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FPT, Fujitsu to collaborate on IT-based agriculture

Update: February, 25/2016 - 10:23
The opening ceremony of the FPT-Fujitsu smart agriculture cooperation centre open yesterday in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Tu Anh
HA NOI  (VNS) — Cutting-edge technology will be applied in the cultivation of tomatoes and low-potassium lettuce in Viet Nam as part of an 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 yesterday, Chairman of FPT's Board of Directors Truong Gia Binh underscored that being a leading IT enterprise in Viet Nam, 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 Viet Nam, Japan and the whole world," Binh said, adding that FPT Corporation will work with relevant organisations and individuals to put smart horticulture into practice in Viet Nam.

Meanwhile, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat highlighted that applying advanced technology to farming will help Viet Nam 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, on the outskirts of Ha Noi. 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 Viet Nam but also in Japan, through online information technology systems. — VNS

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