Vingroup Innovation Foundation sponsored INNSA project to develop a Smart and Innovative Agricultural Platform for sustainable coffee value chain in Vietnam

  • 24-12-2021
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  • Lê Anh Mai Hân
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INNSA Project (Innovative and Smart Agriculture Platform: A Digital Transformation and High Technology Integration for improved Coffee Value Chain and Supply Chain in Vietnam) (Code: VINIF.2021.DA00047) sponsored by Vingroup Innovation Fund (VinIF) will be led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Duy, Institute of Biotechnology and Environment, Nha Trang University.

Vingroup Innovation Foundation sponsored INNSA project to develop a Smart and Innovative Agricultural Platform for sustainable coffee value chain in Vietnam

The INNSA project aims to develop an innovative and smart agricultural platform for the sustainable coffee value chain, with a focus on enhancing quality and added value for key elements of the coffee supply chain in Vietnam. The project is developed on the basis of digital transformation and smart agricultural technologies: Smart devices and Internet of Things (IoT), Big data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain and traceability technology, Sustainable design & manufacturing. Such technologies aim to address sustainability-related issues, in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

INNSA project members have experience in the fields of interdisciplinary and international cooperation, especially in the close connection between universities and businesses. The motivation of the INNSA project is to take the Vietnam's coffee industry to a next level, to be recognized for its value, brand and sustainability, directly contributing to the ambition to develop Industry 4.0 in Vietnam in general as well as smart and sustainable agriculture in particular.

The project will create the INNSA platform, an infrastructure in the digital economic space of Vietnam's agriculture, starting with coffee and then gradually integrating other crops and livestock. The INNSA platform will have at least five main modules/ functions: one management and digitalization module for the coffee value chain and supply chain in Vietnam, one intergrated module for the traceability technology system, one module to apply artificial intelligence (AI) for supporting decision function on farming and caring of coffee trees, one portal to introduce INNSA platform, and one online exchange of products related to coffee. In addition, the project also trains PhD students and master’s students in the fields of Biotechnology, Agriculture and Information Technology, as well as publishing papers in Q1 prestigious international journals.

The project will be implemented for a period of three years, starting from December 2021. During the first year, the project starts to investigate, conduct field surveys, develop management systems and related databases, as well as install IoT packages at coffee farms and standard storage spaces of coffee. In the second year, the project focuses on big data analysis and processing with AI application for the INNSA platform to support the decision function of farming and caring of coffee trees, and at the same time developing a number of value-added products for the value chain and production chain of coffee. In the third year, the project will integrate and perfect the data system and develop applications of the INNSA platform.

Sincere thanks to the Vingroup Innovation Fund for the funding as well as the cooperation and support of all partners participating in the project. Join us in digital transformation for Vietnamese agriculture.

 

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