The 2018 Knowledge Convention discussed six sub-theme topics. Two sub-themes were deliberated on the first day of the convention. They touched on "ways to increase productivity through modern technology" and "agriculture principles in Islam".
Among those present at the function was Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Ramli bin Haji Lahit, Member of the Legislative Council. In deliberating her working paper, Dayang Hajah Aidah binti Haji Mohd Hanifah, the Director of Agrifood and Agriculture, said that among her department's strategies in enhancing productivity is by adopting modern technology. In the agriculture industry, the transition of modern technology using automation system is very prominent as compared to the traditional method.
Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Abd Rahman bin Pengiran Seri Indera Pengiran Haji Ismail, the General Manger of RZ Prisma Enterprise, talked about "increasing productivity using multi-level hydroponics system". He elaborated that the hydroponics system is a save method, does not require soil and uses minimal cost.
Doctor Awang Abdul Nasir bin Haji Abdul Rani, the Senior Assistant Professor and Dean of the Economic and Islamic Finance Faculty, of the Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, presented his working paper titled "Islam's paradigm in Agriculture - core of Baldatun Tayyibah".
Another speaker, Doctor Mikdar Rusdi, the Senior Assistant Professor and Dean of the Usuluddin Faculty of the Seri Begawan Religious University College, talked about the significance of animals and plants in supporting human life. He said the two entities are created to work hand-in-hand with the natural ecosystem.
Source: Radio Television Brunei