Digital Transformation in Agriculture – Sustainable Development Solution
Digital transformation in agriculture helps economic growth
Agricultural digital transformation is applying digital technologies from production to processing, distribution, and consumption of agricultural products. Digital transformation of the agricultural industry includes basic activities such as applying modern technology in farming, linking value chains, and changing management methods.
1. Digital transformation is an important solution to help the agricultural industry develop sustainably
Agriculture is one of the most important sectors of the Vietnamese economy, accounting for about 15% of GDP and creating jobs for more than 40% of the population. However, Vietnam’s agricultural sector still has many limitations, such as low productivity, high production costs, high dependence on nature, and lack of connection between production and consumption.
Digital transformation is applying digital technology to all business activities, from production, business, and management to marketing. In agriculture, digital transformation is understood as applying digital technology to agricultural production activities, helping to improve productivity and product quality, reduce risks, and strengthen links between production and consumption. and environmental protection.
2. Purpose of digital transformation of the agricultural sector
- Improve productivity and product quality
Digital transformation helps farmers apply advanced production methods, such as organic farming, high-tech farming, etc. Thanks to that, productivity and product quality increase. Products are improved to meet the increasing needs of the market.
- Risk Reduction
Digital transformation helps farmers collect and analyze weather and climate data, etc. to predict production conditions, helping to minimize risks caused by natural disasters and epidemics.
- Strengthen the link between production and consumption
Digital transformation helps farmers connect with businesses, distributors, etc. more easily and conveniently, helping to increase product value.
- Environmental protection
Digital transformation helps farmers apply environmentally friendly production methods, such as: using organic fertilizers, and minimizing pesticide use,…
3. Some technology trends in the global agricultural industry
Digital transformation solutions in agriculture
Artificial intelligence technology:
AI technology helps farmers analyze data and make optimal production decisions.
- Automated machines that can adjust temperature, air humidity, and product cooling time flexibly based on external conditions are increasingly used by businesses. Machines using AI technology can collect data after each operating cycle and improve the accuracy of operations in subsequent operating cycles.
- Automatic machines and robots are used to perform production tasks such as cultivating land, planting seeds, spraying pesticides, and plowing.
IoT technology applications:
IoT (Internet of Things) technology helps collect and analyze data from sensor devices, helping farmers monitor the condition of crops and livestock accurately and promptly.
Blockchain technology applications:
One of the typical applications of blockchain in agriculture is traceability throughout the agricultural value chain. With this support, businesses and manufacturers can maintain a centralized data warehouse with high completeness and accuracy to provide to customers.
Some other applications such as smart contracts, quick electronic payments, etc. can also be simplified and save time on buying and selling transactions. This will be a direct bridge to connect production units with consumers without having to go through retailers or distributors.
Logsik – a provider of digital transformation solutions in agriculture
Logsik Company provides digital transformation roadmap consulting services, selling equipment and software to small and medium-sized enterprises in the agricultural sector. LogEnter management software helps synthesize data about disease history to prevent harmful agents. Besides, the software helps collect data to increase productivity and focus on producing highly profitable products.
At Logsik, there are also IoT sensor devices and QR codes to help trace product origins transparently and accurately. Digital transformation is currently an inevitable trend in Vietnam’s agricultural industry. Agricultural businesses need to quickly seize this opportunity to develop sustainably.
Modernizing farming methods by applying new technologies to farming helps farmers achieve higher productivity and efficiency. At the same time, all stakeholders in the ecosystem also enjoy benefits. Hopefully, the above information will help managers understand what digital transformation in agriculture is, and the trends in the coming years.