Agro Industry Cluster
Head 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)
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.