In June 2017, QTSC coordinated with Global CyberSoft, 5D Agri Solutions and SaigonTech to implement Agriculture Center of Excellence at Lot 13, Quang Trung Software City. This is an area dedicated to research and apply new technologies in agriculture such as Internet-of-Things, Cloud Computing, Big Data, etc., thus providing the farmers possibilities to increase the productivity and resource efficiency.
Agriculture Center of Excellence at Lot 13, Quang Trung Software City
The Agriculture Center of Excellence has experimented greenhouse farming processes for melon and hydroponic vegetable; organic farming process with automatic outdoor irrigation system and especially container gardening – a new concept in Vietnam.
In the container gardening zone, QTSC as well as partners are applying cold-tolerant plants and others which are inconsistent with hot and humid climate in Ho Chi Minh City. When seedlings are put into the container, fresh vegetable farming system is automatically started and suitably adjusted to each stage of plant growth: irrigation, illumination by led-light system, nutrients providing and air conditioning. In addition, the whole plant growth process can be followed through cameras installed in the container. Thanks to this application, only three steps are taken by human: opening the container to put seedlings into, activating the automatic system by a smartphone or computer and again opening the container to harvest.
The Agriculture Center of Excellence is creating much more opportunities for Vietnam IT companies to develop new agricultural applications in particular and contributing to the development of Vietnam agriculture with safe products in general.