Ahmad Safuan Bujang

Ahmad Safuan Bujang
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) | mardi · Engineering Research Center

PhD Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering

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Introduction
Ahmad Safuan Bujang a Principal Researcher at MARDI's Engineering Research Center His research interests include integration and design of smart and precision farming technologies to increase production efficiency and sustainability, as well as utilization of biomass resources as feedstock for biorenewable energy and materials.
Education
August 2011 - May 2014
Iowa State University
Field of study
  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering; Biorenewable Resources and Technology

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A roof top garden structure was installed on top of a 20-foot freight container plant factory in MARDI Serdang, Selangor. The roof top garden consists of 3 major components which is a rain shelter, a reticulated hydroponic growing system via Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) and a chiller system to chill and control nutrient-water temperature in the fe...
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Nutrient film technique (NFT) is a hydroponic technique, whereby a very shallow stream of water containing all the dissolved nutrients required for plant growth is re-circulated past the bare roots of plants in a watertight gully, also known as channels. Problems commonly associated with NFT hydroponic system such as water temperature, can easily i...
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The management of variability is a very important aspect of precision farming in order to achieve optimum production costs and yields in rice production. It starts from the land preparation, seeding, crops care and maintenance until harvested by farmers. Each process has a unique requirement for managing existing field variability. The use of chemi...
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This work reports the development of a precision farming technology package by the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) and the willingness of Malaysian farmers to adopt to the technology. Specifically, this work touches on the efforts to reduce fertilizer use in large-scale paddy production. The precision farming techn...
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Food security, self-sufficiency level and pursuance of environmental stewardship have long been emphasized as the mainstay of Malaysia’s national agendas for development. Achieving all three essentials requires an agricultural sector that is robust to vagaries of nature and market. Current global trends have seen the focus on production and manufac...
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Malaysia's recent national agendas are primed toward achieving triple-bottom line development, in-line with principles stipulated in the SDGs. Achieving this will require an agricultural sector that is robust, efficient and cost effective. Malaysia's agricultural sector is distinguished by its dichotomous nature; primary commodities such as oil pal...
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A delicate balance must be achieved between socioeconomic development and protection of the environment. Under the SDG, a set of 17 goals were introduced to achieve this triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental objectives. Food production cannot continue in its "business as usual" setting and requires intervention in the form of tec...
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Malaysia is a 'newly-industrialized' country that relies heavily on its exports of oil and is a major producer of palm oil and rubber. Due to favorable geographical attributes, renewable resources such as hydroelectric, solar and biomass provides attractive alternatives to dependence on fossil fuels. Fuel diversification policies were introduced in...
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The drying behavior and performance of an industrial inclined bed dryer on the quality of paddy were evaluated. A mixed of MARDI's paddy variety (MR 220 CL2 and MR 219) was used and the study was carried out on a local paddy mill located at Yan, Kedah, Malaysia. Factors such as drying parameters and moisture content reduction of paddy throughout th...
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A converted trailer-based peanut dryer was tested to determine its suitability and performance for drying biomass materials. These small-scale drying devices are capable of transporting, storing and dry biomass after harvest. Corn stover was dried from a range of initial moisture content of 14 to 31% down to 6%. Corn cobs were dried from 22% to 9%...

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