Malaysia

31 March 2020
An academic has warned of periods of food shortage if the government fails to address disruptions in distribution due to the movement control order (MCO). Fatimah Mohamed Arshad, a researcher at Universiti Putra Malaysia’s Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies, said logistical disruptions would cause delays in the restocking of food items. “Timing is important in any supply… Read more
24 March 2020
A rock melon farmer shares how he uses automation in fertigation to fruitful results SIPPING his coffee in the comfort of his home in Bangi, Md Yazid Md Kassim takes out his phone and starts to tap on the screen with a smile. No, he’s not looking at jokes on social media but at a farming tech app that helps his job of looking after his rock melon farm in Pulau Gadong, Melaka. Md Yazid, a… Read more
11 April 2020
The government will help vegetable growers in Cameron Highlands, Pahang and Lojing, Gua Musang, resolve the problem of a glut in supply during the movement control order (MCO) period, causing some farmers to discard their produce. Deputy Agriculture and Food Industry Minister II Datuk Che Abdullah Mat Nawi said the ministry will send officers from the Federal Agricultural Marketing… Read more
4 March 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: Sino Hua An International Bhd’s subsidiary, Wavetree Technologies Sdn Bhd has collaborated with Top Fruits Sdn Bhd and Mybeecop Sdn Bhd to develop the smart modeling farming project. In an exchange filing today, Sino Hua said the tri-party collaboration has created a digitalized model for the agriculture markets, riding on artificial intelligence-enabled operating models, data… Read more
By Farhan Kamarulzaman7 March 2020
Nurturing agro-entrepreneurship among youths must be broadened in order to promote greater opportunities in agriculture. Most of them possess entrepreneurship skills but are uninterested in the agricultural sector as they still live with the mindset that pursuing a salary-based career is better. Food security is recognized as a major global challenge. It would be great if the agriculture… Read more
By Fun Chee Hong22 February 2020
In response to Future of Agriculture, New Straits Times Opinion, 14 January 2020 Being a farmer, I was amused when the writer mentioned that “Agriculture needs to be smart to ‘entice’ millennials into farming if we want agriculture to continue feeding the people”. Why “entice” them when we should be encouraging and giving them the necessary support to be successful farmers? A… Read more
13 February 2020
Jin Xi Cheong's startup Poladrone, the winner of Echelon 2017, aims to bring aerial insights and automation to industries with a focus on agriculture. Jin Xi Cheong grew up in Kuala Lumpur and moved to Melbourne for higher studies when he was 14. He then went on to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering at Monash University. In Late 2015, he returned to Kuala Lumpur to join Intel… Read more
24 January 2020
Read here: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2020/01/24/prioritise-food-security-not-politics-and-skyscrapers/ Read more
17 January 2020
The government’s free breakfast program in primary schools was never a practical idea, said former deputy education minister and MCA president Wee Ka Siong, after Putrajaya scaled back the initiative to cater only to needy students. Wee also said the program was a wastage as it was difficult to gauge the breakfast patterns of all children. “Some parents prepare a meal for their children… Read more
19 November 2019
Read here: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/business/2019/11/19/reinventing-palm-oil-with-drones/ Read more
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