China: Highlights of the CICA Smart Ag Application and Development seminar

CICA Smart Agriculture Application and Development Seminar (Phase II) was held in the Huazhong Agricultural University of China from 18 to 19 August. 

A total of 510 teaching and research staff from institutions of higher learning, research institutes and government departments of 10 member states of CICA participated in this seminar. Participants came from Kazakhstan, Thailand, Turkey, Palestine, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, Egypt and Iraq.  

The lectures in the seminar were centering on biological big data and smart breeding, smart equipment and smart production, agricultural big data and agricultural decision model. 

Lecture summaries
In the theme lecture of “biological big data and smart breeding”, Professor Lin Li from our university emphasized the importance of smart breeding in smart agriculture, introduced the definition and utilization of biological big data, and exemplified their applications in directed breeding.

Prof Tingting Guo from Huazhong Agricultural University introduced pattern discovery, predictive modeling, and biotechnology innovations in plant breeding and genetics. She explained how plants interact with the environment and how to improve breeding strategies for crop production. She also gave detailed examples to illustrate the application of these knowledge.

Dr. Jianming Guo, founder and CEO of Beijing Aikenong Technology Co., Ltd., introduced the current situation and trends of Agriculture in China, looked into the future of smart agriculture, and shared real cases of empowering agriculture with digital tools.

Read the complete event summary here. 

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