Hanoi project uses the latest information technology solutions from Japan under a new agriculture model.
FPT and Fujitsu have announced the official completion of their FPT-Fujitsu Akisai Farm and Vegetable Factory project, which applies cloud computing technology with the aim of developing a smart agricultural model in Vietnam.
This is the initial step within a framework of cooperative projects in smart agriculture signed by the two corporations at the end of 2014. The project is also the first time an information technology solution in agriculture from Japan has been applied in Vietnam.
With an area of over 400 sq m in Gia Lam district, Hanoi, the project will introduce new business models from Fujitsu and the application of its modern technology, knowledge, and experience in Vietnam’s agricultural sector.
There are two models involved - a greenhouse and a vegetable area trialing the introduction of high-value vegetables. Information and images about the environment and the growing area are monitored and managed not only in Vietnam but also in Japan, through online information technology systems.
A representative from FPT told VET that the group and Fujitsu will use the project as a location to promote smart agriculture co-creation activities, involving the Vietnamese Government and companies from a variety of industries, and to contribute to the further development of Vietnam’s agriculture sector.
The group is Vietnam’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) company, with more than 25,000 employees in 19 countries worldwide. After 27 years of operations it has provided IT infrastructure that has contributed to the success of most of the country’s key economic and social sectors, such as public services, banking and finance, telecommunications, transportation, healthcare, and education.
Fujitsu is Japan’s leading ICT company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries.