DUA GERAN PENYELIDIKAN JIVe UNTUK UTM KAMPUS PAGOH

Bahagian Perancangan Ekonomi Negeri (BPENJ) Johor, melalui Johor Innovation Valley (JIVe) menganugerahkan dua geran penyelidikan kepada penyelidik Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Kampus Pagoh bernilai RM50,000 setiap satu.

Inisiatif JIVe ini menghimpunkan 47 universiti awam dan swasta termasuk politeknik serta kolej seluruh Johor diharap akan berterusan menyumbang kepakaran serta hasil penyelidikan mereka untuk dimanafaatkan oleh kerajaan negeri, komuniti dan industri.

JIVe juga bersama-sama Pusat Jaringan Komuniti dan Industri (UTM-CCIN) yang berperanan sebagai sekretariat kepada inisiatif Johor Innovation Valley (JIVe) ini akan bertindak sebagai perantara kepada IPTA/IPT, industri, komuniti dan pihak kerajaan Negeri Johor.

Dua projek penyelidikan yang terpilih berkenaan melibatkan Penyelidik dari UTM Kampus Pagoh menerusi Projek Membangunkan Loji Bio-Gas daripada Sisa Haiwan di Daerah Muar yang diketuai oleh Dr. Aidee Kamal Khamis. Manakala Program Pembangunan Amalan Pertanian Baik Bagi Melestarikan Industri Pertanian Daerah Tangkak diketuai oleh Dr. Nor Zalina Othman.

Projek-projek JIVe ini diharapkan dapat memperluaskan lagi peranan Universiti dan kebolehupayaan hasil penyelidikan Universiti agar dapat dimanafaatkan oleh komuniti untuk membentuk negeri yang sejahtera dari segi kelestarian alam sekitar, ekonomi dan sosial.

Tahniah UTM Pagoh Gangsa di Majlis Sambutan Hari Inovasi Jabatan Pertanian Negeri Johor Tahun 2020

Setinggi – tinggi tahniah diucapkan kepada kumpulan inovasi UTM Pagoh yang diketuai oleh Dr. Umi Aisah Binti Asli bersama – sama ahli kumpalan yang lain iaitu Dr.Aidee Kamal bin Khamis, Pn. Noorafizah binti Dzahir, Pn. Hajar Aminah binti Ab Karim dan En.Muhammad Shalihin bin Md Yusof kerana telah memenangi gangsa Kategori Inovasi Petani dengan tajuk inovasi ” Pembangunan Sistem Pasca Tuai Basuhan Hasil Tani”.

Penyampaian sijil oleh YB Datuk Haji Samsolbari bin Jamali, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pertanian, Industri Asas Tani dan Kemajuan Luar Bandar.

Pertandingan ini diadakan sempena Majlis Sambutan Hari Inovasi Jabatan Pertanian Negeri Johor Tahun 2020 yang dirasmikan oleh YB Datuk Haji Samsolbari bin Jamali, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pertanian, Industri Asas Tani dan Kemajuan Luar Bandar. Pertandingan ini diadakan adalah untuk memberi pengiktirafan serta penghargaan kepada mereka yang berjaya menghasilkan inovasi yang signifikan serta memberi impak yang besar kepada perkembangan dan kemajuan sektor pertanian termasuk dari segi aspek teknikal demi menghasilkan perkhidmatan terbaik kepada rakyat. Sama ada inovasi dalam kalangan warga kerja jabatan, atau usahawan tani.

Di harap mereka terus memberi impak dan inspirasi kepada warga kerja UTM Pagoh untuk terus berinovasi dalam melaksanakan kerja seharian.

SUCCESSFUL 3rd ICARS ONLINE SYMPOSIUM IN NEW NORM SETTING

3RD Innovation Centre in Agriculture for Advance Bioprocessing Research Symposium (ICARS) hosted by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Pagoh Campus was successfully conducted despite unforeseen circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Academician, researchers, and agriculture entrepreneurs who attended the symposium via online symposium were seen enthusiastically making full use of the presentation, question-and-answer session to ask speakers for advice and opinion.

This year’s symposium was launched by Dr Cheng Kian Kai, Chairman of ICARS, Director of Innovation Centre in Agriculture for Advance Bioprocessing (ICA) and Director of UTM Pagoh Campus.

Although this symposium was carried out in an online setting, I hope all participants and viewers will all have an enriched with better understanding of the latest advancement in agriculture technology, Dr. Cheng said.

Symposium keynote speech was delivered by Professor Dr. Mohamamd Roji bin Sarmidi Director of Phyto Biznet Sdn. Bhd. And Member of Malaysian Nutritional Medicine Practitioners (MNMP).

 The way forward is to incorporate agriculture incorporation with sustainable ecology will enhance food production in our country. To achieve and maintain sustainability, we must integrate the ecology of biology and sociology with a new ecology of economics in finding ways to work and to live in harmony. said Professor Roji.

