Mekong – Lancang Business Forum 2019 focuses on agribusiness

The Mekong – Lancang Business Forum 2019, themed “Promoting Agribusiness and Investment in Processed Food Sector”, took place in Ho Chi Minh City on November 7.

The event was co-organised by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Thai Ministry of Commerce and the Mekong Institute.

Speaking at the event, Executive Director of the Mekong Institute Watcharas Leelawath said agriculture and food industry is one of the key economic sectors in the Mekong Sub-region and Vietnam in particular. Several supply chains in agricultural production such as rice, coffee, rubber, pepper and cashew nuts have formed in the region, but farmers’ income remains low.

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