On display at the Vietnamese booth are fresh fruits from northern Son La and southern Ben Tre provinces, including grapefruit, longan, avocado, and mango.

Other specialties such as coffee and tea were also brought to the event.

Vietnamese produce showcased at the fair

Macfrut 2021 is the first major event for the fruit sector to be held in the European region after a nearly two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It offers a good chance for Vietnam to set up partnership and seek export markets for its agricultural products in Italy and other E.U. member nations.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Nguyen Thi Bich Hue emphasized that Vietnam’s presence at Macfrut 2021 shows the desire and efforts of the embassy, localities and domestic businesses to promote Vietnamese fruits to international markets.

The fair also serves as a bridge helping Vietnamese businesses access and connect with Italian partners who possess advanced technologies for producing, processing and preserving fruits, she said.

The two-day event features 800 booths, and is expected to attract about 500 fruit importers worldwide.

Fruit production is a strategic field of Italy’s agricultural sector, recording a growth of 9.4-percent  in volume and 11.9 percent in value in the first five months of  2021.

Source: VNA