Firms stand ready for digital transformation in agriculture

IT firms are ready to complete e-commerce platforms for farmers, unveiled Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung at a teleconference on digital transformation in agriculture and rural development held on June 18.

Businesses’ capacity and infrastructure are also qualified to bring farm produce to each household nationwide, the minister added.

He said e-commerce platforms can help connect farmers with consumers and trusted suppliers to ensure quality, origin, and competitive prices.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan said unclear market information is negatively affecting supply and demand in the sector, hence a need for data transparency.

Hoan said it is also necessary for the agricultural sector to start building a database and master it, serving information analysis and production planning.

Chu Quang Hao from the council of members of the Vietnam Post Corporation (Vietnam Post) took the occasion to talk about the selling of lychees from Bac Giang province on e-commerce platforms Voso (run by Viettel Post) and Postmart (run by VnPost). According to him, since June 1, more than 4.5 million people have purchased the fruit from these sites.

Participants from different localities said they are looking for digital transformation in a series of matters, including pest management, disaster warning, brand protection, and trade promotion./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency