Food security: the Ministry of Science will organize a second meeting with livestock stakeholders next month, according to the minister

Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba delivers a speech during the Yakin mobile app launch ceremony in Petaling Jaya on June 16, 2022. – Bernama pic

Monday, June 20, 2022 5:58 PM MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 – A second meeting between government and livestock industry stakeholders to gather feedback on food safety issues will be held early next month, the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) Datuk Seri, Dr. Adham Baba.

Through this initiative, Dr Adham said Mosti can continue to connect industry players to existing technologies such as aquaponics, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) that can be used to reduce production costs.

“Last Wednesday (June 15), we had our first meeting with the ministries concerned and I will meet the breeders including the National Organization of Farmers (Nafas) at the beginning of next month.

“There are two approaches that can be taken in this regard, namely by meeting with them or they (industry players) come to certain sites to see how existing technology can be fully utilized,” he said. said after attending the Southeast Asia Science Advisory Network (SEA SAN) meeting at a hotel here today.

Dr Adham said he recently invited Agriculture and Food Industries (Mafi) Minister Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee to visit the Perak aquaponics site, which uses nano-fertilizer fertigation systems and solar energy for livestock farming.

“Thanks to the technology used, the quality of the product is increased. This is why we try to connect not only farmers but also growers as the source of materials such as corn and soybeans must be highlighted in addition to palm kernel expeller (PKE) which can replace corn as animal feed (palm kernel cake),” he said.

Meanwhile, Dr Adham said Malaysia had sought to propose the Open Science initiative to be established through the Malaysia Open Science Platform (MOSP) since 2019, to allow industry best practice data to be widely shared among scientists.

“This shared data will help create solutions to economic and social issues and open our eyes to best practices to use to move the industry forward,” he said.

Therefore, SEA SAN meeting is significant as it brings together experts from various fields from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam to discuss science in policy formulation for the benefit of all parties. , he added.

Commenting on the launch of Measat-3d, the new satellite from Measat Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd, on Wednesday (Thursday Malaysian time), Dr Adham said it is a communications satellite that connects remote areas of the country with 4G coverage, before being upgraded to 5G.

“This satellite will connect areas that previously could not be connected via the Internet and it will operate for 15 years as a communication satellite in space,” he said.

Measat-3d, the most comprehensive and complex satellite in the Measat fleet to date, is based on Airbus’ Eurostar 3000 satellite platform and is scheduled to be launched using an Ariane 5 rocket from the European Space Agency’s launch site in Kourou, French Guiana. — Bernama

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