Talk on swiftlet farming at Azam on Nov 12

Dr Charles Leh

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KUCHING, Nov 6: Angkatan Zaman Mansang (Azam) Sarawak will be organising a knowledge sharing on commercial swiftlet farming this Nov 12 at Kompleks Azam here.

The knowledge sharing, according to a media release today, aims to share and educate participants on the route to a successful swiftlet farming investment, a lucrative enterprise which is attracting more and more Sarawakians.

It will be delivered by Dr Charles Leh who is Azam member and Honorary Curator of World of Birdnest Museum, Singapore.

He was a zoologist and curator of natural history at the Sarawak Museum from 1982 to early 2018 when he retired. He was also an adjunct lecturer with Unimas from 2002 to 2014 at the Faculty of Resource Science and Technology.

He has conducted research on swiftlets and its farming for over 30 years and has written several books on the secret of swiftlet farming and A Guide to Birds’ Nest Caves and Birds’ Nests of Sarawak.

“I hope that participants will gain an insight on the potential of this industry particularly with upcoming technological advances such as AI, as well as steps to conserve our biological resources,” said Leh.

About 50 participants comprising members of Azam, local entrepreneurs, government officers of the relevant agencies, non-profit organisations and, professionals and students in the related fields are expected to attend.

This knowledge sharing is a part of activities organised for members of Azam and is also open to non-members.

Other Azam activities organised for its members earlier this year included a study trip and rural community outreach programme in Niah, Miri Division and, in Lawas of Limbang Division as well as a knowledge sharing session on social enterprise.

Admission to the talk on swiftlet farming is free and the limited seats are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Those interested in joining this event can contact Azam Sarawak at 082-411799 (Nissa Normin) for further information. — DayakDaily