Zhao Chunjiang, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, gave a lecture titled “Outlook of Smart Agriculture” in Danzhou campus on Wednesday (November 29th). The lecture is the 14th one of the distinguished scientist lecture serials, a brand academic event of Hainan University. The lecture was attended both online and offline by nearly 2,000 teachers and students from HNU’s three campuses of Haidian, Danzhou and Mission Hills, and Chengxi Basic Teaching Department, and Yazhou Bay Science and Education Park. Luo Qingming, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and President of HNU, presided over the lecture.
Zhao started his lecture by presenting the fact that to develop smart agriculture has become a trend of modern agriculture across the world. He elaborated on the significance of developing modern agriculture and China’s current status in this regard. He said that with the rapid development of modern agricultural biotechnology and information technology, smart agriculture will become a major driver of modern agriculture.
“In terms of technology, we should adopt a multidisciplinary approach to facilitate the collaborative advancement of smart agricultural system.” Zhao clarified the development direction of intelligent agriculture through multidisciplinary integration from the perspective of discipline development. He said that HNU should firmly seize major opportunities brought by the construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port (FTP), and provide intellectual support for the development of the Hainan FTP and smart agriculture through the construction of interdisciplinary fields.
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The participants also include HNU leadership members, Deans of Schools and Chief of Departments.
(Editor: Wang Yiqin)