Mrs. Siti Nor Azlina binti Abd Rahman, 3rd ICARS Best Presenter

ICARS organizers also awarded Mrs. Siti Nor Azlina binti Abd Rahman for her exceptional presentation on “Effect of pectinase enzyme to the carotenoid and antioxidant of virgin palm oli (VPO) from palm mesocarp,” in ICARS Nutrient Dense and Bioactives Food for Health and Wellness category.

Also awarded best presenter was Ms. Norfakhhrina binti Mohd Noor for research presentation on “Composition study of leaching from organic monoculture and polyculture of water spinach, okra and yard long bean” for Sustainable Agriculture category. All prizes were handed over by Dr. Cheng Kian Kai, Chairman of 3rd ICARS.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) So what can we do to achieve this goal

United Nations has prepared 17 SDG’s and one of them, that spots my attention is SDG No. 2 – Zero Hunger. So after reading through the Zero Hunger objective, I notice my organization has sort of an edge to assist this goal.

I’m referring to SDG 2.4.1 – Sustainability Agriculture.  I’ve inserted a video on SDG 2.4.1 and ask yourself what can you do to help achieve this goal.

“Sustainable agriculture is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda and first fundamental step to securing zero hunger. While many of the SDGs address issues related to agriculture, SDG indicator 2.4.1 is fully dedicated to it.”

SNAKE SAFETY TALK AT UTM PAGOH

mfrahmat : September 22, 2019 : UTM Newshub

UTM Pagoh Safety and Health Committee in cooperation with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN) conducted a Snake Safety Talk on September 17th, 2019 in conjunction with UTM Pagoh Safety and Health Campaign 2019. The snake safety talk was conducted by Mohd Nafizan bin Mohd Radzi, PERHILITAN Muar with the assistance of PERHILITAN snake experts, Siti Salwani bt Ismail and Mohd Fakhruddin bin Tukiman.

The talk involved 70 participants from various institutions including UTM Pagoh staffs, and staffs from the Malaysian Ministry of Education, SagaMas Security and Sime Darby Property Selatan (SDPS) . It was a  half-day educational talk that transferred knowledge about local snake species and how to calmly and effectively deal with potentially life-threatening situation if it happens.

According to Dr. Umi Aisah bt Asli, Chairperson for UTM Pagoh Safety and Health Committee, the objective of this talk was to increase the knowledge and safety aspects of participants in dealing with emergency cases involving snakes effectively.

“One of the first things the employer needs to do is instruct their workers not to handle them,” said Siti Salwani, PERHILITAN reptile expert, adding that if a worker sees a snake, he or she should let the snake move along, alert co-workers that a snake is in the area and warn them to stay away.  “Even if it’s not a venomous snake, a snake bite could carry a lot of bacteria and it could be infectious,” she said.

UTM PAGOH WON TWO GOLD, ONE SILVER AND TWO BRONZE MEDALS AT RITEC 2019

mfrahmat : September 12, 2019 UTM Newshub

UTM PAGOH WON TWO GOLD, ONE SILVER AND TWO BRONZE MEDALS AT RITEC 2019

Congratulations to UTM Pagoh academic staffs and researchers led by Dr. Cheng Kian Kai secured an impressive win of two gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the 2nd Research and Innovative Technology Competition (RITEC) organized by Universiti Tun Hussien Onn (UTHM). Medals were presented by Honorable Tuan Haji Aminolhuda Haji Hassan, Chairman of the Education, Human Resources, Science and Technology Committee State of Johor.

Research project on Symbiotic cube cultivation system for sustainable farming led by Dr. Cheng won the gold medal in Innovative Product Research Category. Meanwhile, Dr. Nicole Leong Hong Yeng won a gold medal in Fundamental Research Category for her research on Carbon flow model of a vegetable farm system.

 In addition, a research project on Inhibition of cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase activities of Momordica charantia by Dr. Cheng won silver medal while Dr. Nor Zalina secured two bronze medals for her research projects on Preservation of sensory attributes and nutrients of dried chili (Capsicum annum) using pre-treatment for pilot scale vacuum tray dryer (VTD) and  Encapsulated probiotic bacteria as additive in animal feed.

List of participating research topics are as follows: 

Team members Title Category Prize
1. Dr Cheng Kian Kai (PL)

Rozaliana  binti  Ab Karim

A Rafidah binti A Mohd Yunos

Prof Dr Mohamad Roji Sarmidi

Dr Nicole Leong Hong Yeng

Symbiotic cube cultivation system for sustainable farming Innovative Product Research Gold
2. Dr Nicole Leong Hong Yeng (PL)

Mohd Farid Ismail

Norfakhrina Mohd Noor

Noorafizah Dzahir

Salimah Ab Malik

Carbon flow model of vegetable farm system Fundamental Research Gold
3. Dr Cheng Kian Kai (PL)

A Rafidah binti A Mohd Yunos

Dr Muhammad Helmi bin Nadri

Rozaliana  binti  Ab Karim

Prof Dr Mohamad Roji bin Sarmidi

 

Inhibition of cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase activities of Momordica charantia Fundamental Research

 

Silver
4. Dr Nor Zalina Othman (PL)

