Vietnam: new project to apply technology in agriculture

Quang Trung Software City, which was founded in 2001, is the first and largest software park in Vietnam. Located in a total area of 43 hectares, it has been assigned to develop the Vietnam software industry and start-up community.

The ‘Smart Village’ model is the new model of Quang Trung Software City, combining village life and high-tech agricultural production. It has been piloted in a 5,000 square meter area. It is designed for farmers to live and work in the same place. The cultivation process is organic farming.  

The model will take advantage of successful projects of Quang Trung Software City, such as automated hydroponic system, tropical green house, irrigation monitor, mushroom greenhouse, and industrial microwave dryer system for agricultural production activities. The crops grown are common vegetables and flowers. Currently, between eight and 10 types of vegetables have been planted in the village.

Lam Nguyen Hai Long, director of Quang Trung Software City said this was the new trend of applying high technology in agriculture, creating a network of agricultural technologists and creating commercial products.

Quang Trung Software City director Hai Long: "We started implementing the experimental zone three years ago. We came from the countryside and witnessed farmers working hard all year-round but gaining low profits, so we came up with the idea to bring information technology into agriculture,” he said.

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