Promoting smart and digital agriculture : NACF-ICAO workshop held in Seoul

24 Nov 2022

The Korea National Agricultural Cooperative Federation (NACF) held the NACF-ICAO Workshop “Smart and Digital Agriculture for Sustainability” from the 8 to 12 November in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The workshop was addressed to members of the International Cooperative Agricultural Organisation (ICAO) to share knowledge and experiences on digital transition. It consisted of a capacity building seminar on digitalization and several visits in the area of interest of the attendees, such as an agricultural museum and the NACF Smart Agriculture Support Center.

During the workshop, NACF introduced its efforts to support in the digital transition of its members. NACF is providing digital farming technology to cooperatives in 15 countries around the world. In addition, it requested support from global agricultural cooperatives to host the 2030 World Expo in Busan, Republic of Korea.

The opening ceremony was attended by 46 representatives from 17 agriculture cooperatives from 15 countries, including ICAO president and NACF Chairman, Sung-hee Lee; ICAO Vice-Presidents, Mieczyslaw Grodzki (NCC, Poland) and Ivan Asiimwe (UCA, Uganda); and ICAO’s executive member Christie Rowena Plantilla (FPSDC, Philippines). In addition, Aysegul Selisik, Central Asia Deputy Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and Tang Shengyao, Director of the Liaison Office in Republic of Korea, also attended the workshop.

Mr. Lee stated, “Starting with this workshop, ICAO and NACF will share the goals achieved by member organizations through digital innovation.”