Agro Industry Cluster

    dr. hasbullahHead of Cluster
    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasbullah Hj. Muhammad



    The cluster covers on all aspects of Agro Industry which are based directly or indirectly from agricultural activities. The wide scope SIG of the cluster will cut across all the faculties in UniSZA where any niche of specialization could easily be incorporated into the cluster. However, any project to be proposed should be incorporated with economic sustainability and industrial potential.


    List of Special Interest Group (SIG)





    Faculty/ Institute


    Sustainable Crop Production

    This group will focus on research and Development of selected crops for optimal production with respect to technology, profitability and sustainability

    Prof. Dr. Mohd Ekhwan Toriman

    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jamil Zakaria

    The Deputy Vice Chancellor





    Food Security

    This group will focus onsustainability of the existing major food crop in Malaysia and other  potential  future alternative food crops and livestock production system

    Prof. Dr. Che Abdullah Bin Abu Bakar

    Faculty of Bioresources & Food Industry




    Agro – Business

    The group will study the business model, supply chain, marketing strategy and franchise system for agricultural produce

    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nalini Arumugam



    High Technology Food Crop Production

    The group will study  the emerging l technology in crops and livestock with respect to pest control and production system

    Dr. Mohd. Hudzari Bin Haji Razali

    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abd Jamil Zakaria

    Faculty of Bioresources & Food Industry





    Application of Beneficial Microbes in Crops and Livestock Production System

    This group will focus on the application of beneficial organism (microbes) in crops and livestock application for sustainable production

    Prof. Dr. Mohamad Aziz Bin Taib

    Dato' Dr. Azahar Bin Idris

    Faculty of Bioresources & Food Industry


    Activity :-

    Utilization of Oilpalm Fronds for Beneficial Value Added Products.

    Preliminary meetings were been carried out between UKM and UMP. The UKM group was represented by Prof Sanusi  Jangi and Prof Othman Omar from Institute of BioScience. The discussion was focussed on the utilization of oil palm frond as raw material for livestock feed. Whle UMP has applied a KTP grant in using low energy  utilization of processing oilpalm fronds into  subsequent value added products.

    The ongoing project under KTP ( knowledge transfer program)  under flagship project  at Unisza, ‘Utilization of oilpalm fronds  (OPF)as  a ruminant  feed”  UniSZA collaboration with a private sector (Pinang Pertiwi Sdn Bhd)  in the process of developing a complete ruminant feed formulation from OPF.

    The Agro Industry sector has called a joint preliminary meeting with Agropolis and Biomedical cluster at faculty FPBSM to discuss the overlapping function  and constrains in implemeting the program. The meeting across the faculties will be carried out soon.