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IT can help climate change adaptation

Update: October, 01/2014 - 10:09
The Delta was an important source of rice for the country and using high-tech agriculture was needed to maintain quality of exports as well as local products.— Photo canthotv

KIEN GIANG (VNS) — Scientists and government officials yesterday discussed how to apply IT in sustainable agriculture and fishery development to adapt to climate change during a seminar held yesterday on Phu Quoc Island.

Scientists shared expertise on applying IT to weather forecasting systems and using GIS (geographic information system) to determine areas vulnerable to climate change and disaster alerts in the Mekong Delta region.

Professor Le Quang Tri, director of the Research Institute for Climate Change under Can Tho University, said the Delta was an important source of rice for the country and using high-tech agriculture was needed to maintain quality of exports as well as local products.

He said new cultivation systems and strains that can adapt to the condition of climate change were needed.

Besides IT, the seminar also focused on environmental technology, biotechnology and other fields. — VNS

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