Financial aid and training for youth in agriculture


SHAH ALAM, AUG 2: Youth with interest in agriculture as a career now have the opportunity to receive financial aid not exceeding RM30,000 each.

Infrastructure, Public Amenities, Agricultural Modernisation and Agro-Based Industries Exco Zaidy Abdul Talib said the assistance will be given in the form of equipment to those who have started their projects.

“We want to help them increase their productivity and quality of the produce,” he said at the Selangor State Assembly.

He was replying a question by Batu Tiga Assemblyman Rodziah Ismail regarding support provided for the youth in agriculture.

Zaidy said for the purpose of assisting youth in agriculture, three main programmes have been created, namely, Program Agro Generasi Muda (AGROGEMS), Program Ladang #SmartSelangor and Kebun Komuniti.

“We also organise seminars and provide training courses to those who have not started their project.

“Among these programmes are Fertigation Concept of Planting, Chicken and Goat Breeding for Meat, Salt and Fresh Water Fish Breeding as well as Kelulut Bee Breeding.

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