Multimedia University (MMU) through its Faculty of Engineering (FOE) launched its IoT-Based Smart Farming in a special ceremony on 9th April 2021 in Cyberjaya. This is a joint project between MMU and MSD Innovation Sdn. Bhd (MSDI), which involves precision farming within the urban setup. The ceremony was attended by Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mazliham Mohd Su’ud, MMU President; Tan Sri Dr. Halim Shafie, Chairman of MSDI; Mr. Jasmi Hassan, Chief of Executive Officer (CEO) of MSDI; Prof. Dr. Ir. Hairul Azhar Abdul Rashid, Vice President of Research, Industrial Collaborations and Engagement (RICE), Dr. A.S.M Mukter-Uz-Zaman, the project leader, and other MMU officers.
Through this project, digital tools will be used by smart farmers to continuously monitor a wide range of metrics, including water levels, the amount of nutrients that crops need to optimally grow, soil samples, fertilizer inputs, and so on. In short, incorporating technology into crop planning is the ideal way in improving the quality of decision-making and the return on investments (ROI), as well as the overall site security. MMU is honoured to be part of this initiative as it is in line with its mission, “transforming society through innovation”.