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Immediate digital transformation in agriculture must start with the smallest things

(VAN) On 30 May, MARD dispatched a delegate to collaborate with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vinh Phuc province and other regional authorities on the digital transformation of agriculture.

The database system drives digital transformation

The delegates, headed by Mr. Dang Duy Hien, Deputy Chief of the Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, included officials from the Department of Livestock Production, the Vietnam Academy for Water Resource, and other specialists in the field of information technology...

Deputy Chief of Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Dang Duy Hien led the delegation to work with Vinh Phuc Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on digital transformation in the agricultural sector. Photo: Trung Quan.

Deputy Chief of Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Dang Duy Hien led the delegation to work with Vinh Phuc Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on digital transformation in the agricultural sector. Photo: Trung Quan.

This was one of three field trips the delegate took to key agricultural producing regions, including Hai Duong, Vinh Phuc, and Dong Nai, in order to define the present condition and to acquire demands for information technology and digital transformation in agriculture and rural development. It was also aimed at assessing effective digital transformation models in the administration and production of individuals and businesses. In certain provinces and cities, evaluate the information system and database for digital transformation concurrently. In addition, quick guide and comprehend the challenges, issues, and current problems of communities in order to suggest solutions to overcome them.

Mr. Hien stated that the MARD is expeditiously implementing the national digital transformation program by constructing a plan for the digital transformation of the agricultural and rural development industry by 2025 with a view toward 2030.

The work of constructing a data and information base system for digital transformation in certain prioritized fields, such as agricultural agriculture, livestock, fisheries, plant protection, and cooperative economy. In addition, performing a complete digital transformation according to the value chain for major commodities sectors like as pig farming, dragon fruit production, and Mekong Delta rice production, among others.

Mr. Hien praised the participation of state management agencies, businesses, cooperatives, and agricultural households in promoting digital transformation.

Several production models in the fields of livestock production, agricultural production, and fisheries have incorporated IT for monitoring the weather, environment, diseases, and safe farming, therefore contributing to an increase in production value, revenue, and sustainable development.

According to Mr. Hien, the digital transformation would be viewed as a novel technique based on data signals. The database system must now be used to generate tactical and organizational choices, as opposed to relying on experience and trends. To do this, it is important to digitize information and organize and arrange data files in a methodical, logical, and consistent way from the central to the local level. It will be impossible to build up the strategy if each company and individual does not actively alter their awareness and take drastic action.

The delegation surveyed the application of information technology and digital transformation in some models in Vinh Phuc province. Photo: Trung Quan.

The delegation surveyed the application of information technology and digital transformation in some models in Vinh Phuc province. Photo: Trung Quan.

Rapidly establishing criteria and standards for digital transformation

During the conference, Mr. Nguyen Quoc Huy, Deputy Director of the Vinh Phuc Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that the province has a number of IT and high-tech adoption pioneer models in order to implement digital transformation progressively. However, digital transformation in the field of agriculture in Vinh Phuc is still novel and faces obstacles due to an absence of standards and criteria.

Huy stated that between 2022 and 2025, the agriculture and rural development sector in Vinh Phuc will impose certain digital transformation requirements, including the creation of a shared database system for the agriculture and rural development sector, digitization, data creation, standardization of databases of land, agriculture, crops, livestock, natural disasters, and epidemics.

Building some smart agriculture models incorporating digital technology. Extending the scope of the agriculture management chain to include production, harvest, preservation, processing, and consumption. Adopting technology bases to provide origin traceability for the province's primary agricultural products and OCOP.

The delegate surveyed the training class on using the software of the national livestock database management system. Photo: Trung Quan.

The delegate surveyed the training class on using the software of the national livestock database management system. Photo: Trung Quan.

Using digital technologies to connect the province's leading agricultural producers and OCOP products to the e-commerce marketplace. Implement the digitization of the results of administrative procedure resolutions that fall under the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's management competence. Developing a set of evaluation criteria for the digital transformation of the province's agriculture industry...

Mr. Huy requested that MARD quickly construct a set of criteria and standards for digital transformation in the fields of agriculture and rural development, and examine Vinh Phuc's involvement in the ministry's digital transformation programs in the field of husbandry and cultivation.  In addition, he suggested that the top-level host a training course on digital transformation for managers, professionals, and network administrators at the Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, as well as organize field trips and conferences.

Mr. Dang Duy Hien, speaking on behalf of the delegation, stated that the livestock database system is the optimal solution that enables localities to digitally transform in the development of livestock and animal feed, as well as to receive continuously updated statistical data from livestock production facilities.

Author: Trung Quan

Translated by Linh Linh

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