'Agritechnica Asia & Horti Asia Regional Summit: Smart Production for Sustainable Food Systems' is to be held as a hybrid event. It is organized by VNU Asia Pacific and DLG (German Agricultural Society) and co-hosted by the Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, and will take place online at DLG Connect, the platform for the global agricultural community, and in-person in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, on 16 and 17 November 2021.
Plant production is a vital part of many sustainable food systems. At the same time, food systems have to protect natural resources, contribute to improving the livelihood of stakeholders, and strengthen communities at all levels. In order to cover all these challenges at once, and to ensure sustainable food production by Thai farmers, more innovative methods and smart solutions are needed. The Agritechnica Asia & Horti Asia Regional Summit offers farmers and farming specialists from Thailand and South East Asia not only innovative farming systems and a wide range of solutions for improving crop production but also access to a worldwide network of international companies.
Under the guiding theme 'Smart production for sustainable food systems', the Regional Summit addresses the challenges of sustainable food production facing farmers from Southeast Asia and especially Thailand. Organized by DLG (German Agricultural Society) and VNU Asia Pacific, the Regional Summit takes place at the Imperial Hotel and Convention Centre Korat in Nakhon Ratchasima, the very heart of rice, cassava, and sugarcane production in Thailand. Complementing the in-person event held in Thailand, DLG’s online platform will additionally connect onsite and online international providers, experts, and attendees. The summit is officially co-hosted by the Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.
At the Agritechnica Asia & Horti Asia Regional Summit, more than 80 speakers from Thailand and worldwide will discuss topics such as efficient and sustainable sugarcane, cassava, rice, and maize production as well as precision and smart farming, plant protection, water management, and cluster farming as well as new markets such as vertical farming and bioeconomy.
Extract of topics:
- Smart Farming Solutions for Thailand: Conducted by Thai Society of Agricultural Engineering (TSAE), Digial Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), Pessl Instruments GmbH, SunSpACE Project, Agricultural Innovation Group of the Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperatives, Centre of Digital Technology & Society at Thammasat and Young Smart Farmers from Thailand
- Plant Protection - On The Way To Organic Agriculture?: Exchange between Young Smart Farmers from Thailand & Young DLG members (German Agricultural Society)
- New Market Opportunities in Crop Production: Conducted by Donau Soja Association, Lytone Enterprise, Inc., Authend Ltd., GIZ Ofiice Bangkok, and Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR)
- 1st Clusterfarm Future Conference: Officially supported by the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (Germany), conducted by the Department of Agricultural Extension (DOAE), German Thai Clusterfarm Project, German Association of Machinery Rings, German Agricultural Society (DLG), IRRI (Small Farms/ Big Fields), and Clusterfarm Managers