VCIC to provide support worth US$75,000 to ideas on smart agriculture

The Vietnam Climate Innovation Centre (VCIC) will provide support worth US$75,000 to ideas and solutions in smart agriculture at the Vietnam International Exhibition on Machineries & Technologies of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery (Growtech 2017), being held in Hanoi from November 30 to December 2.

Israsel's booth at the expo
Israsel's booth at the expo

Co-organised by the ministries of Science and Technology, Industry and Trade, and Agriculture and Rural Development, Growtech 2017 is the first event of its kind in Vietnam.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Pham Duc Nghiem, deputy head of the National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation Development, under the Ministry of Science and Technology, said that the event is not only a chance for professionals and businessmen to exchange new technology products but will also serve as a bridge to help farmers to gain better access to high-tech products.

Growtech 2017 has attracted more than 60 companies from countries with developed agricultural sectors, such as Israel, the UK, China, Japan, South Korea, Italia, India and New Zealand, to showcase their latest equipment and technologies.

During the expo, a number of agro technologies and pieces of equipment were introduced, such as hydroponics, urban farming, irrigation solutions, greenhouses, rice planting machines and a sowing robot that received significant attention.

Under the framework of the expo, two more conferences will be held to discuss the commercialisation of technology in the agricultural sector of Vietnam and strategies to develop the processing and preservation of agricultural products.