65 AGROGEMS participants accepted nearly RM1 million in aid


SHAH ALAM, AUG 28: Almost RM1 million has been received by 65 Selangor Youth Agro Programme (AGROGEMS) participants.

Public Facilities and Infrastructure, Agriculture, Modernisation and Agro-based Industry Exco Zaidy Abdul Talib said the aid, which amounted to RM942,132 was given in the form of agricultural equipment.

“Receipients consist of those who have started agricultural projects such as chilli, vegetables and fruits, cattle and goats, and also fish farming (aqua-culture),” he said.

He gave the statement during the official closing event of Crop Fertigation Technology Course at the Carlton Holiday Hotel & Suites on August 26.

Zaidy said various courses and training is available to anyone interested to venture into the agricultural sector.

“Especially the young generation who have not started agricultural projects but are interested and experienced.

“There are courses and training for planting crops based on fertigation, also goat and fish farming,” he said.