The Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology and Innovation was recently allocated over $7 million in funds after announcing plans for a new AI park to help developers in agriculture and health technology to bring their products to market. Its sustainable urban farming facility aims to accelerate the adoption of AI in the agriculture sector.
The agency supported Phytopia, a social enterprise that helps small farmers grow produce in a resource-efficient manner. Farmers connect to an app that tells them exactly how much water is needed for their crops to thrive. This has led to higher yields of vegetables while using up to 98% less water than traditional farming methods, one tech group claimed.
The agritech zone also works on challenges linked to urban farming, such as limited land and the high cost of infrastructure. The park worked with BoomGrow, a “smart farm” that grows its crops in vertically stacked layers to overcome space constraints.
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