Yingluck launch “Smart Farmers” campaign with Italian “Space technology”

Chiangmai, Thailand

Chiangmai, Thailand (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With Yingluck’s rice scheme being highly criticized and calls made for Thailand to increase its farmers productivity, Yingluck has launched a “Smart Farmer” campaign, to use such thing as Geo-informatics. Bernama reports; The Ministry of Science and Technology will apply space and satellite technology of Italy to manage agriculture in Thailand, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported. Science and Technology Minister Peeraphan Palusuk acknowledged at a seminar here on aerospace technology that Italy has highly-advanced space technology and its four satellites have suitable capacities for the Thai climate. The seminar in Friday was jointly organised by the ministry, the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) and the Italian Embassy in Thailand. Peeraphan said Thailand has sealed an agreement to use the Italian COSMO-SkyMed satellites with radar sensors, as their cloud-penetrating observation systems suit Thailand, a country covered by monsoons, and images from the Italian satellites can, thus, be used to support Thailand’s observation of weather and disaster-prone areas for public safety. According to the minister, the Italian satellites will be important tools for the examination of farmland and agricultural zoning in Thailand and it can also be applied for military affairs. (Source)

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