The Ministry of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development has been allocated RM87 million by the state government to continue with existing and/or to carry out new agricultural development programs. Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah has stated that the amount included RM50 million for its Agriculture Facilitation Fund.
“The allocation will allow us to develop more fruit and vegetables grown by fertigation, breeding, inland fishery and other programs and activities for the people,” he has stated. Uggah, who is also Deputy Chief Minister, said the government’s objective is to ensure that rural people can become quality and quantity food producers apart from allowing them to generate stable income.
“This is in line with the state’s agenda to be a net food and food product exporter by 2030. More supporting programs like the setting up of food terminals and Collecting, Processing and Collecting Centres (CPPCs) and other facilities are in the pipeline,” he added.
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