Challenges of technology implementation in Vietnamese agriculture
The technology is helping to unlock the potential of agriculture, but its implementation in Vietnam still faces challenges in terms of machinery and manpower.
September 8 “The development trend towards high-quality and sustainable technologies is a priority for every country,” affirmed Deputy Minister for Planning and Investment Tran Duy Dong at the Ireland-Vietnamese Conference on Agricultural Relations 4.0.
According to the Deputy Minister, despite significant achievements, Vietnam’s agricultural industry still faces many challenges and challenges on the way to efficient and sustainable agriculture. In addition to the challenges of breeding, imported livestock and an unsustainable consumer market, Mr. Dong pointed to two technological challenges.
“First, mechanization of agricultural production is the main solution to improve productivity, but mechanized industry supporting agriculture in Vietnam is still limited,” he said. At present, the machinery industry in Vietnam is still in its infancy and does not meet the market demand, so most of the company’s machinery and equipment have to be imported.
Another challenge is the workforce. According to the deputy minister, the human resources of the agricultural sector are not trained in technology and technical development. Although there is a lot of work in the countryside, the industrial discipline is not high and requires a lot of study time.
Irish agriculture is now a world leader and plays an important role in the country’s economy. According to Deputy Minister Dong, one of the reasons for this success is Ireland’s use of high technology to increase competitiveness.
“Vietnamese agriculture still has a lot of room for development. Therefore, it is important for Vietnam to learn from Ireland’s experience and switch to high-tech agriculture in the near future,” he said.
Martin Hayden, Secretary of State at Ireland’s Department for Agriculture, Food and Marine said that as part of the 10-year strategy for developing the agricultural sector, Ireland plans to become the world’s leading food supplier. “To achieve this, it is important to invest in research and innovation. This is a key priority for Ireland,” said Mr Hayden.
Clodagh Kavanagh, CEO of agricultural machinery company AB Machinery, assessed that the development of Agriculture 4.0 in Vietnam will “end the dependence on water, artificial fertilizers and pesticides”. In depth.” Instead, farmers are using data, technology like GPS, moisture sensors… to tackle traditional farming challenges, Mr Cavanagh said.
“Advanced equipment and proper farming systems will enable farms to be more profitable, efficient, safer and greener. This will require the joint efforts of government, investors and advanced farming technologies,” he said.