Venue: Faculty of Science, UTAR
Dates: 28 and 29 December 2021
UTAR Faculty of Science (FSc) and Centre for Agriculture and Food Research (CAFR) jointly organised a community project named “EduFun AgriMicrob Science Holiday Workshop” on 28 and 29 December 2021 at UTAR Kampar Campus. It was a two-day physical workshop organised by a team of academics from the Department of Agricultural and Food Science (DAFS) as well as Department of Biological Science (DBS) of Faculty of Science (FSc). This workshop was sponsored by Nature’s Best Sdn Bhd, Zugar Sdn Bhd and Humibox Sdn Bhd. For more info, please click the following link:
Advanced Technologies for Sustainable Aquaculture
Date: 4 December 2021
The Agriculture Technology Seminar Series XX: Advanced Technologies for Sustainable Aquaculture was successfully held on 4 Dec 2021 via Zoom. It was jointly organised by the Centre for Agriculture and Food Research (CAFR), Faculty of Science (FSc), and Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), and sponsored by Cargill Feed Sdn Bhd and Sunzen Feedtech Sdn Bhd. For further information, please click the link here: https://news.utar.edu.my/news/2021/Dec/13/02/02.html
Webinar on Food Packaging – The Way to Win Consumers
Our Tagline: Pack What We Sell, Sell What We Pack
Dates: 26, 28 Oct 2021 and 2 Nov 2021
With speakers’ sharings on food packaging, food traceability and sustainable food packaging, the “Food Packaging: The Way to Win Consumers” webinar, jointly organised by the Centre for Agriculture and Food Research (CAFR) and the Faculty of Science (FSc) on 26 and 28 October 2021, and 2 November 2021 via Zoom became an insightful platform for participants to learn about food science and food industries.
The webinar also facilitated discussion to promote food innovation of local agricultural products for wider marketing and business opportunity, and provided a ground for establishing relationships and connections with potential food industries for future research collaboration. The webinar was organised in collaboration with food industry consultants Lam Ah Chye and Lai Mun Lee.
Adorning the screens with their presence were speakers Senior Assistant Director of Food Safety and Quality Division Nur Liyana binti Mohamad Nizar, Ministry of Health Malaysia; Freelance certified consultants Tan Chee Seang and Chong Siew Teck; Top Fruits Sdn Bhd Director Dr Tan Sue Sian; Pusat Penyelidikan Sains & Teknologi Makanan (MARDI) Dr Nurzam Ezdiani Che Hussin@Zakaria; Ishida Systems Director Hiroshi Sunada; Taisei Lamick Malaysia Sales Assistant Manager Saiful Azzam Khairummuzammil; Daibochi Bhd General Manager for Product Development and Technical Mohammad bin Hashim and Heng Hiap Industries Sdn Bhd CEO Seah Kian Hoe.
Our Agriculture Technology Seminar Series XIX comes back online! It was held on 12 June 2021 via Zoom. The theme was Precision Agriculture, aiming to initiate knowledge sharing on precision agriculture in Malaysia from the experts in precision agriculture, to expose the community in UTAR and public regarding precision agriculture, and to discuss the potential and problem faced in precision agriculture. It attracted 113 participants, 57 of whom are the members of the public.
The four speakers in this seminar were:
(1) Dato’ Dr. Mohamad Hashim Ahmad Tajudin (chairman of PKEINPK Sdn Bhd), speaking on the application of precision agriculture in oil palm plantation;
(2) Ts. Dr. Goh Hock Guan (UTAR), speaking on smart agriculture using IoT;
(3) Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Farrah Melissa Muharam (Universiti Putra Malaysia), speaking on precision agriculture as the way forward in sustainable oil palm planation management;
(4) Puan Nordiana Abd Aziz (Malaysian Palm Oil Board), speaking on the current research on precision agriculture.
Overall feedback from the participants is encouraging. Total of 43 attendees responded to feedback form. Analysis of the answers (both qualitative and quantitative) given on the evaluation forms confirms the impression left during the webinar. Overall, the webinar was well rated and regarded as very useful for them. The most appreciated aspects of the webinar were: the usefulness and relevance of the webinar to the areas of interest of participants (100% rating of 4 or above out of 5); the quality of presentations (81% rating of 4 above out of 5) and the opportunity to acquire updated and new information (90% of the respondents). On the content of the webinar, 54% of the participants rated the webinar “very good” and the remaining 46% judged the webinar “excellent”. They look forward the upcoming webinars in the series and also suggested some topics: machinery in agriculture, post-harvesting, animal science and fisheries.
Organisers: Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology, Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Centre for Agriculture and Food Research and Centre for Internet for Things and Big Data
Sponsored by: ViTrox
Platform: Microsoft Teams
Date and Time : 27 May 2021, 8.30 to 6.30pm
Themed ‘Towards Innovative Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)’, the colloquium served as an academic platform for researchers to present their research findings in all aspects of STEM to encourage substantive knowledge transfer. It also took into awareness the vital knowledge provided by science, engineering and technology in the advancement of the human race. UTAR undergraduate students who participated also benefitted from the colloquium as they acquired a better understanding of UTAR postgraduate programmes, with the hope they will be inspired to be part of the community of future scientists that will drive the advancement of science.