Application of Japanese technology: A wide path for hi-tech agriculture
Addressing at the session, President Yano of Arrowfield firstly congratulated Thao on his new position as Chairman of VNFU; then introduced his company and results of the implentation of the cooperation agreement between the two parties. Yano informed that, Arrowfiled was a company specialized in human resouce development and staffing all accross Japan; powdered and liquid fertilizer production; production materials for organic fertilizers; soil nutrients; climate change adaptation, especially saltwater intrusion. The company also produced garment bags for farm products in order to preserve their flavors and prolong their expiration dates, he added. Moreover, fertilizers produced by Arrowfield helped increase plants’ productivity and yield by 50-200%.
VNFU Chairman Thao Xuan Sung (right) exchanges words with President of Arrowfield Co., LTD., Yano Hideo. Photo by T.H.
About the cooperation with VNFU, realizing the key role of VNFU, in May 2017, the two parties came together to sign a cooperation agreement on development support for Vietnamese agriculture and farmers, said President Yano. As per agreement, VNFU and Arrowfield will join hand to popularize organic farming methods, the use of agricultural supplies, preservation technologies in farming in general, and fruit tree and flower farming in particular.
Representing VNFU, Chairman Thao Xuan Sung shared that Vietnamese agriculture was on the way towards value, quality and eco-friendliness. Thus, the demand for organic fertilizers in farming was, sooner or later, undeniable, he added.
“After the business trip to Japan taking place in last April, VNFU truly acknowledged the socio-economic growth of Japan, particularly in agriculture. Japan’s strength in agriculture is applying technology, especially hi-tech, to produce safe and high-value products” – Chairman Thao Xuan Sung stated.
At the session, the Chairman also assigned Supporting Center for Farmers and Rural Areas, and International Cooperation Department to keep in close contact with Arrowfield Vietnam in supplying, setting up exhibition models of organic fertilizers, biological products, etc. to help farmers develop hi-tech, green and clean agriculture.