Agriculture digital transformation forum to open on September 16

September 11, 2021 | 14:03
The Vietnam Agriculture Digital Transformation International Forum 2021 will be held next week to update participants on market trends and help agriculture become a pillar of support for the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic and after.
Agriculture digital transformation forum to open on September 16
The Vietnam Agriculture Digital Transformation International Forum 2021 to be held on September 16

It was announced by Than Van Hung - vice chairman of tehe Vietnam Agricultural Digital Association (VIDA), the representative of the organising board at the framework of the press conference organised on September 10.

Oganised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, VIDA, and newswire VnExpress, the international forum will discuss the key issues and strategies for Vietnam's agriculture sector in the regional and global context, to create opportunities to approach modern technology, digital experiences,and to learn how Vietnamese agricultural products can enter international markets more effectively.

Through two symposium sessions themed "Improving the Ecosystem for Vietnam's Agriculture Digital Transformation" and "Developing Human Resources to Meet the Needs of Vietnam's Agricultural Digitalisation", the delegates will discuss the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation in Vietnam and breakthrough opportunities for Vietnamese agriculture.

“This is the first time that a large-scale agricultural forum in Vietnam applies virtual technology. Participants will experience a virtual conference space with features such as check-in, take commemorative photos at the virtual photo booth area, receive guidance and documents at the reception area, participate directly in the programme and put questions to guest speakers or discuss with fellow delegates,” Hung said.

“Thanks to these modern features, participants can get the real conference experience without physically visiting directly to the event venue,” he said.

Agriculture digital transformation forum to open on September 16
Virtual International Exhibition

In addition, within the framework of the forum, a number of other interesting activities were also organised such as a series of talk shows on agricultural economics to find solutions to modernise and digitalise the agricultural sector and optimise traditional markets.

Besides, the Vietnamese Agriculture Virtual International Exhibition is another highlight event of the forum, with VR technology supporting full immersion.

Amid the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the pivot in development goals, the agriculture sector is demonstrating its role as "the backbone of the economy". In particular, amid increasingly severe climate change and global pandemics, the agricultural sector remains key in ensuring food security and maintaining economic growth.

In the National Digital Transformation Programme to 2025 with a vision to 2035 approved by the prime minister in June 2020, agriculture is one of the fields to be prioritised for digital transformation by developing high-tech agriculture in the direction of smart agriculture and precision agriculture.

By Oanh Nguyen

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