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Review of the latest AGRITECHNICA ASIA digital talks #4: Silage Production in Dairy Farming in Vietnam and Thailand

Review of the latest AGRITECHNICA ASIA digital talks #4:

Silage Production in Dairy Farming in Vietnam and Thailand

Thursday, 21 January 2021 | Time: 3-4 PM (ICT) / 9-10 AM (CET)

Corn Silage made in Vietnam

261 corn farmers and 2607 harvest workers – how does a farm look like that employs so many people for corn silage? The person in charge of Vinamilk, one of Vietnam’s largest dairy producers, answered this question openly. An impressive journey into feed production in Southeast Asia.

In the course of Agritechnica Asia, international “Expert Talks” on crop-specific topics were held daily last week. The topics of the AGRITECHNICA ASIA digital talks covered “Rice Production in Thailand and Myanmar”, “Sugar cane cultivation in Thailand and Indonesia” and also “Silage production in Vietnam and Thailand”.

To this end, DLG invited Mr. Gonen Harel as one of the speakers. He is the Director of Husbandry and Veterinary of the Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company, Vinamilk. Among other things, he is responsible for providing sufficient feed to approximately 7,000 cows. The herd is divided into smaller units of 1,000 – 1,200 animals. Feeding is based 100% on silage, which is also the standard in Vietnam for the large farms.

The company does not have its own forage growing areas and cooperates with small farmers from the region for the supply of corn for silage. And this is where the story starts to get interesting: For about 1,200 animals, 261 small farmers supply the corn. It is harvested by hand on the small plots, each plant individually. The harvest is loaded onto transport trucks and driven by tractor over the company scales to the farm area.

Dumped there, an army of workers stands ready to feed the corn, again by hand, into a small forage harvester, which is located in a large-scale silo. A job that promises neither quality nor efficiency. Different corn types, moisture and qualities coupled with long lay times and insufficient chopping quality. These deficiencies in the process chain ultimately have an impact on the performance of the herd.

However, since Mr. Harel took over the position, there have already been some changes in the right direction. His influence is only beginning to take hold where the corn is at the farm. Together with local engineers, he developed the Roto Grind Technology, a kind of standing corn chopper with a rotating hopper that can be filled by front loader – one is reminding of a feed mixer. The chopping capacity is higher and more uniform.

Afterwards, it is stored in the silo. Gonen Harel regularly has the many employees send him cell phone photos of how the work is progressing to ensure that compaction and chopping quality are working reasonably well. He also advocates the use of better cover film, which was previously only very thin and did not provide sufficient air seal. In addition, the technology for extracting the silage out of the silo for feeding is being further developed. Regular forage samples are taken in order to improve the quality of the process and ultimately the quality of the forage.

There is always potential for optimization, but at the same time Vinamilk sees itself as one of the largest employer of small farmers in the region and cannot lightly abandon this social responsibility by establishing its own large areas and large-scale technology. The key here is to maintain a balance.

You can listen to and watch this and other AGRITECHNICA ASIA digital talks by registering at www.agritechnica-asia.com/digital-connect.

Report by Dr. Klaus Erdle, Division Manager Plant Production and Field Operations DLG e.V. (German Agricultural Society)

Fig. 1: The supply by small farmers
Fig. 2: Shredding oft he delivered quantities
Fig. 3: The further development: the Roto Grinder


AGRITECHNICA ASIA & HORTI ASIA digital: New online platform for Agriculture in Southeast Asia

Successful start for the new digital platform – “Digital talks”: monthly expert panels discuss current agricultural topics in the Asian region – Online preview of the Asia Pacific Trading Summit planned in January with the support of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

(DLG). In addition to the in-person trade fairs AGRITECHNICA ASIA and HORTI ASIA, which are hosted in Bangkok,Thailand, from 27th to 29th May, 2021, the two organizers DLG (German Agricultural Society) and VNU Asia Pacific are offering exhibitors, experts and visitors a new digital platform that specifically combines the live experience of the trade fair with accompanying digital information and networking online. Virtual visitors attending “AGRITECHNICA ASIA & HORTI ASIA digital”, which was launched in October this year, are already now able to update themselves about solutions for efficient crop production in Southeast Asia as well as network directly with exhibitors. This new digital complement to the physical trade fairs allows exhibitors an optimal reach. The new digital platform will stay online until the end of May 2021.

