HYPER INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE in Malaysia 2024

Theme
Tech-Powered Transformation for Malaysia’s Food Resilience
Date&time
24th Feb 2024 Time 10:00 AM - 6:15 PM (MYT)
Venue
Klang Valley, Malaysia

About HIC MY 2024

Malaysia has been a prominent country in ASEAN in terms of Agricultural Research and Development. There is plenty of valuable and impactful research developed in universities and research institutes. However, technologies for several areas in agriculture are still underdeveloped and need immediate attention, for example aquaculture and livestock.

In the 6th instalment of the Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference Malaysia 2024 (HIC MY 2024), with the theme, Tech-Powered Transformation for Malaysia’s Food Resilience, we hope to expose the research findings/innovations from universities and research institutes, especially in aquculture, key food crops, and livestock, to corporate and government attention, thus pushing for more cross-border collaborations across different entities and disciplines. This will unlock the frontier agricultural technology to be capitalized towards empowering the nation's food security

In the Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference, researchers, faculty, and students from academia can register for the poster session and join the conference free of charge. For interested participants outside of academia, please get in touch with us.

  • 24th Feb

24th Feb(Sat.)09:00 - 18:15

 

START END CONTENT
09:30 10:00 Registration
10:00 10:15 Opening Ceremony
10:15 10:30 Keynote Speech
10:30 11:30 Panel Session 1: Redefining Aquaculture Tech: A symbiotic Venture for Sustainability
11:30 12:00 Technology Splash Round 1: Spearheading Innovation and Technology in Agriculture
12:00 13:00 Lunch break 
13:00 14:00 Poster presentation
14:00 15:00 Panel session 2: Sustaining Key Food Crops through Regenerative Agriculture
15:00 15:30 Technology Splash Round 2: Spearheading Innovation and Technology in Agriculture
15:30 16:30 Panel Session 3: Future-Proofing the Livestock Industry
16:30 16:40 Refreshment/ Break
16:40 17:40 Panel Session 4: Space Technology for Agriculture Advancement
17:40 18:10 Award & Closing ceremony
18:10 18:15 Photo Session
PANEL SESSION 1: Redefining Aquaculture Tech: A symbiotic Venture for Sustainability
through Tech-Driven Solutions

Aquaculture technology is a game-changer, not just to meet this rising food demand but also for the health of our planet. This serves as a gateway, presenting a multitude of opportunities to address our escalating food requirements without jeopardizing the health of our planet. Aquaculture offers a secure, regulated alternative, ensuring a steady supply of protein. Aquaculture stands as a robust and forward-looking safeguard for food security. Malaysia needs more collaborative efforts to implement aquaculture technology for a sustainable aquaculture and fishing industry.

For detail

TBC

PANEL SESSION 2: Sustaining Key Food Crops through Regenerative Agriculture

Malaysia remains committed to taking proactive steps to advance the paddy and rice sector, as well as the development of other key food crops. However, the effects of climate change are expected to amplify the difficulties in augmenting crop yields and attaining food security in the coming years. One avenue to address this is through the adoption of regenerative agriculture. This approach harmoniously combines sustainable modern practices with traditional methods. Regenerative agriculture not only enhances soil health but also leads to increased productivity and the production of high-quality food. Additionally, it plays a pivotal role in combating climate change and rejuvenating lost biodiversity.

For detail

TBC

PANEL SESSION 3: Future-Proofing the Livestock Industry

Within the livestock sector in Malaysia, the beef sub-sector lags in percentage contribution to domestic supply of red meat. Many attempts in beef production in the past, from extensive ranching to intensive feedlotting, have yielded variable results in sustaining the beef industry. Existing beef smallholdings are small herd size (less than 10 head), have low production inputs, and lacks in technology and innovations. The way forward is adopt new technologies and methods such as the regenerative agriculture for a more sustainable system.

For detail

TBC

PANEL SESSION 4: Space Technology for Agriculture Advancement

Space technology plays a pivotal role in advancing modern agriculture by furnishing invaluable data and cutting-edge tools that enhance crop management, precision agriculture, and the ability to tackle environmental and sustainability challenges. In the context of the future direction of agricultural technology aimed at bolstering food resilience, it is imperative to explore the profound significance of space technology within microgravity environments. This exploration involves identifying and harnessing technology that is specifically tailored for agriculture in such unique settings.

For detail

TBC