AgriMedia signs MoU with CABI-SEA to address climate change in Vietnam
May 23nd 2017, Hanoi, AgriMedia signs MoU with CABI-SEA(Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International) - an international not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. CABI's 48 member countries guide and influence our work which is delivered by scientific staff based in our global network of centres.
As a pioneer in M2M application in agriculture, Agricultural Multimedia Joint Stock Company (AgriMedia), which was established in 2014, aims to provide a wide range of effective agricultural solutions via agricultural information services on mobile phone and applications from the smart agricultural technologies. With 50 staffs and the broad network of leading agricultural experts in Vietnam and with advanced agricultural technologies, AgriMedia is committed to provide high-quality and timely agricultural information related to domestic and global commodity price and market, weather forecast advisory, and expertise advices on agriculture techniques, bringing benefits to farmers and agricultural enterprises in Vietnam. In fact, AgriMedia is the only private company to be given a licence by the government to provide weather forecast. AgriMedia currently works with a Japanese company to provide services using smart weather stations installed in the central agro-ecological zones of Vietnam.
From L to R- Malvika Chaudhary Regional Coordinator, Plantwise Asia, Dr. A Sivapragasam, Regional Director, CABI-SEA, Dr. Mai Quang Vin Chairman of AgriMedia INc and .Mr. To Duc Hai, CEO AgriMedia.
CABI-SEA met with CEO of AgriMedia (AM) during one of the PW stakeholder meeting and gauged AgriMedia's interest in rural advisory. AM has shown keen interest in associating with CABI-SEA, and in particular, the flagship program of CABI-Plantwise in giving value-added services to the small landholders of Vietnam. AgriMedia's specific interests are in commodity crops like Pepper and Coffee which matches with the vision of PW in Vietnam in its further engagement with pepper association as private sector engagement strategy for the country.
AgriMedia has 14 smart weather stations helps us to disseminate weather related information to our subscribed farmers. AgriMedia is aware that the global phenomenon of climate change is affecting the pest dynamics, we are seeking the help of Plantwise to help us with the ground scenario of pest and disease from key areas of the country. This will help the farmers to take action against the pest as forecasted by the change in weather in a particular area.
The very next step that has been planned under the PW program would be a content development workshop. AgriMedia plans to bring the country experts on Pepper and Coffee together to have a look at existing literature of the specific pest problem on these crops. The review material will also include Pest management Decision Guides of Plantwise.
The workshop, which will be facilitated by CABI, would help AgriMedia to validate and revise the literature with updated knowledge and convert them into short messages for dissemination through Agrimedia channels, particularly with mobile apps. “We are very happy that this material is in Vietnamese, it can be readily used through our systems to reach out farmers with pest specific information”, says To Duc Hai, the young CEO of AgriMedia. He strongly believes that business in any sector should bring benefit to the society and hence he steers his company to have strong partnership with PW in the country.
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