The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Plant Protection Department and the An Giang Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development piloted an app that helps farmers to identify rice pests and diseases through their smart phones.
The app, which uses artificial intelligence and online interaction between experts and users, is the first digital technology adopted in Vietnam to enhance pest management.
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