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Vietnam and Korea Join Forces To Develop Smart Farms

Vietnam Smart Farm

The Korea-Vietnam smart farm, which spans over 1.2 hectares, is situated within the Vietnam Academy of Agriculture as reported by Vietnam Plus. Crop output has increased while human resources have been conserved by modern technologies. All machinery and equipment for the Korea-Vietnam smart farm were shipped from the RoK when development on it started in December 2021.

Smart farming is an emerging trend in Vietnam, and the government has made efforts to support the adoption of these technologies by farmers. For example, the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has launched several initiatives to promote the use of smart farming techniques, including training programs and funding for research and development. In addition, private companies are also exploring opportunities in the smart farming market in Vietnam, with a number of start-ups and technology firms offering products and services that can help farmers to use digital technologies to improve their operations.

Farming is an important part of Vietnam’s economy and is a major source of employment and income for many people in the country. Vietnam is a major producer of rice, coffee, and other agricultural products, and the country’s farming sector has undergone significant changes in recent years.

In the past, farming in Vietnam was characterized by small-scale, subsistence agriculture, with most farmers producing food for their own consumption and selling any surplus in local markets. However, in recent decades, the country has undergone rapid economic development and there has been a shift towards more commercial, market-oriented farming. This has led to an increase in the use of modern technologies and techniques, such as mechanization, irrigation, and fertilizers, which have helped to increase crop yields and improve efficiency.

However, farming in Vietnam still faces a number of challenges. The country is vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods and droughts, which can have a significant impact on agricultural production. In addition, the farming sector is facing increasing competition from imports, as well as rising production costs due to factors such as higher labor and land costs. Despite these challenges, the government of Vietnam has made efforts to support the farming sector, including through initiatives to promote research and development and to improve access to credit and other forms of financing.

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