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KUCHING, Dec 8: Yayasan Perpaduan Sarawak (YPS) will be organising a webinar titled “Cultivating the Future of Farming; Expanding Unity Through Agriculture” on Saturday, Dec 11 from 2.30pm to 4pm via Zoom and YPS’s Facebook Live.
YPS in a statement said the webinar is held in conjunction with a project called “The Things That Bind Us (TTBU)”
The webinar will feature prominent speakers such as Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development’s Agriculture and Agrofood Industry Division principal assistant secretary Dr Gluma Saban, McGood Agro Solutions owner Make Jiwan and Syarikat Timogah’s founder Heineken Laluan.
The webinar will be moderated by Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Campus Senior Lecturer Dr Franklin Ragai Kundat.
YPS said that the goal of the webinar is to promote public awareness about agricultural development in Sarawak and how it has impacted communities.
“It is also to understand the public’s perception and the notion of the agriculture industry, as well as to investigate how to increase the participation of younger generations in the agricultural sector, particularly in Sarawak.
“The first documentary has been uploaded to YPS’s YouTube and Facebook pages for the public to view.
“It explores Sarawak’s agricultural practices and how they encompass more than farming, said the organisation.
YPS said there will be a question-and-answer (Q&A) session where attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to the speakers after the presentation.
After that, there will be a virtual photo session to conclude the webinar.
The webinar is free and open to the public. Those to interested to watch may register at https://bit.ly/2ZXW5wF.
Meanwhile, YPS said TTBU is a project that aims to foster Sarawakian unity through shared history, culture, and traditions.
“Textiles and agriculture are two examples of similar practices and traditions in Sarawak.
“Though each item or practice has its distinct characteristics, they are frequently intertwined by similarities in usage or meaning to its people.
“The primary goal of this project is to foster an appreciation for Sarawak’s heritage and cultures, as well as to highlight commonalities.
“It also aims to inspire Sarawakians by providing a platform for discussions among Sarawakians of various demographics,” the organisation added. — DayakDaily