Can Tho, Sept. 23 -- The application of advanced technology in preservation and processing is the most important factor in Vietnam's rice value chain, said Nguyen Hong Son, Director of the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

This field had the potential for strong development in the domestic rice production industry, especially enterprises in the domestic rice production chain, he said.

MARD had employed specific programmes and action plans to attract investment in this field, especially investment opportunities from free trade agreements that Vietnam has signed with other countries.

"Foreign rice processing and preservation technology enterprises are expected to pay mo...