Thursday, September 28

AAAP Congress 2018 comes to a close


Loh (third right) presents the AAAP flag to Dr Arnel N Del Barrio from the Philippines, which will host the 19th AAAP Congress.

KUCHING: The 18th Asian-Australasian Animal Production (AAAP) Congress 2018, which was held for the first time in Sarawak, ended yesterday.

Organising chairman Prof Loh Teck Chwen, who is Malaysia Society of Animal Production president, officially closed the event.

The congress, which began on Wednesday, involved a conference, workshops, and swiftlet symposium by the Department of Veterinary Services. It served as a venue for animal scientists and professionals to meet and discuss current advances in animal science and technology.

Loh called on participants to make full use of the knowledge obtained from the congress in their respective countries.

Awards were also presented in three categories – best poster, best oral, and best scientist – to 20 recipients.

Participants will begin a two-day tour today (Aug 4) and visit Bako National Park, Semenggoh Nature Reserve, Satoyama Farm, Sarawak Biodiversity Centre, and Mucow Malaysia.

The Philippines will host the 19th AAAP Congress in 2020.