Information, Business und Networking – all in one

A new digital platform is already proving to be a pivotal point for both knowledge gathering and networking opportunities. Wanwisa Wongkasit, Project Manager at VNU Asia Pacific, explained “With this platform, which takes place online, we can now reach as many as 30,000 relevant contacts. Thanks to our successful campaigns, 1,396 agricultural experts have already signed up to our platform, many of whom are not only important decision-makers in the Asia-Pacific region but also highly regarded opinion-leaders from large agrifood corporates, reaching many new farming contacts and experts. We can expect these new buyers either directly attending the trade fair, AGRITECHNICA ASIA and HORTI ASIA, in Bangkok in May 2021 or online, networking on the new platform.”

“The digital plaform offers not only highly specialist information for farmers in the region but also opens up an array of opportunities for targeted networking,” said Ms Katharina Staske, Project Manager, AGRITECHNICA ASIA and HORTI ASIA. DLG.

“With the digital platform, we are creating an innovative and agile instrument designed to disseminate knowledge that also optimally complements our face-to-face exhibitions in Bangkok. The online platform, ‘AGRITECHNICA ASIA & HORTI ASIA digital’, are compact and user-friendly. From a technical point of view, the platform will impress its visitors and exhibitors, highlighting current topics that shape the agriculture of Southeast Asia while at the same time providing answers to regional challenges. Visitors can already now look forward to the program of the next ‘digital talks’, which will take place on the platform from 18th to 22nd January, 2021,” concluded Staske.

“Digital talks”: started off successfully in October 2020

With its “digital talks” series, the new digital platform complements the comprehensive technical program of AGRITECHNICA ASIA and HORTI ASIA in Bangkok in May 2021. Taking place once a month leading up to the exhibition, a panel of experts along with a moderator from the industry are invited to discuss current topics relevant to Southeast Asian agriculture and agricultural engineering. These topics include rice cultivation in Thailand and Myanmar, sugar cane cultivation in Indonesia, as well as fruit and vegetable production in Vietnam. Free of charge, these virtual events offer visitors the opportunity to interact with the experts.

The first two “digital talks” have already taken place and included leading experts from organizations such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the World Vegetable Center as well as the DLG. The digital talks covered crop protection and post-harvest management issues and were attended by participants from over 30 countries. On-demand videos of the first rounds of expert discussions are available on the digital platform.

Asia-Pacific Trading Summit with digital preview supported by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

As part of its export promotion program, the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) is supporting the Asia-Pacific Trading Summit, which will take place at the trade fair AGRITECHNICA ASIA over three days, 27-29 May, 2021. A preview of the Asia-Pacific Trading Summit will be offered on the new digital platform on 20th January, ahead of the exhibition, and will provide detailed insight into the topics that will be covered at the summit. Farm equipment manufacturers can gain more knowledge about the current regional requirements in the areas of technology, quality and after-sales services as well as be able to network directly with experts and trading partners. Key focus is placed on India, Indonesia and Myanmar at the preview.

The next AGRITECHNICA ASIA and HORTI ASIA will take place at the BITEC exhibition center in Bangkok, Thailand, 27th – 29th May, 2021, in conjunction with the “Systems & Components Asia” special exhibition as a hybrid trade fair. In addition to the physical visit to the trade fair, visitors can also take part as a digitial attendee in the leading event in Southeast Asia.

