Selasa, 29 Oktober 2019

News: About 300 exhibitors to take part in Sarawak AgroFest 2019 – Sagah


Sagah (centre) flanked by (from right) Joseph, Awang Johari, Dr Abdul Rahman and Dr Adrian showing the Sarawak Agrofest posters after the press conference.

KUCHING: The forthcoming Sarawak AgroFest will bring together some 300 exhibitors from different parts of Sarawak as well as from Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia.
Assistant Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn said this year’s event, themed ‘Agriculture transformation Through Smart Technology’, will see 100 more exhibitors than the 2018 edition.
He said the Sarawak AgroFest aims to provide a dynamic platform for farmers, agro entrepreneurs, agriculture suppliers and industry players to showcase their products and services as well as to enable investors to explore business and investment opportunities in Sarawak’s agriculture sector.
“Sarawak AgroFest is an important initiative under the State Agriculture Transformation Plan through modernisation and commercialisation, towards making Sarawak an agriculture hub in the region.
“Hence, Sarawak AgroFest is indeed fittingly organised to showcase the latest agriculture technology particularly smart farming technology in promoting Sarawak as the nation’s front runner in modern farming.
“This is in tandem with the Sarawak government’s digital economy policy as well as to realise our vision to make Sarawak the net exporter of food by 2030,” he told a press conference here yesterday.
Sagah said specifically, the Sarawak AgroFest 2019 will be a great avenue to showcase the latest agriculture technology, agro-food and agro-based products and services; explore trade, investment and public-private collaboration opportunities; exhibit and launch new and innovative agro products and services; explore career and entrepreneurial opportunities in agriculture sector; get exposed to the latest market trends and access, to boost market competitiveness.
He noted that among the major events and activities that will be happening at Sarawak AgroFest are Agro Agency Pavilion; AgroTrade Pavilion Exhibition; AgroTech Pavilion; Agro Fresh Garden; Sarawak Food Pavilion; Smart Farming Pavilion; Sarawak Zoo; Sarawak Aquaria; Agro Trade Talk; Anugerah Tani Jaya; Magical Garden; Agro Hackhaton; Agro Run (5km); and lucky draw, performances and competitions.
Sagah said the public, young and old, are invited to visit Sarawak AgroFest 2019 to get the latest information as well as to enjoy all the activities and programmes organised throughout the festival.
Sarawak AgroFest 2019 will be held from Nov 21 to Dec 1 at Celebration Square, Stadium Negeri, Petra Jaya, Kuching.
For the latest information on the happenings and contact details, visit the festival’s website at
Assistant Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail; the ministry’s acting permanent secretary Awang Johari Awang Mustapha; Department of Veterinary Services Sarawak director Dr Adrian Susin Ambud; Sarawak Land Development Board general manager Siang Mandau; Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority deputy general manager Joseph Blandoi and Ministry of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development (commercialisation and industry training section) head Dr Gluma Saban were present.

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