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