Agripace 2019 will be held from October 14th to 15th, 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 4th International Conference on Agricultural and Food Sciences is convened annually and will be the best amalgamation of eminent researchers, students and delegates from both academia and industry where you can interact and collaborate to gain access to emerging technologies and global approaches in the field of Agriculture and Food Science.
Our Past Conferences were held successfully with kind support from Nobel Laureates, Eminent Professors, Government Organizations, Associations and participants of more than 25 countries. Agripace 2019 will be the best platform to celebrate Agriculture festival with concurrent events Animal life and Aqua life.
We cordially invite you to participate and celebrate agriculture festival in Agripace 2019!
Agriculture is the most important industry for any country and many countries have been focusing on economic development to boost farming. Agricultural and food science is a specific kind of the research that specializes in analysing farming methods and food production procedures to increase yield, food safety, food nutrition and other factors. Today, the world has more than enough food to feed everyone, yet 850 million are food insecure. Achieving food security requires adequate food availability, access, and use. Agriculture and food science plays a key role in providing more food production, proper food security methods and food with high nutrition status.
The agriculture sector in Malaysia is divided into the estate sub-sector and smallholders’ sub-sector. The agriculture industry consists mainly of industrial commodities such as rubber, palm oil, cocoa and agro-food including rice, fruits, vegetables, fisheries and livestock. Large-scale commercial plantation owners dominate the landscape in respect of industrial commodities, while smallholders are concentrated mainly in the agro-food industry. GDP from Agriculture in Malaysia increased to 25709 MYR Million in the third quarter of 2018 from 21948 MYR Million in the second quarter of 2018.
Under the Eleventh Malaysia Plan (the Plan) for 2016-2020, the government aims to transform the agro-food sector through, among other things, research and development (R&D) and modernisation initiatives, strengthening institutional support and extension services, implementing measures to increase food security and safety, increasing farmers’ incomes and boosting productivity.
To keep pace with population growth, food production in developing Asia and the Pacific will need to increase mainly through improved land and labour productivity. Measures are needed to increase agricultural investments and put in place supporting national and international policies. These measures will help advance scientific and technological discoveries for long-term productivity, and help many poor farmers who have not benefited from past technological advances.
Asia also faces an acute water shortage. By 2030, demand for water is anticipated to exceed supply by 40%. Since 80% of water is used for agricultural production, lack of water leads to lack of food. To grow more food with less water in the region, the productivity of water will need to be improved substantially, through more efficient and sustainable management of water.