The fourth Smart City Forum 2021 was held on December 5th, this year focusing on the smart farming industry. Various presentations were made on smart farm project development, smart farm business promotion policy, Korean smart farm technology, digital agriculture and technology, solar power, and smart city application cases among others.
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Kuwait Chung Byung-ha welcomed the guests and said: “By hosting a series of smart city forums, we have shared Korea’s experiences in planning and building smart cities with Kuwaiti authorities and its people. This is not just a one-way sharing of our knowledge, but a two-way learning process.”
The concept of a smart farm is to provide optimized cultivating environments for various crops, which can lead to an improvement in production quality and more efficient management of resources. It should be with the application of technologies such as big data, Internet of Things (IoT), and so on. “It goes beyond the simple automation of facilities. It minimizes the role played by people and permits farmers to effectively control all aspects of growing their crops. It could be managed by mobile devices equipped with specialized applications,” stressed Chung.
“I believe the smart farm industry will continue to play a bigger role in the world as the world population grows, coupled with climate changes. Korea has developed experiences in smart farm industry based on its agricultural and ICT technology. I believe that Kuwait and Korea could be good partners in this area,” the ambassador said.
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