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Virtual Agrotechnology Extension 2021 provides opportunities for sharing of agriculture expertise

Malaysian agricultural industry players have the opportunity now to participate in the sharing of best agriculture technology practices by leading agriculture companies through the Virtual Agrotechnology Extension (VAE) 2021 launched. 

The two-day program, organized by the Agriculture Department, has attracted the participation of 3,000 people who have access to the webinar sessions and briefings by overseas industry players, besides visiting the digital booths and getting fresh agriculture produce and agro-based industrial products online.

Agriculture and Food Industries Minister, Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee said the VAE 2021 program encouraged the participation of industries under the crop sub-sectors to provide business opportunities on a contract farming basis through business matching with the producers of agricultural products for both the domestic and export markets.

“The VAE 2021 could help the ministry expand and empower the marketing of agriculture produce through the e-commerce platform to enhance the marketability and availability of agriculture products for the domestic and international markets,” he said in a statement today.

Prior to this, the Agriculture Department had organized a collaboration program since 2018 and managed to garner agriculture produce contracts exceeding RM10 million, and VAE 2021 is the latest program introduced in the context of developing the latest agriculture technology.

The VAE 2021 will be broadcast for 30 days with digital exhibitions that can be accessed via  or on all the Agriculture Department’s social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube Agriculture TV for the benefit of more people.

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