Vietnam’s first ‘AGRITECHNICA ASIA Live’: An International Success
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CAN THO, Vietnam, September 1, 2022) – Almost 4,000 attendees; 80 companies with machinery demonstrations and displays from tillage and sowing to harvesting and grain handling; 22-hectare trial and demonstration plots – conferences on mechanization – official opening by Minister of Agriculture – 24-26 August in Mekong Delta, Vietnam.
Held in Can Tho, Vietnam, last week, AGRITECHNICA ASIA Live, a 20-hectare outdoor event combining field demonstrations, exhibition and conference program, successfully concluded, attracting almost 4,000 farmers, traders, scientists and politicians. Demonstrating solutions suitable for the local farming needs in Southeast Asia, the second edition of AGRITECHNICA ASIA Live, 24-26 August, was hosted jointly by Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and Can Tho City Peoples’ Committee. Organizers were DLG (German Agricultural Society) and VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific, along with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).
At the opening ceremony attended by high-ranking representatives from Vietnam, Thailand and abroad, the Minister of Agriculture of Vietnam, Le Minh Hoan, emphasized that the AGRITECHNICA ASIA Live event plays a key role in practical demonstrations of new, available technologies and solutions. These deliver sustainability benefits to farms. “Vietnam aims to reach a minimum rate of 70 percent of mechanization in crop production by 2030 and the income of a farmer will be around 120 million VND [5,140 USD] per year by 2030,” the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan said. “It is necessary to boost mechanization in agricultural production, apply smart and environmentally friendly technologies towards digitalisation and automation to increase labor productivity, as it is an inevitable solution for efficient agricultural production and sustainable development,” he added.
Located in the Mekong Delta, the fields of Cuu Long Delta Rice Research Institute and the exhibition area in Can Tho City…