a ceremony to unveil Vietnamese rice logo.

By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien

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