Biodiversity to Wellness brings some of Malaysia’s rich natural resources to Expo 2020 Dubai, showcasing a wide range of innovative, certified, scientifically-backed wellness products based on local herbs and plants. Featuring national treasures like Kacip Fatimah, Tongkat Ali, Hempedu Bumi, and more, the products by bio-based companies are safe, effective, and affordable for people of all ages.
Biodiversity to Wellness highlights sustainable practices that support the conservation and responsible use of biodiversity in generating wellness products, such as sustainably sourced materials, biodegradable packaging, as well as minimal waste and energy consumption.
Malaysia is blessed with a tropical climate all year which sets the ideal climate for the production of various exotic fruits. The country’s agriculture and food industries produces fruits not just for the domestic consumption but export markets as well. Since 2006, eight major fruits that have been exported are pineapple, papaya, watermelon, starfruit, banana, citrus, mangosteen, and durian; the varieties and quantity have increased ever since.
EXPO 2020 Dubai visitors will get to discover and learn about the nutritious fruits of Malaysia, which are gaining popularity throughout the world.
In the wake of the environmental concerns that is rife around the globe, Malaysia has jumped into global bandwagon of redefining its efforts to boost agriculture output limited to not just the farming regions of the country. Traditional and conventional farming has now spread into urban spaces through smart-urban farming to enable those in the cities direct access to fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat products. These smart-urban farming systems are efforts to improve all factors concerning “Our Food, Our Future” – food production, food security, and food safety.
Urban farming is modernising agriculture to adapt and acclimatise to the impending and volatile climate changes. Smart farming is a concept that integrates conventional methods of farming with technology to increase quantity and quality of agricultural products. Together, these systems are aimed at allowing agricultural practices that are efficient and affordable to produce desirable productions for the population.
Through smart-urban farming for the agriculture and agro-based industry, Malaysia aims to create the food system that is wanted and needed for the future.
Malaysia is looking towards adopting more innovations through cutting-edge technologies and solutions in agriculture in a bid to increase food production, create better yield, and cultivate higher quality produce.
These innovations are critical in improving the marketability of crops and producing better nutritional values to benefit the whole food supply chain.
Agriculture players in Malaysia are embracing smart farming solutions such as IoT, drones, and robots to create conducive operational conditions for their farms.
These smart solutions provide savings in resource, money, and time, heighten convenience, and minimise human intervention. Farm operations and performance are tracked and response to farming conditions are quicker, while better informed decisions are made to improve yield and productivity.
The waste-to-wealth concept aims to meet the demands of food supply for the expanding population whilst ensuring sustainability is infused in agriculture and agro-based development in Malaysia. This is in line with the aspirations of the Malaysian Government to optimise the use of existing agricultural waste resources to produce value-added eco-friendly products.
Significant strategies that have been executed and are currently in the works ensure the transformation of waste-to-wealth drives the economy alongside the development of the farming community, and preservation of the environment.
This segment will show visitors how MAFI aims at monetising agricultural waste through the growth of high-value biodegradable products in Malaysia while promoting the country’s environmental sustainability and advancement of green technology through various projects.