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Dong Thap digital transformation promotes agricultural and rural development

Agriculture is the cornerstone of Dong Thap, so the province prioritizes this field for the first digital transformation, and at the same time sees this as a key task to increase the value of the agricultural sector, determined to become locality ranks first in number conversion.

The information was affirmed by Mr. Pham Thien Nghia – Vice Chairman of Dong Thap People’s Committee, at the Workshop “Solution of digital transformation to promote agricultural and rural development”, organized by Dong Thap Provincial People’s Committee on the afternoon of October 15 .

Dong Thap digital transformation promotes agricultural and rural development
Mr. Pham Thien Nghia – Vice Chairman of Dong Thap People’s Committee: Dong Thap prioritizes the agricultural sector for the first digital transformation, in order to improve the value of the agricultural sector. Photo Nguyet Anh

Prioritize digital transformation in the agricultural sector

The workshop aims to contribute to digital transformation in the implementation of the Project on Agricultural Restructuring and New Rural Construction in Dong Thap Province. Agriculture is considered the cornerstone sector of Dong Thap, so Dong Thap has prioritized this field for digital transformation first, followed by the fields of digital government and digital economy. Effectively implementing the digital transformation in these three areas is also one of the key tasks of Dong Thap in the period 2020 – 2025.

Enterprises (DN), scientists, and experts in the field of technology see digital transformation and smart agriculture as an inevitable trend. At the seminar, experts shared and provided many information about digital transformation in general and digital transformation in the agricultural sector specifically for leaders of the district People’s Committee, the agricultural sector, especially the coming farmers. from guilds in Dong Thap province.

Many experts assess that Dong Thap has many strengths in human and resources in digital transformation, along with the National Digital Transformation Scheme will be a favorable basis for the province to realize this goal. According to Mr. Nguyen Huu Hanh – Deputy Director of the Department of Informatics (Ministry of Information and Communications), digital transformation in the agricultural sector will bring many benefits such as: accurate market demand forecast, source prediction supply of products, minimizing production costs, optimizing fertilizer costs, and irrigation.

Dong Thap digital transformation promotes agricultural and rural development
Converting the number of agricultural sectors will help improve productivity, product quality, and build sustainable raw material zones

In particular, digital transformation will help complete the things that people cannot do such as monitoring plants and animals continuously, analyzing a wide area of ​​weather, humidity, pests … Changing the number of agriculture will create added value, can be traced back, track growth, expand consumption and export markets …

Digital transformation improves the value of agricultural goods

In the framework of the seminar, businesses in the technology sector introduced many smart devices that can be applied in agriculture such as: Intelligent irrigation equipment control system (applying IoT 4.0 technology); Agriconect platform – connecting businesses, households with e-commerce floors; innovative gas packaging technology, high-barrier multi-layer membranes and trays to help increase the shelf life of agricultural products, innovative gas packaging machines, and traceability printers; Smart devices combine artificial intelligence in shrimp production … to delegates. At the same time, we hope Dong Thap farmers to be confident in the application of digital technology in agricultural production, this is no longer a distant thing, because it has shown in reality in the fields of the river delta. Kowloon.

Dong Thap digital transformation promotes agricultural and rural development
Rynan Technologies Vietnam Joint Stock Company introduces smart shrimp feeding machine at the seminar

With determination to become the leading locality in digital transformation in agriculture, Dong Thap initially applied some smart technologies in agricultural production. For example, using drones to spray plant protection products, transplant rice by machine, use sensor systems to manage alternating wet and dry irrigation, apply GIS technology to manage database. materials for the expected work … Since then, it has helped reduce labor, rice production costs, improve productivity, product quality, have stable output, increase income for people, create have quality sustainable raw materials.

Mr. Pham Thien Nghia affirmed that Dong Thap will resolutely accelerate the adoption and digital transformation in the coming time, considering this as a key task to enhance the value of the agricultural sector. At the same time, Dong Thap was determined to become a leading locality in digital transformation, helping farmers get rich from their fields.

Minh Khue