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Premier announces renaming of Ministry at COSAFS2022

Premier of Sarawak speaking at COSAFS2022
KUCHING, 21 September 2022: Themed ‘People, Planet, and Profit’, Congress on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (COSAFS) 2022 brought together 300 scientists, academicians, producers, researchers, policy-makers and industry players in the sustainable food security industry from Malaysia, Jordan, Thailand, Nigeria and Philippines to learn about sustainable farming techniques, innovation and technology, community food systems, national and global food policies, and programmes that promote sustainable agriculture and food security.

Delegates from around the world convene at Waterfront Hotel, Kuching

Sarawak Premier, The Right Honourable Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Johari Tun Openg, stated that production processes (for livestock and crops) must be upgraded, emphasising IoT and digital infrastructure in 5G to identify, monitor and control their livestock and crops using technology. He also announced that the Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture and Regional Development Sarawak is now known as the Ministry of Food Industry, Commodity and Regional Development.

The state government has awarded RM3 million to AgriHub@Gedong, a project by UPM Bintulu Campus where the university will conduct a knowledge transfer programme in farming and agricultural technology.

COSAFS2022 is organised by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Kampus Bintulu Sarawak from 21-24 September 2022 at Waterfront Hotel Kuching.

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