Modern technologies help farmers improve yields. Viet Nam seeks to become one of the 15 most developed agricultural economies in the world. — VNS Photo At the World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN) held in Ha Noi last month, Vietnamese leaders called for greater private sector involvement to transform agriculture in Southeast Asian countries including Viet Nam by using the latest technologies. Viet Nam also revealed its goal of becoming one of the 15 most developed agricultural economies in the world. Viet Nam News spoke with Kohei Sakata, General Director of Bayer Vietnam, to understand how the company perceives the importance of digitising agriculture and its investment in the sector in Viet Nam. Viet Nam and the world are entering a new era of technology. How do you see the importance of digitising agriculture, especially in Viet Nam? Kohei Sakata, General Director of Bayer Vietnam As a matter of fact, the globe, including Vieät Nam, is entering the Industry 4.0 era, … [Read more...] about Public-private-partnerships to develop value chain in agricutlture: Bayer Vietnam
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Cold chain logistics are being given more attention in Vietnam as new trade channels take off. Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems, a subsidiary of world-leading high-tech heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions provider Carrier, last month signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Vietnam Institute of Agriculture Engineering and Post-Harvest Technology under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) at the World Cold Chain Summit 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City, to cooperate in bolstering cold chain development in Vietnam. Vietnam’s cold chain market has yet to fully develop and exhibits a raft of shortcomings, but as such presents enormous opportunities for cold chain service suppliers, according to Mr. Jonathan Shaw, Director, Sustainability & Communications, at Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems. Soaring demand Cold chain logistics have long been fragmented in Vietnam, with small- and medium-sized service providers … [Read more...] about Greater focus on cold chain logistics
The country has climbed 12 places compared to last year. The index annually co-published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), US-based Cornell University, and INSEAD business school was released in Switzerland in the morning of June 15. The Global Innovation Index surveys 127 economies using 79 indicators to gauge innovative capabilities and measureable results. The Ministry of Science and Technology said that to achieve the high rank, the government and agencies, ministries have strictly implemented the Resolution No. 19-2017 issued on February 6, 2017 of improving business environment and competitiveness. As per the resolution, Vietnam must promote its business environment and the national competitiveness in accordance with global standards as well as policy-makers must make policies in line with international practice. Vietnamese government has targeted to achieve average rank by 2020 or the country would be able to … [Read more...] about Vietnam ranks 47th of 127 nations in GII
Industrial revolutions are momentous events. By most reckonings, there have been only three. The first was triggered in the 1700s by the commercial steam engine and the mechanical loom. The harnessing of electricity and mass production sparked the second, around the start of the 20th century. The computer set the third in motion after World War II. It may seem too soon to proclaim that the fourth industrial revolution, spurred by interconnected digital technology, is upon us, but Mr. Henning Kagermann, Head of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering, did exactly that in 2011, when he used the term Industry 4.0 to describe a proposed government-sponsored industrial initiative. After missing the first three, Vietnam is now hoping to tap into the fourth revolution, though this requires action and not just words. Boundless prospects It’s not by chance that Industry 4.0 is mentioned often in State documents and speeches by government officials. The topic even … [Read more...] about VN tries to harness the change brought about by Industry 4.0.
(VOVworld) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc welcomed investors to investment promotion conference in Thai Binh province on Saturday, expressing his pleasure over the optimistic signs of Vietnam’s agriculture sector. He stressed on farmers’ trust in the government’s determination to develop agriculture: “We need to apply the new thinking in agriculture. This is very important. And we need the advanced thinking of the 4th industrial revolution to move Vietnam’s agriculture and rural areas forward.” The Prime Minister said the current reform should be based on creativity, liberation and utilization of the private sector in all stages of the agricultural production value chain. In the current market economy, each locality needs to uphold the role of businesses, which a decisive factor for rural development. Mr. Phuc also called on Thai Binh to take the lead in developing smart, organic, and clean agriculture and industry and services for … [Read more...] about Prime Minister attends investment promotion conference in Thai Binh