Oon IT Valley

Oon IT Valley
Thailand
General Information

Oon IT Valley was founded from the idea of Mr. Viroj Yensawad, the executive of ProSoft Comtech Co., Ltd. and his co-founders to operate business in order to reward society by providing knowledge for leading a professional work of farmers in northern Thailand. Oon IT Valley will be a center for exchanging knowledge in Information Technology (IT), agriculture, service management, etc. that can be practiced. One of Oon valley’s missions is proposing IT and knowledge for the agriculture sector. The purposes of this valley is to create a common business approach with new innovations to bring competitive potential for SMEs, StartUp, and farmers to grow sustainably. Additionally, this place will be used as a training and an exchange center for knowledge of IT technology with the cooperation of software developers to create employment opportunities, a self-sufficient economy, a society based on the concept “Green Social Enterprise: collaborate and share”.

– Information Technology for agriculture

– Agricultural training center (technology)

– Smart farming application, 

– E-marketplace, 

– Fertilizer application using drone, 

– Soil water content detection

– Ordinary Farmers

– Local Market

– Own restaurant and cafe

  1. Government organization
  • Digital Ministry for Economy and Society
  • Ministry of Tourism and Sports
  • Ministry of Commerce
  • Ministry of industry
  • Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA)
  1. Private organization
  • Thai SME Confederation
  • ATSME Association
  • Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce
  • Industry Council
  • GREEN & SAFETY network
  • Innovation Network
  1. Educational institution
  • Maejo University, Thailand
  • Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • North University, Thailand
  • Payap University, Thailand
  1. Smart farming: electronics weather stations are set up into rice fields to detect real-time data (including air temperature, humidity, light intensity, day length, rainfall level, acidity of rain, wind speed and direction), and send these data via a communication network like a mobile phone. Data collected will be used for farm forecasting such as diseases forecasting, etc.
  2. Soil water content detection sensor: the system will control irrigation of rice fields automatically by using developed sensors to detect soil water content data. This standalone sensor consumes solar energy.  The data is sent via communication network to database. Farmers monitor processing in real-time. This activity is development of both hardware and software parts to enhance the efficiency of smallholder farmers for farming. Additionally, this developed sensor is not too expensive so that farmers can adopt it into their farm. 
  3. UAV for agriculture training: to transfer basic knowledge relevant to smart technology for farmers who are interested. UAV technology helps to reduce the problem of hiring labor for pesticide spraying, to reduce the risk of an illness from using chemical pesticides of farmers, to reduce time, and to reduce the amount of chemical and fertilizer usage. Currently, thirty farmers are trained and they expect to expand the training to at least 100 farmers by the year 2019.

– Internet of Things

– Smart sensors and technology

– Information Technology

– Communication and technology infrastructure

– Software developers

– Lack of experts’ knowledge and best practices relevant to farming activity

– To transfer knowledge on smart farming to farmers

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