MARDI was given the opportunity for the 3rd time to work with Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for Asian and the Pacific (FFTC) to jointly organize the Regional Workshop on Protected Cultivation of High-Value Crops under Changing Climate Conditions which was successfully held from 12-14 September 2017 in MARDI Serdang. The workshop brought together 50 participants from local and abroad (Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and the Netherlands). The 3 days programme covered 2 days Workshop and 1 day Technical Visit.
The workshop gathered international experts in the area of protected cultivation to update the current status of various technological components of protected cultivation of high-value crops such as designing of structures for tropical and sub-tropical agro-climatic conditions, micro-environmental control, and ideal modules on irrigation, integrated crop management, and integrated pest management. Besides, this was also to look at transition pathways and associated requirements towards establishing protected cultivation, and cooperation in the sector to move towards market-based pricing in order to reflect improved products and innovation. Continue reading “MARDI hosted Regional Workshop on Protected Cultivation of High-Value Crops under Changing Climate Conditions”