December 8th, the second meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture of Central Asian countries, jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Kazakhstan, was held by video.
The meeting focused on the opportunities and challenges facing digital agriculture. Regional countries have shown strong interest in developing and implementing agricultural digital strategies.
According to the official website of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the topics of the meeting include: raising the importance of digital agriculture in the region and building consensus on the meaning of relevant terms; sharing innovative practices and lessons learned in the field of digital agriculture; and studying the development and wide application of digital solutions for agriculture in Central Asian countries.
Priorities; reach consensus on the requirements for designing and implementing digital agriculture development strategies; identify digital agricultural solutions that can be prioritized in a short time.
Rahmanen, Assistant Director of Europe and Central Asia Affairs of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, pointed out at the meeting that stable information technology will be widely used in agriculture in the next 20 years.
Digital agriculture can not only promote economic recovery, but also improve the quality of economic development, especially to help small-scale household-scale agribusiness improve the quality of production.
In his speech, Omarov, Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, pointed out that the purpose of promoting the digitalization of agriculture is to maximize the profits of relevant enterprises by improving the efficiency of agricultural labor production, and then increasing the contribution of agriculture to the national economy.