On June 3, 2022, at Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA), the Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment (FONRE) in collaboration with Unit for Mathematical and Computer Modeling of Complex Systems (UMMISCO), an organization consisting of 7 university organizations in France, Morocco, Senegal, Cameroon and Vietnam, organized the International Conference on Smart Agriculture with the participation of scientists and PhD students from the University of Toulouse, France, the University of Colorado, USA and researchers and lecturers from the University of Water Resources, Can Tho University.
From VNUA, there were the attendance of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Bao Duong - Vice President of the University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Trong Phuong - Dean of Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, and teachers in the Faculty. The Conference was held at Conference Hall B at VNUA and also virtual via the zoom platform. The main topics presented by the authors of the UMMISCO network focuses on the application of mathematics, models, intelligence and 4.0 technology to explore issues related to agricultural production and natural resources, water and the environment in the context of current climate change.
Experts and scientists at the Conference
Opening of the Conference, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Bao Duong highly appreciated the UMMISCO members and the lecturers of the Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, who have had a long-term connection and cooperation in research, for their efforts in organizing the conference as a venue for scientists to share research results. Smart agriculture development is a mainstream trend in the world as well as in Vietnam. The government has provided enormous supports to promote high-tech agriculture, organic agriculture, and ecological urban agriculture. However, the process of agricultural and rural development is still facing many difficulties and challenges. He hoped that the conference brought experts, scientists together to propose effective solutions to arising problems.
Scientists are discussing at the Conference
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Trong Phuong - Dean of Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment at his welcome speech emphasized that the Conference took place as a meaningful event among series of activities of the Faculty to celebrate the World Environment Day, June 5, 2022 with the theme "Only one earth" towards a sustainable life, in harmony with nature, rational use of natural resources, adaptation to climate change and clean living. The conference where the speakers and scientists presented studies on modeling, environmental pollution, deep learning techniques, and the connection of things... was an opportunity for them to share experiences and new ideas in research to contribute to environmental protection and sustainable development.
Prof. Dr. Patrick Taillandier-University of Toulouse presents his research
Prof. Patrick Taillandier from the University of Toulouse, France had a very interesting presentation on the application of models and simulations for a smart agriculture with a careful analysis of factors from policy at the macro level to farmers' decisions. In addition, other presentations also focused on smart models and technologies for application in livestock waste management, detection of plant diseases, forecasting of drought in the next 5 years,10 years for adaptation measures in agricultural production. The research team from Can Tho University presented on adaptation strategies of the local people in the Mekong Delta in the context of climate change and land subsidence.
During the plenary discussion, the representative members of IRD, UMMISCO summarized the network's activities in the past year and discussed the direction of research cooperation, activities that will take place in the future, the coordination and involvement of the Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment as well as related units in the network. They proposed to develop joint academic proposals in order to promote research cooperation and exchange on the application of models in agricultural production in response to climate change.