Mr. Thierry Rocaboy

Chairman of Food and Agriculture Business Sector Committee, EuroCham

Mr. Thierry Rocaboy

Chairman of Food and Agriculture Business Sector Committee, EuroCham

Biography

Thierry Rocaboy is the Chairman of Food Agri & Aqua Business Sector Committee of EuroCham (FAABS) from May 2017 and he used to be Vice President of FAABS from 2013 to 2016, with 25 years of experience in setting up new businesses, restructuring and developing regional businesses in the agribusiness sector.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

May 2017 – Present

  • Chairman of Food Agri & Aqua Business Sector Committee of EuroCham
  • Member of Board of Directors, French Business Association in Vietnam

December 2016 – Present | General Manager, Techna Nutrition Vietnam

May 2013 – November 2016

  • Senior Consultant, AB2S | Consultancy on business in the field of agriculture
  • Vice Chairman of Food Agri & Aqua Business Sector Committee of EuroCham

May 2011 – November 2012 | Food and Agriculture Committee, French Business Association in Vietnam

EDUCATION

2001 – 2002    ESSEC Business School

1996 – 2001    Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers | Biochemistry in agriculture – food

1985 – 1987    Ecole nationale supérieure de Meunerie et des Industries céréalières | Grain industry BTS

LANGUAGE

  • English & French

Topic:

Towards a Sustainable Food Sector in Vietnam: the role of Precision Production System

The Food, Agri and Aqua Business Sector Committee (FAABS) of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) would like to share its views about precision production systems, that we call precision farming, considering recent development in the food production sector. Precision agriculture (PA) is a global concept including all the various aspects of producing in order to ensure food security without wasting raw material and ingredients. It drives industry in order to lower both productions costs and environmental rejections. Precision agriculture includes precision soil preparation (PSP), seeding (PS), crop management (PCM), harvesting (PH) and livestock farming (PLF).

For years, the global production was done using trial and error, receiving advice through wise observations and multiple studies, allowing the sector to make huge progress. Many revolutions took place replacing human by animal labour and then quite recently machines. Those revolutions led step by step to an increase in the size of the production units.

Nowadays, we are entering a new revolution of “Agriculture 4.0”, through the adoption of new technologies including positioning systems, smart sensors but also IT application, combined with high-tech machineries.

In this paper on Toward a sustainable food sector in Vietnam: the role of precision production system, we would like to share the basic principles of precision agriculture and introduce some examples in vegetables, crops, aquaculture and livestock production.