| Siti Hajar |
THE educational sector in the agricultural field is expected to receive a slight boost this week, with an eight-member delegation currently in neighbouring Philippines to attend the Second International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia.
Over the next two days, the team – comprising four instructors and four students – from Wasan Vocational School will join several of their regional and international counterparts as they spend two days until tomorrow focussing on a number of themes that will explore, among others, innovative developments and public policy issues on productivity improvement and food security.
“The study and practice in agriculture has always been one of the focal points of Wasan Vocational School ever since it was established and the school continues to believe that there will always be plenty of room for improvement,” the school stated through a press release while adding that the school’s evolution will include absorbing knowledge and experience not just within the confines of the country, but also from different parts of the world where possible.
As the conference also aims to showcase useful lessons from institutional successes and failures in managing the agricultural system and rural communities, it was expressed that the school’s participation in the gathering will aid in laying the foundation of the school’s own development while motivating and inspiring the current generation and their predecessors in taking the necessary steps forward.
The conference, it was added, “Will assure that the delegation will return with newfound motivation, inspiration, knowledge and new insights of how agriculture works in the world today.”