Watch past digital talks #1-3: www.agritechnica-asia.com/digital-connect/#programme and www.horti-asia.com/digital-connect/

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วีเอ็นยู เอเชีย แปซิฟิค และ องค์กรการเกษตรแห่งเยอรมัน (DLG) ผู้จัดงานฯ AGRITECHNICA ASIA & HORTI ASIA งานแสดงเทคโนโลยีเครื่องจักรกลการเกษตร และงานแสดงปัจจัยการผลิตทางการเกษตรและนวัตกรรมด้านการปลูกพืชผัก ไม้ผล และดอกไม้แห่งภูมิภาคเอเชีย กลับมาเดินสายประชาสัมพันธ์การจัดงานอีกครั้ง เล็งกลุ่มเป้าหมายชาวสวนภาคตะวันออก ที่มีศักยภาพเป็นแหล่งผลิตผลไม้เมืองร้อนเพื่อการส่งออกที่สำคัญ ระหว่างวันที่ 11-12 ธันวาคม 2563 โดยมุ่งหวังว่าการจัดกิจกรรมสาธิตการใช้เครื่องจักรกลเกษตร จะกระตุ้นความสนใจในการใช้เทคโนโลยีจัดการการผลิตพืช และเพื่อปูทางสำหรับการจัดงานแสดงสินค้าในปีหน้านี้ ทั้งนี้ ผู้จัดงานฯ ได้รับเกียรติ จากคณะกรรมการสมาคมสื่อเกษตรฯ นำโดยนายกสมาคมฯ ดร.อภิวัฒน์ จ่าตา เดินทางเยี่ยมชมงานพืชสวนก้าวหน้า ณ สวนวิจัยพืชสวนจันทบุรี เพื่อสำรวจนวัตกรรมและวิทยาการใหม่ๆ ในวงการพืชสวน ทั้งด้านการผลิต การตลาด และอัพเดทการตอบรับต่อปัญหาในมิติต่างๆ ที่สอดคล้องกับสถานการณ์ปัจจุบัน พร้อมทั้งเยี่ยมชมสวนทุเรียนด็อกเตอร์ ของนายกสมาคมทุเรียนไทย พิเศษสุดกับการชมการสาธิตเครื่องจักรกลการเกษตรในสวน ซึ่งจะนำมาจัดแสดงภายในงาน AGRITECHNICA ASIA & HORTI ASIA ระหว่างวันที่ 27-29 พฤษภาคม 2564 ณ ไบเทค กรุงเทพฯ


  • รถตัดหญ้านั่งขับ Atex KaribaO จากประเทศญี่ปุ่น แข็งแกร่งแต่ขับสบาย น้ำหนักเบา และควบคุมง่าย รถตัดหญ้าเอนกประสงค์ที่ใช้งานได้หลากหลายทั้งในสวนผลไม้ สวนปาล์ม สนามหญ้า และอื่นๆ
  • รถพ่นสารกำจัดศัตรูพืช หรือ Maruyama Airblast
  • เครื่องตัดหญ้า Maschio Giraffina ต่อท้ายแทรกเตอร์/ รถพ่นสารกำจัดศัตรูพืช Maschio Gaspardo

คุณวันวิสาข์ วงศ์กาสิทธิ์ ผู้จัดการโครงการ AGRITECHNICA ASIA & HORTI ASIA เผยว่า “นับเป็นอีกหนึ่งปีที่ทางผู้จัดงานฯ ต้องเผชิญหน้ากับความท้าทายต่างๆ จากปัจจัยที่เราควบคุมไม่ได้ เช่น การระบาดของไวรัสโควิด-19 ซึ่งส่งผลกระทบหลักต่อการจัดงานแสดงสินค้าของเรา จึงมีความจำเป็นที่จะต้องประกาศเลื่อนการจัดงานไปยังปี พ.ศ.2564 ผู้จัดงานฯ จึงปรับกลยุทธ์การจัดงาน โดยเริ่มจัดเสวานาออนไลน์ digital talks ทุกเดือน เดือนละครั้ง เริ่มตั้งแต่เดือนตุลาคมที่ผ่านมา เพื่ออัพเดทสถานการณ์การปลูกพืช เช่น ผัก ผลไม้ ข้าว และอ้อยในแต่ละประเทศในภูมิภาคเอเชีย และให้ความรู้ความเข้าใจเรื่องการปรับใช้เทคโนโลยีเกษตร เพื่อกระตุ้นความ

