On 9 November 2018, a ceremony on restructuring of the agricultural sector was organized in Viet Xo Friendship Cultural Palace to celebrate the outstanding groups and individuals who have made contributions to the sector in the past 5 years. At the ceremony, Development of Management Information System for the Forestry Sector in Viet Nam (FORMIS system) was awarded the 2018 Golden Rice Flower Award. It is a result of the FORMIS project (Development of Management Information System for the Forestry Sector in Viet Nam), which is funded by the government of Finland.
What is the Golden Rice Flower Award?
Golden Rice Flower award is an extraordinary award granted by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development once every three years to excellent groups and individuals who have made great contributions and achievements to the agriculture and rural development in Viet Nam. In 2018, the Golden Rice Flower Awards are granted to 45 groups of authors and co-authors representing 45 outstanding products. One of the award granted products is the FORMIS system.
What is FROMIS and its contributions?
FORMIS system and other operational software and applications will provide accurate information about the management and operation both central and local levels. Compared with the publishing times of the previous national forest status, the time has shortened 4 months with FORMIS. The system will also help the forestry sector to improve the implement of the administration reforms that brings socio-economic efficiency and achieves high productivity, quality and capability. It also contributes to the transparency of modern data and information sharing and meets the requirements of the 4.0 industrial revolution.
FORMIS system is ranked as a meritorious product in the scientific products group. Thanks to the FORMIS system, this is the first time for Viet Nam to have an integrated platform system to integrate forest resource database and to use specialized applications. Accordingly, all the data and information of 7.1 million plots of the 1.4 million forest owners in 60 forested provinces have been integrated into the central forest resource database system after the National Forest Inventory and Statistics exercise. Other forest data is also standardized and integrated into the forest resource data sharing system. All the forest related data, information and reports can be shared and viewed online: http://maps.vnforest.gov.vn.