BY: NAZLI IBRAHIM
MERU, SEP 26: More than 700 types of seedlings of various types of trees were sold out within a day, especially Musang King.
Infrastructure, Public Amenities, Agricultural Modernisation and Agro-Based Industries Exco Zaidy Abdul Talib said this shows an increase in people who are involving themselves in agriculture today.
“This is a good thing as many people are now interested to farm. They come here to get seeds and seedlings.
“The same goes for other programmes like Jelajah Infra Tani and Agrofest where we mostly sell seedlings and seeds to provide a ready source,” he said during the Farmers’ Day Meet Customers and Incentive Presentation Day 2016 at Klang Agriculture Centre on September 25.
He said, besides selling seedlings, the 2-day programme also achieved its objective of providing an opportunity to agro-based entrepreneurs to promote their products and premises.
Earlier in the event, while delivering his opening speech, Zaidy informed that the State Government has collaborated with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) to conduct research on the best method in ensuring sustainability of food resources in Selangor.
He said that the research is a long-term measure to reduce dependability on food supplies from abroad.