Currently, the unreasonable use of fertilizers and pesticides in cultivation along with the uncontrolled discharge of waste in livestock are causing rapid and serious deterioration of the environment in rural areas. Concerned with the situation of dirty vegetables and fruits of unknown origin spreading to the market and a crisis of consumer confidence in the fruit and vegetable production industry in Vietnam, 2014, Assoc. Dr. Mai Quang Vinh - Deputy Director, Director of the Center for Precision Agriculture, Institute of Technology Development and Education, Vietnam Association of Science and Technology established and became the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Agriculture Communication Joint Stock Company. media (AgriMedia JSC.). Agrimedia has been leading the way in research and application of iMetos smart weather technology to help transparently manage the entire production and supply process of safe vegetables according to GAP standards. With real-time monitoring function of 8 environmental weather parameters; With software, applications and portals evietgap.com and igap.com.vn, the iMetos smart weather station helps optimize agricultural production, reduce pesticides, and save up to 80% of irrigation water. , 30% of agricultural supplies and help with product traceability.

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The farm uses the smart weather technology application - iMetos

During their journey, Agrimedia and Assoc. Dr. Mai Quang Vinh faced many difficulties such as incomplete technology, low-quality similar products, floating fakes, unconfirmed brand names in the market, Agrimedia's team itself also lacked the necessary skills. necessary to operate and grow the business. With support from VCIC, Assoc. Dr. Mai Quang Vinh and Agrimedia perfected the technology, produced the smart weather station iMetos 3.3 AG, and put it into use at Chuc Son Clean Vegetable Cooperative, Chuong My, Hanoi. Up to now, the cooperative's clean vegetables meeting VietGap standards have been present at supermarkets such as BigC, T-mart, high-class restaurants, and the collective kitchens of large hospitals. Daily vegetable production increased from 300-500 kg/day to 2-5 tons/day. The selling price of many types of clean vegetables increased 2-3 times, increasing the income of members many times compared to the time when new technology was not applied. This model has been replicated in 4 cooperatives in Ha Tinh province and is expected to be applied in 5 cooperatives and enterprises cultivating rice, oranges, pomelo and shrimp according to VietGap and Organic standards. .

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited Agrimedia's booth at the Innovation Showcase in Australia

In addition, AgriMedia has tested and successfully built 57 iMetos Smart Weather Stations in 15 provinces and 3 Asean countries (Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia). Through SMS service, the Website transmits weather information, natural disasters, epidemics and updated market prices to all 63 provinces and cities of Vietnam with an average of 15 million messages per day. It is expected that by 2020, Agrimedia will build with about 1,000 automatic stations throughout the territory of Vietnam.

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Application model of smart weather technology iMetos

*Agrimedia is the first enterprise licensed to operate hydrometeorological forecasting and warning in Vietnam under Decision No. 01/2017/QD-BTNMT of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

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Application model of smart weather technology iMetos

* In March 2018, the project's results were selected by the Ministry of Science and Technology to be successfully demonstrated and shared at the Innovation Showcase event within the framework of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc's official visit to Australia.

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Mr. Mai Quang Vinh Chairman of the Board of Directors of Agricultural Communication Multimedia Joint Stock Company

 

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