Navtej Bal, Director and CEO of Ironwood Institute was delighted to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Mr Nordin Abdul Malek from the Insitute Agro Usahawan (iGrow) of Malaysia today. This understanding starts a new partnership between Australian and Malaysian training institutes that specialise in agribusiness and horticulture education. The MoU was signed at the Government of South Australian Department of State Development offices in Adelaide where they were supported by various organisations including the Honorary Consul of Malaysia in South Australia, Study Adelaide, ACPET, 4 ways Fresh, and the Primary Industries Skills Council of SA.
iGROW is a Malaysian based agricultural vocational training institute that is engaged in providing a range of training programs at Certificate Level for Agriculture and Plantation Workers and Junior Technician Agriculture and professional services in Malaysia. IGROW deliver a wide range of training programs and is focused on achieving practical outcomes that contribute to food, water security and agro tourism.
Ironwood and iGROW intend to develop co-operation and collaboration in research, training and education. They aim to explore opportunities for the delivery of specific projects relating to training and education services, Master class training, study tours, on-farm research and development across a range of subject matters and disciplines including organic farming, hydroponics, aquaculture, crop agronomy and farming systems development, livestock production, agriculture tourism and crop husbandry.
The CEO of Ironwood is travelling to Malaysia with the Department of Statement Development South East Asian Mission to further the progress of the MoU in the next week.