Wikifarmer is always interested in building partnerships with organizations, universities, institutions, and projects worldwide. Our main goal is to democratize agriculture; networking can help us achieve this. Wikifarmer and Universiti Malaysia Sabah are working together to promote agricultural studies.
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) was established on November 24, 1994, under Section 6 (1) of the University and College University Act 1971, legislated by the Malaysian government. The university is the ninth public university in Malaysia, offering a wide range of academic programs under its 12 faculties and three institutes. The university now operates at three campuses. The main campus is located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Its second campus, UMS-Labuan International Campus, was established in May 1999 in the Federal Territory of Labuan. The third campus was established in Sandakan, Sabah, on May 4, 2006. The Sandakan campus is home to one of the departments at UMS, the Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture.
The Faculty offers three programs: Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours in Crop Production, Horticulture and Landscaping and Livestock Production. The Faculty also offered postgraduate programs and PLUMS.
”Human resources are the most important asset to ensure a successful agricultural sector. Therefore, we are determined to produce well-balanced graduates with sound knowledge and high skills to compete nationally and internationally. The four-year undergraduate program at FPL provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of agriculture. Students are also trained to think in solving problems and are instilled with an entrepreneurial culture better to prepare them for a future full of uncertainties.”
Associate Professor Dr. Azwan Awang – Dean, Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture UMS
The university Faculty aims to train the workforce in crop production, livestock production, and horticulture and landscaping, who will assist in improving the country’s agriculture sector based on three main principles: sustainability, awareness, and high technology. Through teaching, research, innovation, and extension of sustainable agriculture, the Faculty aspires to excel in the field of agriculture and to provide the latest knowledge in agriculture.