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NARO-FFTC International Symposium 2021 "Data-Driven Agriculture in the Asian and Pacific Region -To ensure productivity and sustainability"



Fri, September 3, 2021


11:00 am to 16:50 pm (Japan Time)


Online Streaming via Video System
(URL provided to registered participants only)


To "leave no one behind" from sustainable development, there is a need to improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers in the Asian and Pacific region by accelerating the transition from labor-intensive to data-driven agriculture. The rapid advancement of digital technologies into agriculture is expected to transform the entire food value chain and construct an optimal production system that can improve productivity and reduce negative environmental impact. To this end, countries in the Asian and Pacific region need to share and exchange information on smart agricultural technology development which they are working on to foster a shared awareness of the latest technologies and then explore ways to strengthen linkages and collaboration.
This symposium presents a wide range of ICTs in agriculture, from R&D results to practical techniques. The discussion will be conducted on measures for regional cooperation considering the characteristics in the Asia Monsoon region and on standardizations of the technology focusing on the next-generation environmental sensing, the utilization of artificial intelligence, and the construction of a data platform. It also discusses the challenges for balancing productivity and sustainability based on smart agricultural technologies.
The symposium also aims to build a platform in the Asian and Pacific region for smart agriculture technology development and further accelerate Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Tentative Time Table

Japan Time Time (GMT + 8)
10:30 - 11:00 9:30 - 10:00 Registration
11:00 - 11:10 10:00 - 10:10 Opening
  • Dr. KYUMA Kazuo, President, NARO
  • Dr. Su-San Chang, Director, FFTC
11:10 - 11:40
10 min Q&A)
10:10 - 10:40
10 min Q&A)
Prof. KONDO Naoshi, Kyoto University, Japan
11:40 - 12:10
10 min Q&A)
10:40 - 11:10
10 min Q&A)
Prof. Ming-Der Yang, Department of Civil Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
"Applications of AI on UAV images to precision agriculture"
Session 1 : Application of Next-Generation Technologies for Environmental Sensing
12:10 - 12:55
Video 1
11:10 - 11:55
Video 1
Prof. Armando N. Espino, Jr., College of Engineering, Central Luzon State University (CLSU), Philippines
"Increasing water use efficiently through automation of irrigation systems"
Prof. Khwantri Saengprachatanarug, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
"UAV imagery application for agriculture in Thailand"
Mr. Tai-An Chen, Ling Chen Technology Co Ltd.,Taiwan
"IoT sensors application experience sharing"
12:55 - 13:20 11:55 - 12:20 Q&A and Discussion
13:20 - 14:00 12:20 - 13:00 Break
Session 2 : Application of Artificial Intelligence for Agriculture
14:00 - 14:45
Video 2
13:00 - 13:45
Video 2
Prof. Yan-Fu Kuo, Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
"Identifying tomato diseases and pests using intelligent machine vision"
Dr. KISHI Shigeki, Probabilistic Modeling Unit, AI Research Promotion Office, RCAIT, Core Technology Research Headquarters, NARO, Japan
Dr. Baba Barus, Faculty of Agriculture, IPB University, Indonesia
"Experience in the development of Agricultural Crop Fertilizer Recommendation Location based through Apps Sipindo"
14:45 - 15:10 13:45 - 14:10 Q&A and Discussion
15:10 - 15:20 14:10 - 14:20 Break
Session 3 : Construction and Practical Use of Data Platform
15:20 - 16:05
Video 3
14:20 - 15:05
Video 3
Mr. Sanghun Lee, CEO, Agro Solution Korea Co. Ltd, Korea
"Agricultural Products Production and Distribution Information Management System using Mobile Technology"
Dr. KAWAMURA Takahiro, WAGRI Promotion Office, RCAIT, Core Technology Research Headquarters, NARO, Japan
Ms. Astri Purnamasari, Director of Corporate Affairs, PT Tani Hub Indonesia, Indonesia
"Accelerating Indonesia's Agriculture Through Technology and Innovations"
16:05 - 16:30 15:05 - 15:30 Q&A and Discussion
Wrap Up
16:30 - 16:45 15:30 - 15:45 Conclusion and Suggestion
Dr. KATSUTA Masumi, Vice President, NARO
16:45 - 16:50 15:45 - 15:50 Closing Remarks
Dr. Tomonari Watanabe, Deputy Director, FFTC


Please register using the NARO symposium Online registration form here.

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Registration deadline

Tue, August 31, 2021



Contact Information

International Relations Section, Department of Research Management,
Strategic Planning Headquarters, NARO HQs
TEL +81 29 838 7944