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BACKGROUND

Food security and self-sufficiency of producing food for the nation are the big agendas for the government to look forward about the future of local agriculture. Climate change and emerging of new technology will be the key factors to transform the future agriculture industry. Climate change impact may cause the food prices increase as the supply falls while demand continues to grow. Several policies and action should be taken to encounter the incoming issues.
     Issues like low yield, high operational cost, high postharvest losses and inefficient resource utilization can be solved by implementing the new and practical technology. Technology in agriculture field varies from farm mechanization, controlled environment production system, food processing, water engineering management and also latest technology involving automation and sensor application. This is where the functions and anticipations of engineers play a key role in developing and promoting these technologies for modeling the future agriculture through the more efficient use of labor, the timeliness of operation and more efficient input management with a focus on sustainable high-productivity system.
     This conference intends to provide a platform for all players in agriculture and food industries in Malaysia to deliberate and address productivity related issues that are besetting Malaysian agriculture. It also aims to share experiences and seek opportunities on the adoption and application of cost effective mechanization technology.

OBJECTIVES

  • To assess the current status of mechanization and automation research and technologies for modeling the future agriculture
  • To provide a forum for information gathering and discussion on owning, usage, marketing, services and training in mechanization and automation
  • To address issues, challenges and gaps in all aspects of mechanization and automation to enhance production, distribution and usage of mechanization
  • To develop networking and collaboration between machine fabricators, distributors, service providers and researchers to strengthen local agro-industry

IMPORTANT DATES

TOPICS

Distinguished speakers who are expert in various sector of agricultural and food mechanization will be invited to present paper on the following topics:

  • Mechanization policy and industry directions
  • Mechanization for agricultural crop production
  • Controlled environment production system
  • Processing of food products
  • Water engineering and management
  • Advanced mechanization system in agriculture and food/emerging technologies
  • Other related agriculture technology

VENUE

Pullman Kuching
No. 1A, Jalan Mathies,
93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Tel: +60 (82) 222888 Fax: +60 (82) 222999
Website: www.pullmankuching.com