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Capacity Building Workshop in the Republic of Korea

Update by Webadmin 2018-10-28 15:12:41

The ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) in cooperation with the National Information Society Agency (NIA) of the Republic of Korea hosted the capacity building workshop on “ASEAN+3 Rice Trade Outlook and IT-based Agricultural Development” during 29 May to 1 June 2018 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The objective is to enhance capacity of high-level officials related to ASEAN+3 Rice Trade (Supply and Demand) Forecast Model using EXCEL and agricultural data collection using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools and techniques (e.g. Geographic Information System: GIS, Satellite, and Drone).

There are 20 participants fromalmost all ASEAN member states. The delegates learned about the concept of ASEAN+3 Rice Trade (Forecast) Model using EXCEL, Korea’s experience for agricultural and rural development, 4th industrial revolution and agricultural R&D in Korea, Korean Smart Farm Policy and Technology, Korean experience for transforming society via ICT, and the application of ICT for agricultural data collection. They also shared and discussed how each country collects and manages agricultural information, especially rice-related data through the rice value chain using information systems. Moreover, the participants had filed trip to visit the Rural Development Administration (RDA) in Wansan-gu district, North Jeolla province and see Korea’s best practices farm (a tomato and paprika smart farm) in Buyeo county, South Chungcheong province.  

  

  

  

  

  

  

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