The International Collaborative Training Program : Climate Smart Agriculture: Smart Farming Practices Online Workshop
The Center of Excellence for Ecoinformatics, Walailak University, in collaboration with the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for STEM Education (SEAMEO STEM-ED) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), co-hosted an international training program on Smart Agriculture for Climate Change under the topic “Climate Smart Agriculture: Smart Farming Practices Online Workshop.” between 6-24 September 2021 (2564 B.E.). There were 70 participants from 8 different countries including China, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand joining an online course run at WU and Siam Ruby Pomelo orchard, Nakhon Si Thammarat.
According to Associate Professor Dr. Krisanadej Jaroensutasinee, Head of the research institute, climate change affects agricultural crop production. Thus, smart agriculture is a vital goal of 21st-century farming. Farmers can reduce costs and control the crop’s quality if they apply technology that can accurately collect data and use the proper techniques for making decisions with the correct information. As a result, they can improve the product’s required standard. This training’s goal is to transfer the knowledge and experience of Thailand’s smart agriculture to the participants, respond to the challenge caused by climate change, bolster cooperating in adaptation to climate change in the agricultural sector, promote and develop agriculture effectively, and prepare for food security. The participants are expected to apply the knowledge gained to modern farming practices, to utilize technology, and to develop agricultural systems in their own country effectively for the purpose of improving agricultural products and better quality of life.
The Center of Excellence for Ecoinformatics that excels in weather information and soil used for smart farming, organized the workshop to provide and to share knowledge on various topics, such as applying agricultural innovations to prepare for climate change, using technology to manage the farmland, applying weather forecasts in cultivation, learning about the effects of the weather, applying technology in weather forecasting and warning systems, reducing the risk of inclement weather, applying sensor technology and IoT (Internet of Things).
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