Zulaikha binti Sarobo

Siti Norazlina binti Abd Rashid

Nur Amalina  binti Mat Ropi

Mohamad Azzuan Rosli

Preservation of sensory attributes and nutrients of dried chili (Capsicum annum) using pre-treatment for pilot scale vacuum tray dryer (VTD) Applied Research

 

Bronze
5. Dr Nor Zalina Othman (PL)

Prof Dr Mohamad Roji Sarmidi

Zaheda  binti Mohamad Azam

Mohamad Azzuan Rosli

Nur Fasha  binti  Musa

Encapsulated probiotic bacteria as additive in animal feed Applied Research

 

Bronze

 

 

UTM Pagoh and MJIIT offers Master in Sustainable Systems by September 2020

Welcoming our guests from the Department of Environmental Engineering and Green Technology (EGT), Malaysia – Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) and Centre of Quality and Risk Management (QRIM). UTM Pagoh will be hosting MJIIT Postgraduate Programme – Master in Sustainable Systems. This exciting new program has full time (1 year) and part-time (2 years) study options and provides students with the latest developments, knowledge, and applications of sustainable systems.

SUCCESSFUL OPEN DAY FOR UTM PAGOH

mfrahmat : Nov 25, 2019 : UTM Newshub

The bi-annual UTM Pagoh Open Day is the premier event of the 2019 calendar held at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) – Pagoh on 20th November 2019.

Over two hundred school pupils attended the open day exhibition themed ‘Fun in Science’ aimed at helping them promoting interest in STEM education. The young students from schools across Muar, Johore got the chance to meet lecturers, researchers and industry at the event held together with the collaboration of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM) Pagoh, International pick and pay stallIslamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Pagoh, and Tun Syed Nasir Polytechnic (PTSN) Pagoh. Special appreciation to invited speakers Mr. Rosdin Kimin Agriculture Officer for Muar District, Madam Noor Fadilla Abdul Rashid from Malaysia Pineapple Industry Board, Professor Ir. Dr. Mohd Farid Nasir Ani, Tuan Haji Amat Khir Mardi from Ayer Hitam Agriculture Institute, Malaysia-Japan Advance Research Centre (MJARC), IDEA Innovation Development Centre, Centre for Community and Industrial Network (CCIN), Research Management Centre (RMC) UTM and School of Chemical & Energy Engineering, UTM.

‘ICA Open Day @ UTM Pagoh 2019 has gone exceptionally well, It was a roaring success! I am very pleased with the way things have unfolded so far. It was indeed a great opportunity for all secondary students, expertise, and communities to gain and enjoy agritechnology’s knowledge together in UTM Pagoh. Special thanks to our special guest, Professor Dr. Mohamad Roji Sarmidi for the opening ceremony, all helpful and friendly ICA members, invited guest speakers, exhibitors, demonstrators, students, and all participants, said Director of 2019 UTM Open Day, Dr. Ong Pei Ying.

All in all, the local community who has been to the open day have expressed their positive feedback and was overwhelmed with the various exhibition and hands-on activities provided. The general public is out in their numbers, milling around and purchasing from the wide variety of products that are on sale. The organic vegetables were the best sellers and the public had experience ‘pick and pay’ their vegetable of choice. There was also a food preparation demonstration with local organic vegetables generating a lot of the public interest.

Our heartfelt appreciation to Sekolah Menegah Kebangsaan Dato’ Sri Amar DiRaja, Sekolah Menengah Sains Muar, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Maahad Muar, SekolahMenengah Kebangsaan Agama Pagoh, Sekolah Menengah Pekan baru, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Yu Jern, College Datin Seri Endon (KDSE) UTM and Faculty of Built Enviroment and Surveying (FABU) UTM.

UTM Meets Global Standards In Agriculture Practice (MyGAP)

mfrahmat : Dec 31, 2019 : UTM Newshub

The Innovation Centre in Agritechnology for Advanced Bioprocessing (ICA), handing over certification of MyGap by Mr Rosdin Muar Agriculture Office Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Pagoh had received The Malaysian Good Practice Agriculture Practices (MyGAP) certification presented by Mr. Rosdin Kimin, Agriculture Officer from Muar District Agriculture Office on 3rd December 2019. Receiving the MyGAP certification on behalf of UTM was Dr. Umi Aisah Asli, Deputy Director of ICA, UTM Pagoh witnessed by members of ICA Research Farm Unit and Mr. Kamal Alif, MyGAP Advisor representing Panchor Agriculture Office.

MyGAP certification was launched by The Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MoA). It is an internationally recognized standard that aims to ensure the safety and quality of produce in the food chain. The certificate also emphasizes on sustainable and ethical farming practices.

“This is good news for ICA UTM Pagoh”, said Dr. Umi Aisah. “With MyGAP, consumers of our products will not only be sure that the fresh produce from ICA is safe for consumption, at reasonable prices and produced in a sustainable way,” she added.

Currently, the number of farms with MyGAP certification is still considered low nationwide, less than 10% of the total acreage of vegetable-farm in Malaysia. UTM is the first Public University with MyGAP certification for its research farm in Pagoh Higher Education Hub.