MOA-media road trip to explore Sabah agriculture, agro-food industry
Last update: 12/07/2019
RANAU, July 12 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry (MOA) today launched a three-day media road trip programme to Sabah to explore the development of the agriculture industry and the potential of agro-foods in the state.
According to a statement by the MOA, the inaugural programme involved 60 participants comprising officials from the ministry and public relations officers in the departments and agencies as well as media practitioners in Sabah.
The trip will explore several districts in Sabah to promote and publicise the agro-food and agriculture industry in the state.
“Apart from that, it will also be a pre-publicity platform for the 2019 National Farmers, Breeders and Fishermen's Day (HPPNK2019) and the 2020 International Agriculture, Horticulture and Agrotourism Exhibition,” the statement said today.
Among the locations involved are the dairy cattle project at the Desa Cattle Dairy Farm in Kundasang, Ranau, paddy planting project in Kampung Tambatuon, Kota Belud and the aquaculture shrimp project by Sunlight Inno Seafood in Pitas.
The participants will also be exploring the stingray fish landing project at Kota Marudu, Datuk Yap Yun Fook plantation project in Keningau and boat transformation project by Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia in Kuala Penyu.
Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub, his deputy Sim Tze Tzin and ministry secretary-general Datuk Mohd Sallehhuddin Hassan will also be present at selected locations in the programme.