Agricultural management systems and technologies

Agricultural engineering services and equipment

Wet rice farming increases greenhouse emissions: expert

Methods of farming wet rice in Southeast Asia have resulted in a vast increase in greenhouse gas emissions, posting a major climate change challenge for the agricultural sector in the region. Of all 10 countries in Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia take the top spots, ...

Mekong farmers use iPads to learn about ’smart’ agriculture

Authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap have taken measures to bring farmers closer to smart agriculture at a time when they are struggling to find buyers for their produce. Le Minh Hoan, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, said the province was among ...

Mekong Delta farmers embrace new technology

Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces are making efforts to develop digital farming, enabling farmers to use technologies to take care of their farms remotely. Since 70 per cent of the delta’s population works in the agricultural sector, it is an ideal place to develop new ...

Mekong Delta looks to high-quality agriculture

Provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta have set to develop  high-quality agriculture combined with eco-tourism, services and industry as their ambitious targets this year. Located in a key economic region, with advantages in tourism, aquaculture and rice production, Kien Giang province, for instance, achieved ...

Activists brace for new war on agri-chemicals

THE CALLS for a ban on the use of paraquat and two other farm chemicals seen as dangerous are growing louder again, as a government-appointed panel is set to discuss the issue at its first meeting tomorrow. Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha set up the panel ...

Tackling drug resistance on Asian farms with apps and a dictionary

In his first 12 years working as a vet in Bangladesh, Bikash Chandra Saha routinely prescribed antibiotics. Then he learned of the devastating impact of antimicrobial resistance on human health – and it revolutionized his treatment choices. The growing resistance of deadly diseases to antimicrobial drugs ...

Mekong Delta turns to tech to fight climate change

Experts have urged authorities in the Mekong Delta region to use cutting-edge technologies to restructure the agricultural sector in the face of climate change. Keep reading ...

Markets called key to hi-tech agriculture

Markets play a key role in the success of high-tech agriculture in the Mekong Delta, as explained during a seminar on high-tech solutions for agriculture in the Mekong Delta held in Can Tho City on July 13. Keep reading ...

Farming in transition: How smallholder farms in the Mekong could thrive amid a changing landscape

Much of a smallholder farmer’s resources are already found in the farm. The key is knowing how to efficiently use and recycle these resources so that nothing is ever wasted and that everything goes back into the system. Farmers in the Mekong are getting help ...

Mekong forum highlights technology application in agro-aquaculture

A forum discussing ways to enhance application of technologies in agriculture and aquaculture production take place in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on May 25. The Mekong 2018 Forum was jointly organised by the Department of Technology Application and Development of the Ministry of ...

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