Malaysia Collaborates with South Korean Data Analytics Firm on Smart Agricultural Program

Aug 2023

Malaysia is intensifying its collaboration with South Korea to enhance the exchange of smart agricultural technologies for livestock. On July 5, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was reportedly signed on July 5 in Kuala Lumpur by Animal Industry Data Korea, a digital animal healthcare solutions and Malaysian Poultry Association.

The partners have agreed that Animal Industry Data will provide and implement its ‘Farms Plan’ service in Malaysian farms. This service employs image data analysis to oversee the well-being, behavior, and feeding habits of livestock, enabling swift disease identification and management. The partnership aims to provide solutions for preventing livestock diseases. Furthermore, cooperation in livestock technology will foster joint innovation and research efforts between the two nations.

In relation to agricultural demand in Malaysia, Malaysia Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) has outlined its five primary objectives for 2023, consistent with the National Food Security Policy Action Plan and the National Agrofood Policy 2.0. These include encouraging youth participation in smart agriculture and addressing challenges like an aging farmer population and foreign labor reliance. MAFS is also dedicated to strengthening agricultural training institutions, producing graduates with expertise in modern agriculture techniques.

(Sources: Korea Times; The Malaysian Reserve)

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