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|Representatives from the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development at the launch of the information system|
Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung said that one year ago, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoa and he chaired a meeting on digital transformation in the agriculture sector where Minister Hoa mentioned the problems that the sector needs to solve, including information ambiguity in supply and demand, market information, production capacity, and management, among others.
“The launch of this system is the initial result [of this meeting], showing the strong determination and effort of the agriculture ministry over the past one year to realise the vision set out by the two ministers,” he added.
According to Dung, the key to digital transformation is data. He expects to step-by-step make data better available in the upcoming time.
Talking about the role of the livestock industry's data, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien said this would be an important platform for the sector to improve management capacity, develop the industry in line with the demands of the market, and better control quality and food safety.
The system is also meant as a platform to help connect and share information between state agencies, businesses, and livestock breeders. It will update information about livestock facilities, total flocks, output, animal feed, markets, and other related issues.
The Department of Livestock Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and technology giant VNPT have been working on software to collect and update information about the livestock industry.
To date, the software has been piloted in seven cities and provinces and 269 animal feed factories across the country.