สนใจอย่างต่อเนื่อง และสร้างแพลตฟอร์มออนไลน์ AGRITECHNICA ASIA & HORTI ASIA digital connect เพื่อเชื่อมโยงผู้ประกอบการ ผู้เชี่ยวชาญ และผู้ซื้อเข้าด้วยกัน โดยผู้ซื้อและผู้ประกอบการสามารถนำเสนอข้อมูลผลิตภัณฑ์ และเจรจาธุรกิจผ่านทางระบบออนไลน์นี้ เราเชื่อมั่นว่าธุรกิจเกษตรของะประเทศไทยและภูมิภาคเอเชียไม่เคยหยุดนิ่ง และยังคงมีศักยภาพที่จะเติบโต พร้อมที่จะเปิดรับนำเทคโนโลยีมาปรับใช้ในการพัฒนาระบบนิเวศธุรกิจเกษตรอย่างยั่งยืนต่อไป”

ผู้ที่สนใจสามารถลงทะเบียนเข้างาน และดูเสวนาออนไลน์ digital talks ย้อนหลังได้ที่

www.agritechnica-asia.com/digitalconnect หรือ www.horti-asia.com/digitalconnect

แล้วพบกันที่งาน AGRITECHNICA ASIA & HORTI ASIA กำหนดจัดงานระหว่างวันที่ 27-29พฤษภาคม 2564 ณ ไบเทค กรุงเทพฯ สอบถามเพิ่มเติมโทร. 02-111-6611 ต่อ 230

Review of the latest AGRITECHNICA ASIA digital talks #2

Review of the latest AGRITECHNICA ASIA digital talks #2
Post-harvest Loss Briefing: Technologies and Management
Thursday, 26 November 2020 | Time 3-4 PM (ICT) / 9-10 AM (CET)


The AGRITECHNICA ASIA digital talks about Post-Harvest Losses addressed the avoidance of losses by improved process management and handling of crops as well as opportunities to fund projects of cooperation to introduce new technologies.

In an impressive example Dr. Rose Rolle, Senior Enterprise Development Officer at FAO, showed that “as the technology improves we already achieved a 70 – 80 % loss reduction” in mango processing. This was achieved with quite simple technologies, such as washing Mango fruits with warm water to stabilize the fruit skin against damage. Dr. Arshad Ahmad Pal, Postharvest Specialist at the World Vegetable Center India made clear that farmers are not always aware, that already during harvest they have strong impact on the quality of vegetables. “The damage is not visible at that time. But its effects can be seen further down the value chain” and reduces quality and prices for all stakeholders. This means, that “reducing post-harvest loss is not just bringing in new technology. You really have to look in value chain upgrading” added Martin Gummert, Senior Scientist at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) from The Philippines. To achieve this, it is clear that money plays a role. Thus, Thomas König, Advisor for Development Cooperation at DLG, Germany, informed that “the German government provides funding addressing both, private investors and NGOs”.

Naturally, the discussion during the talk was about which technology can be introduced and how regional structures influence the success of knowledge transfer and technology awareness. Step into the discussion and get detailed information on technologies and funding tools to reduce post-harvest losses by watching the recorded digital talk.

If you like to listen to the complete discussion of the experts, simply join the AGRITECHNICA ASIA digital community: [https://www.agritechnica-asia.com/digital-connect/]


Review of the Latest Digital Talk: AGRITECHNICA ASIA digital talks #1

AGRITECHNICA ASIA digital talks #1:

Crop Protection under Pressure: How to Deal with it in Practical Farming?
Wednesday, 14 November 2020 | Time 3-4 PM (ICT) / 10-11 AM (CET)

Review of the Latest Digital Talk

Due to new regulations important pesticides like Paraquat and Glyphosate are intended to be banned.

