The opening ceremony of the 2019 National Rice Convention took place with great applause which was officiated by Y.A.B. Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia located at TH Hotel, Alor Setar Kedah.
Come along, YB. Dato’ Salahuddin Ayub, Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry with Y.A.B. Dato’ Seri Seri Haji Mukhriz bin Tun Mahathir, Kedah Menteri Besar and the Chairman of MADA and YB. Tuan Azman bin Nasruddin, Exco of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry of Kedah.
The 2019 National Rice Convention will include 400 participants from 260 farmers from all over Malaysia including Sabah and Sarawak. Meanwhile, 100 government agencies involved in rice management such as MADA, KADA, IADA, DOA, LPP nationwide and 40 participants from private companies and players in the rice and rice industry such as agrochemicals, rice manufacturers, service providers.
A total of 27 papers were presented by representatives from foreign countries such as the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia as well as farmer icons and officials from the paddy management agency during the 2019 Rice Convention which will continue until this Thursday.
MADA General Manager Dato’ Fouzi Ali congratulated the representatives of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI Philippines) and Mr. Huyn Van Thon & amp; Mr. Duong Van Chin from Loc Troo Group, Vietnam. The conference discussed and shared current and recent issues in the rice and rice industry representing their respective countries.
The 2019 National Rice Convention organized in Kedah coincides with the state being one of the oldest rice paddies in Malaysia. The three-day convention marked the end and the closing was completed by YB Tuan Azman Nasruddin, Kedah State Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Exco.
With such a convention, sharing and sharing ideas and ideas can enhance the rice sector in the country in line with the government’s goals and objectives.