The Malaysian Minister of Agriculture Modernisation, Native Land and Regional Development, Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah, has urged the Kabuloh Agriculture Research Centre to carry out more research and development on cross breeding of local durians. The aim is to improve their taste.
Uggah, who visited the Kabuloh Agriculture Research Centre here on Saturday, said the centre was suitable to carry out R&D in the state for durians such as native species like Durian Tembaga. Uggah also called for more R&D to be done on other crops such as mangoes, pineapple and coffee.
The Kabuloh centre was set up in 1963 and has an area of 552 hectares of which, among others, 242 hectares are for crop research and 259 hectares for a permanent food production park (Taman Kekal Pengeluaran Makanan).