25/02/2016 09:45 GMT+7 print

FPT, Fuijitsu join hands in IT-based agriculture cultivation

Hanoi, February 24 (VNA) – Cutting-edge technology will be applied in the cultivation of tomatoes and low-potassium lettuce in Vietnam as part of the smart agriculture collaboration between Vietnamese multinational information technology Corporation FPT and Fujitsu-a leading provider of IT products and services.

At the opening ceremony of the FPT-Fujitsu smart agriculture cooperation centre on February 24, Chairman of FPT’s Board of Directors Truong Gia Binh underscored that being a leading IT enterprise in Vietnam, FPT wants to bring state-of-the-art technologies to modernise the country’s agriculture.

“There is no border between agriculture and industry. Smart agriculture will become the symbol of farming in Vietnam, Japan and the whole world”; Binh said, adding that FPT Corporation will work with relevant organisations and individuals to put smart horticulture in practice in Vietnam.

Meanwhile, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat higlighted that applying advanced technology to farming will help Vietnam set up modern agriculture with a highly competitive capacity. He said that FPT and Fujitsu will realise the goal.

Smart agriculture has been applied with “Akisai” Cloud - the most advanced technology in agriculture launched by Fujitsu in 2012. The Akisai solution provides comprehensive support for agricultural management, including material supply, cultivation, preliminary treatment, transport and distribution.

Fujitsu will implement two production facilities including greenhouse cultivation and vegetable factory cultivation in an area of over 400 square metres in Gia Lam district. Those two models will introduce trial cultivation for high value-added vegetables, comprising medium sized tomatoes and low potassium leaf lettuce.

Information and images about the environment and the growing area are monitored and managed not only in Vietnam but also in Japan, through online information technology systems.

After the trial period, the two enterprises will work to find out the most suitable farming model to duplicate smart agriculture in Vietnam.