China Integrating IT Into Agriculture
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China will further integrate information technology into agriculture in the next 5 years to increase productivity and efficiency, according to the country’s agriculture watchdog.
The government aims to further improve intelligent management in planting, cultivation and machinery and the use of Internet of Things (IOT) will cover 17% of the agriculture sector, according to a 5-year blueprint released by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Meanwhile, China will continue to support e-Commerce growth in agriculture and rural areas, and aims to lift the share of online-retail produce volume in total agriculture output to 8% by Y 2020.
The government will build 10 pilot provinces, 100 pilot zones and 1000 pilot bases that will test the integration of information technology with the agriculture industrial chain, according to the blueprint.
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