Mitra Innovation in talks to develop agritech in Vietnam | Sunday Observer

Mitra Innovation in talks to develop agritech in Vietnam

From left: Deputy Director General International Relations Department VCCI, Nguyen Van Hai, CEO Mitra Innovation, Dr. Ashok Suppiah, Vice Executive President of the VCCI, Dr. Doan Duy Khuong, Managing Director of Mitra Innovation, Dammika Ganegama.
From left: Deputy Director General International Relations Department VCCI, Nguyen Van Hai, CEO Mitra Innovation, Dr. Ashok Suppiah, Vice Executive President of the VCCI, Dr. Doan Duy Khuong, Managing Director of Mitra Innovation, Dammika Ganegama.

British trade delegates and founders of Mitra Innovation, Dammika Ganegama, Managing Director of Mitra Innovation and Vice President Sri Lanka Australia Chamber of Commerce, and Dr. Ashok Suppiah, CEO Mitra Innovation and ex-founding member of Virtusa Corp, met with leaders of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) the Deputy Director General International Relations Department VCCI, Nguyen Van Hai and Vice Executive President of the VCCI, Dr. Doan Duy Khuong recently.

They discussed alliances between the VCCI and Mitra Innovation in the development and delivery of modern day computing technology - to assist in the improvement of urban and rural agriculture.

The novel technology concept - termed AgriTech - is aimed at employing invaluable cloud computing, internet of things, data lakes and predictive analytics to deliver real value for farmers in the management of crops, overall food security of the nation and increase crop yield.

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry promotes business alliances between countries. During the meeting with the Vice President of VCCI, Mitra Innovation founders discussed the steady improvement of trade between England, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. The VCCI will explore pathways to bringing Mitra Innovation’s ICT innovation expertise to Vietnamese farmers and agricultural industry, and will foster alliances with local Vietnamese partners.

The VCCI also expressed their willingness to invest in education, infrastructure and welfare and were seeking assistance in technologies relating to farming and agriculture.

Both parties discussed the implementation of advanced modern technologies for the further improvement of Vietnam’s agricultural industries.

Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Mitra Innovation, Ashok Suppiah said, “With the availability of modern cloud computing technologies, it is possible to create and implement intelligent farming solutions - consisting of sensors - that can help farmers by detecting and recommending early preventive action against pests in the soil, or even prevent the spread of infectious diseases in livestock by analysing samples and recommending prescriptive actions.”

Vietnam is one of the top three global coffee exporters, with tea and rubber production also being major export revenue earners to the country.

Managing Director and co-founder of Mitra Innovation, Dammika Ganegama said, “We are delighted to meet with the VCCI and are looking to share our innovative ICT knowledge with farming communities in Vietnam.

“We hope to bring AgriTech to Vietnam in a consolidated effort to improve food security to the nation, improve harvests and establish agriculture and fisheries as a major export earner to Vietnam. Mitra Innovation looks forward to working with the Government of Vietnam in the innovations and agricultural spaces,” he said. 

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