“Farmers are urgently looking for alternatives” said Dr. Klaus Erdle of the DLG Competence Center
Agriculture, Germany.

The global importance of the topic was proven by listeners from Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, who participated in the 1st Digital Talks on October 14th.

Together with additional organizations Dr. Nagavajara Bedinghaus, Executive Director, Thai Agricultural Innovation Trade Association (TAITA), is supporting the government of Thailand “in bringing in the latest technology of crop protection in Thailand and to train the farmers to use it correctly and responsibly”.

At the same time “it is still important to ban very high risk pesticides that are difficult to manage on farm level” stated Dr. Schreinemachers – Lead Scientist of the World Vegetable Center.

As in Germany the discussion on banning Glyphosate is still pending “farmers switch to mechanical weed control” and at the same time “companies are developing a variety of new tools” for a more integrated pest management explained Dr. Rebecka Duecker, Institute of Plant Pathology and Crop Protection Division, University of Goettingen.

“Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is not as easy as using chemical pesticides. However, it is worthwhile and has solved the problems of adverse effects of pesticides” summarized Dr. Nuansri Tayaputch, Expert
Panel on Chemical Review Committee.

If you like to listen to the complete discussion of the experts, simply join the AGRITECHNICA ASIA digital community:

AGRITECHNICA ASIA and Horti ASIA postponed until May 2021

Frankfurt – Bangkok,
August 17, 2020

New exhibition dates: 27th – 29th May 2021 – International trade fairs will offer a comprehensive exhibition and accompanying technical programme, covering the current topics of agricultural and horticultural solutions for the Asian markets 

(DLG). DLG International and VNU Asia Pacific are postponing AGRITECHNICA ASIA and Horti ASIA, which were scheduled to take place at BITEC, Bangkok, in October 2020. The uncertain travel entry regulations for Thailand have led organisers to the conclusion that it will not be possible to organise AGRITECHNICA ASIA and Horti ASIA in a form that is appropriate for such leading international trade fairs for exhibitors and visitors this year. The new dates for the exhibitions are 27th to 29th May 2021.

This decision to postpone AGRITECHNICA ASIA and Horti ASIA has been taken in close coordination with the partners, exhibitors and visitors of both trade fairs.

“Our decision to postpone both of the trade fairs was not taken lightly. In view of the continuing uncertainty surrounding the overall international travel situation and uncertain entry regulations for Thailand in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, however, we cannot foresee that it will be possible to conduct AGRITECHNICA ASIA and Horti ASIA in the usual form that is appropriate for exhibitors and visitors. The international nature of both exhibitions is precisely what makes the events an important international meeting point for experts and decision-makers,” says Bernd Koch, Managing Director of DLG International.

“We are convinced that postponing AGRITECHNICA ASIA and Horti ASIA until May 2021 will enhance the reputation of both events, as leading international trade fairs for the Asian markets and will further ensure optimal planning and preparation for exhibitors and visitors alike. The decision was taken after extensive consultation with our key stakeholders with the end result being that the large majority preferred to postpone the exhibitions to May 2021,” adds Heiko M. Stutzinger, Managing Director of VNU Asia Pacific. 

AGRITECHNICA ASIA & Horti ASIA – Digital Connect

In order to bridge the time until May, the organisers will offer a series of online sessions and product pitches starting from October 14th. Manufacturers, buyers and agricultural experts will be invited to experience and get connected with exhibitors via this new interactive online platform `AGRITECHNICA ASIA & Horti ASIA – Digital Connect´.

Up-to-date information on the two trade fairs and the planned online platform can be found at: www.agritechnica-asia.com and www.horti-asia.com

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