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Thailand’s Agriculture is changing for the better with the Arrival Of New Technologies

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Thailand's Agriculture is changing for the better with the Arrival Of New Technologies

Thailand is a country where the primary sector is agriculture, with 40% of the population working in the primary industry.

It is one of the world’s leading rice exporters and a major producer of sugar cane, cassava, pineapple and palm oil.

Thailand is, therefore, one of the most powerful Asian countries in the agricultural sector because it is a producer and exporter of basic foodstuffs.

Moreover, although agricultural activity accounts for only 8.3% of the country’s GDP, the reality is different because the problem lies in production methods. This is why Thailand is implementing a long-term “Thailand 4.0” project.

The disproportion between the number of active people and income in the agricultural sector is because farmers have low productivity and low income.

They are still farming with traditional methods but are beginning to change and implement new technologies.

Technology is here to stay in the country. Today, many Thais can use the Internet to do their daily tasks. In addition, they can also distract themselves in the virtual world.

They can connect with players from all over the world and spend long hours while, at the same time, they can broadcast it through streaming platforms.

At the same time, the more classic ones can enjoy online casinos, known in Thai as คาสิโนออนไลน์, legal and safe. They offer a wide variety of games from classic to cultural alternatives.

When it comes to playing with real money, withdrawal can be requested in different methods such as Visa or E-Wallet.

What is the Thailand 4.0 plan in the agricultural sector?

Thinking of the technology process, this project has a plan designed to be fulfilled in 20 years, so it is long-term.

Implementing new technologies is challenging, especially because Thailand needs foreign resources from foreign countries seeking to produce on their land.

The aim is to implement technologies that help to achieve more efficient cultivation, increasing the yield of the agricultural sector.

Achieving better yields means implementing the help of technological advances in the sector.

That is to make use of new techniques and machinery that help optimize water consumption, fertilizers and chemicals used to reduce harvesting time.

Also, the Thailand 4.0 agricultural plan has an ecological part because with the new technologies to be implemented, less damage would be done to the soil, reducing the harmful effects of all the fertilizers used in agriculture.

What implementations would be carried out in the Thailand 4.0 project?

In this project, several agents would benefit from new technologies. For it is a project that aims to revolutionize the entire agricultural sector of the country, not just a small part of it.

So, the changes would be for the different types of crops and farmers who harvest in the region because all these farmers are in different situations and need other solutions.

On the one hand, traditional farmers in these 20 years would see the following techniques and technological improvements implemented:

automatic or semi-automatic irrigation systems, fertilization systems, N-K-P sensors, weather forecasting software, agricultural machinery and yield processing services.

Then, fruit and vegetable products at the end of the project would use the following technologies: plant stress monitoring sensors, humidity sensors, climate control systems, and ripening sensors.

In greenhouses, having this technology is crucial to optimize resources and the greenhouse climate.

As for new-generation agriculture, the Thailand 4.0 project would bring the following: tropical climate greenhouses, water sensors, fertilizers, pesticides, temperature and lighting. To control the entire process to be as optimal as possible.

Finally, intelligent and precision agriculture would be created based on sensor systems and large-area management technology.

In addition, to improve logistics to achieve efficient export to foreign countries.

A plan that will revolutionize the agricultural sector, raising its GDP and also creating new jobs.

Future of agriculture in Thailand

With the 4.0 agricultural plan, they would abandon their traditional methods to optimize resources thanks to technologies that help to measure the different parameters in crops.

However, they need the help of third parties because, in reality, foreign companies are the ones who choose Thailand as their producing country. For example, there are Spanish companies interested in growing crops there.

For this reason, the aid given by governments in R&D&I development is essential, such as that of the Center for the Development of Industrial Technology or the European H2020 Program.

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