ASEAN-IVO Project in Malaysia: UTM Advancing Agriculture Through Cutting-Edge Technology

Kuala Lumpur, January 17 – ASEAN IVO is an ICT Virtual Organization of ASEAN Institutes, and NICT is a global alliance of ICT R&D institutes and universities in the ASEAN region and Japan. In a groundbreaking move towards agricultural innovation, the NICT ASEAN-IVO PJ2022 Project on Agricultural IoT based on Edge Computing reached a significant milestone during its second meeting held in Malaysia from January 15th to 17th, 2024, hosted by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and led by Ts. Dr. Norulhusna Ahmad and team. The project, which involves collaborative efforts from three participating institutions in Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia, aims to revolutionize farming practices by integrating the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing technologies. The project involves active participation from prominent institutions, each contributing expertise to various aspects of the ambitious initiative.

The first meeting in 2022 in Halong Bay, Vietnam, set the stage for the project’s progress. The recent gathering in Kuala Lumpur witnessed substantial achievements. The event, spanning over two days, featured various activities aimed at showcasing the advancements made in the project. The first meeting day involved visiting the project collaborating farm in Banting, Selangor, where participants witnessed the implementation of the Plant Disease detector system and IoT-based smart fertilizer system. The use of cutting-edge technology in agriculture was demonstrated, including the deployment of drones to detect plant diseases. With 15 representatives from each participating country – Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and a representative from NICT, Japan – the meeting served as a platform to discuss the project’s progress and plan for its future. The collaborative effort seeks to address agricultural challenges in the region and improve farming practices through technological innovation.

On the second day of the event, knowledge sharing among team members was held on January 16th, 2024, at the Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. In this session, each representative made a presentation based on the progress of each WPs. The meeting served as a platform to present research results, discuss remaining tasks, and prepare for a potential project period extension. Participants engaged in productive discussions to ensure the project’s continued success and positive impact on the agricultural landscape in the ASEAN region.

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