The Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA) and Putra Agricultural Centre (PPP) of Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Campus (UPMKB) will be conducting the Sarawak State Level RISDA Agrofood Program (JPAMN) for the implementation of the Poultry and Quail Farming Project.
Sarawak RISDA Director Shaharuddin Saberi said the program is an initiative by RISDA to respond to the government's call in the National Agrofood Policy 20212030.
He said it was an effort to reduce reliance on imported goods, instead boosting the country's food industry.
"It thus leads to an increase in the level of profitability and results in a more efficient, sustainable and resilient agricultural production process," he said during a visit by Sarawak RISDA with smallholders, representatives of the Bintulu Division Veterinary Service Department and the Sarawak Agriculture Department Bintulu Division to PPP UPMKB here, recently.
A total of five smallholders from Kampung Sungai Selamak and Kampung Sepadok Bintulu were involved in the Agrofood Project for Poultry and Quails through collaboration with UPMKB.
Also present were Deputy Director of PPP UPMKB Associate Professor Dr Amy Halimah Rajaee, Head of Livestock and Aquaculture Division Dr Carlina Freddie Simol@Rachellynna, Head of Crop and Forestry Division of Nalong Buda, Head of Services, Farm Engineering and
Landscape Sat Maling, Agriculture Officer Dr Zaidi Suif, Assistant Agriculture Officer, Josephine Jawai Makos and Photographer Muhammad Iqbal Hidayat.
Also present were representatives of Bintulu Division Veterinary Services Department, Lusat Aneng Apoi and Alex Ding from the Department of Agriculture Sarawak, Bintulu Division.
At the same time, PPP UPMKB conveyed its special appreciation to UPMKB Campus Director Professor Dr Shahrul Razid Sarbini who has always encouraged and supported PPP UPMKB.
"It is hoped that the cooperation can be continued with other agencies in line with the country's commitment to develop the economy and increase progress in the agriculture and animal husbandry sectors," he said.
Date of Input: 03/04/2023 | Updated: 04/04/2023 | lanz
97008 Bintulu, Sarawak,