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Xingguo Agricultural Seminar Sharing the experience of the father of Taiwan Plant Factory

Latest update: 2018/11/27 19:04 (Central News Agency reporter Huang Ziqiang, Singapore 27th) The Singapore Digital Agriculture Symposium was launched today. Professor Fang Wei, who is known as the “Father of the Taiwan Plant Factory”, shared his experience at the meeting, stressing that global agriculture is now facing severe challenges. Plant factories can Become a reliable source of food security. The “Sustainable Food Digital Agriculture Innovation Management Seminar” co-sponsored by the International Association of Agricultural Sustainability (IAAS), Singapore Management University (SMU) and the Asia-Pacific Agricultural Research Institutions Alliance (APAARI) was held in Singapore on the 27th, inviting the United States, Taiwan, Experts, scholars and venture capitalists from all walks of the agricultural value chain attended the meeting in India and Thailand. Fang Wei, a professor of the Department of Electromechanical Engineering at the University of Taiwan, shared the future of the smart plant factory model. He said that the challenges facing global agriculture at this stage are very demanding, and plant factories will become a reliable source of food security. He believes that plant factories have a wide range of applications and can be combined with various fields to develop and have a promising future. However, the key to the sustainable development of plant factory industrialization is research and development, technology application, technical operation and product marketing. Fang Wei pointed out that Taiwan has been developing plant factories for 8...

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Status of ASTI Indo-Pacific Survey

Discussions between ASTI and the DG and staff of the Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), Phnom Penh. As of November 2018, 4 of the 10 countries (Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, PNG, Thailand and Vietnam) in which ACIAR-supported ASTI activities are taking place, have completed data collection. Preparations are currently underway to process, analyze and develop a series of research publications from the data. PNG was the first country in the region to submit a complete set of survey forms, followed by Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao PDR. Other countries have made considerable progress as well and are likely to complete data collection activities by January 2019. In each country, survey activities are coordinated by dedicated focal points from main agricultural agencies. They play a key role in mobilizing survey respondents, distributing survey forms, ensuring timely submissions, following up on important data inconsistencies and omissions, and submitting data back to ASTI. ASTI (APAARI and IFPRI) project staff then process the data and merge it with historical datasets before co-authoring a series of country reports with the focal points describing the key trends, challenges, and policy implications emerging from the data. In addition to these country reports, all national-level data will be made available on interactive country pages, benchmarking, and data download tools on the ASTI website: www.asti.cgiar.org. These research outputs, once completed, are very useful...

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Fourth International Conference on Creativity and Innovations at (for/from/with) Grassroots

The ICCIG brings research, policy and institutional learnings at a common platform to pool the insights from the ground and global playfields of ideas, institutions and initiatives. As in the past, the conference will cover six major themes of innovations for/from grassroots: Educational, Cultural, Technological, Institutional, Incubation, Entrepreneurship and Public policy. There will be two special sessions on the Golden Triangle linking Innovation, Investment and Enterprise and Public policy for inclusive development. Download HERE for more information of visit their...

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The “MAD” Conference, Managing Agriculture Digitally – Innovations for Sustainable Food

The International Association for Agricultural Sustainability (IAAS) and the Singapore Management University Lee Kong Chian School of Business (SMU-LKCSB) welcome leading entrepreneurs, academics, and industry stakeholders to explore how innovative business models and digital technologies are supporting sustainable food in ASEAN. Download the brochure...

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Transforming Food and Agriculture through ICT

The E-agriculture Solutions Forum 2018, held from 15-17 November 2018 in Nanjing, China has entered the annals of history as participants were empowered with new knowledge and experiences to advance agricultural development through the use of ICTs. For four days participants cross pollinated best practices and experiences in implementing ICT solutions to improve food production, quality and livelihoods in a more sustainable way. Organized by the FAO and partners, participants were drawn from Asia Pacific and beyond with an interest in improving policies and processes in the use of ICT to support agriculture and rural development while improving livelihoods. The knowledge sharing event was built around interactive activities and presentations from private organizations and related Ministries; from starters in e-agriculture strategy to those with top notch technologies in place already. The forum was provided a platform for networking and building...

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