The Sinochem Group has launched an intelligent agricultural platform in east China’s Anhui Province, which the major producer of chemicals and fertilizer hopes will help make farming work easier, according to an article on Xinhuanet.com.
An online-offline combination, it can provide a wide range of services ranging from seed selection to soil detection and machinery training.
Qin Hengde, president of Sinochem’s agricultural unit, described the platform as an agricultural trusteeship that enables both the direct supply of fertilizer, seeds, and pesticides and contract farming of standardized, unified sales. “Costs become lower, and production and sales are matched,” Qin said.
The platform, the first of its kind by Sinochem, has started operation in Anhui’s Lujiang County. The province is one of the country’s major grain-producing regions.