Agricultural digital transformation int’l forum to take place next week

The Vietnam Agricultural Digital Transformation International Forum 2021 will take place on September 16, providing a platform for discussions on pressing issues and strategies of Vietnam’s agriculture within the region and the world at large, heard a virtual press conference on September 10.

It will be co-held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Vietnam Digital Agriculture Association (VIDA), and online newspaper VnExpress under the theme “Keeping up with market trends, ensuring the pivotal role of the economy during and after thd COVID-19 pandemic,” expecting to attract more than 1,000 delegates.

The forum will also facilitate policy dialogue between the government and the private sector and other stakeholders.

The AgriTech Expo 2021 will also be held via livestreaming and video teleconference within its framework.

The plenary session will include a discussion on several topics, namely difficulties and advantages for digital transformation in Vietnam; disruption of supply chains in Vietnamese localities: current situation and solutions; opportunities for Vietnam's agriculture to make breakthroughs; strategic directions to develop agriculture in a new context; and solutions and resources for Vietnam's digital agriculture: what agribusinesses must do to develop sustainably in a volatile and risky market.

Assoc. Prof. Tran Dang Xuan, a lecturer from Japan’s Hiroshima University, is scheduled to deliver a speech on applying Japanese advanced technology and experience in agricultural digital transformation in Vietnam. Agricultural experts from Israel and the Netherlands will also talk on their countries’ experience in the field.