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Workshop seeks to help farmers in smart agriculture

 A workshop was held in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang to help farmers with the application of smart agriculture.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Tien Chau said the workshop is a practical activity that looks to restructuring the agriculture sector towards sustainable development; the construction of new rural areas; and the prioritisation of investment in seafood, fruits and vegetables, rice, and high-tech agriculture.

It also aims to seek ways to help Hau Giang transform from agrochemical to organic and smart agriculture, as well as help farmers and businesses alter their mindsets to save production costs and increase the quality of products.

In 2019, Hau Giang will continue promoting green economy and smart agriculture, Chau said, adding that the province will support scientists, institutes, universities, and businesses in the field.

Associate Professor, PhD Nguyen Duy Can from the Faculty of Rural Development of Can Tho University, said Hau Giang has the potential to apply high technology in multiple sectors such as rice production, basa fish breeding, and the combined cultivation of aquaculture and flowers or vegetables.

Participants also discussed the development of agriculture models in association with tourism, as well as how to strengthen connectivity between farmers, businesses, scientists, managers, and bankers.