07/31/2012 01:04–Israeli technology will be used to computerize the agricultural system of one Chinese province, allowing government officials to quantify the exact amount of food produced within their jurisdiction.
Israeli and Chinese partners signed an agreement on the second out of two phases of a computational agriculture pilot project. The signing ceremony was carried out Sunday night in Tel Aviv with Chinese officials and the Israeli company Agricultural Knowledge Online (AKOL).
The first stage of the program will involve setting up control systems to survey plant agricultural products, and the second phase – approved during the ceremony – will allow for the monitoring of milk, poultry, pork and other animal products. This is the first time an Israeli company has been selected to be part of implementing a national Chinese government project, the Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry said.
Those attending the signing ceremony included members of a Chinese delegation, Israeli Agriculture and Industry as well as Trade and Labor Ministry representatives, designated ambassador to China Matan Vilnai and global representatives of IBM, a partner in AKOL’s “Agricultural Cloud” computing system.
They hope, according to the Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry, to bring more of agricultural “blue and white” technology to China, while enabling Chinese agriculturists to calculate and control the quantities of food produced in their country…Read More>>