Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Modern agriculture training, skills centre to be set up

Posted by Smookiekins On 4/18/2012 08:37:00 AM

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman said he has recently held discussion with an institution to set up a centre for modern agriculture training and skills to train youths in Sabah under the Young Agro Businessmen (YAB) project.

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman

The setting up of the centre is to produce modern farmers and to provide opportunities to youths and school leavers in the State to become successful modern farmers, Musa said, at the official opening of the Sandakan Area Farmers Organization’s new office and its 9th Annual General Meeting in Bandar Labuk Jaya.

“The State Government is committed and working closely with the Federal Government in taking measures to boost the agriculture industry in the State to enable it to give maximum impact to drive the development of the State to a higher level,” he said.

Musa added that the State Agriculture Director had met him to request for a piece of land of two to three acres in Sandakan to build a training and marketing centre.

Sabah Agriculture

“In principle, I agreed to the request because our youths who are unemployed , can be trained to become agriculture entrepreneurs. Today, the agriculture sector is a lucrative venture and can generate high returns,” Musa, who is also State Finance Minister, said.

The State and Federal Barisan Nasional Governments have always implemented development projects and programmes for the benefit of the people, he added.

Since 1993, the Government has allocated RM29 million to set up 25 Farmers Organization offices throughout the State and thus I am urging them to fully utilize these premises to provide the best services to members in their respective areas, Musa said.

In the context of the State Government, the existence of two farmers organizations with a total membership of 56,000 people will not only serve as a complement to help the government develop the economic sector but also contribute towards progress and modernization of the agricultural sector, thus raising the standard of living of the people in the State, Musa said.

Meanwhile, Musa also presented the 2011 Successful Farmers Awards, Excellent Student Awards to children of Sandakan Area Farmers Organization members, assistance for the admission to a university first degree programme and “Jasamu Dikenang” recipients during the function.

Among those present were Farmers’ Organization Authority of Malaysia chairman, Dato Haji Zainal Dahalan, Sandakan Area Farmers Organization Board of Directors chairman, Haji Hamdan Hamid, Sandakan Municipal Council president, Datuk James Wong, Assistant Minister to Chief Minister, Datuk Edward Khoo, Libaran Member of Parliament, Datuk Juslie Ajirol and Gum Gum State Assemblyman, Datuk Zakaria Haji Edris.

Source: New Sabah TImes


  1. The agriculture industry can be developed into a much more modern industry which would appeal more youths to participate.

    1. melalui penggunaan kaedah moden pasti industri ini boleh berkembang dengan pesat.

  2. Hopefully more unemployed youths in the state will take this opportunity to participate in the agriculture sector.

    1. belia harus menceburkan diri dalam bidang ini, kerana potensi yang ada memang besar.

  3. Kalau ada tempat untuk training boleh la upgrade skills

  4. Sabah negeri yang luas, memang berpotensi untuk majukan industri pertanian.

  5. usaha untuk meningkatkan skill dan teknologi dalam bidang ini memang wajar dibuat.

  6. latihan dalam bidang ini dpt meningkat kemahiran dan menggalakkan belia menceburi bidang ini.

  7. Sabah mempunyai potensi dan peluang yang cerah dalam sektor pertanian.. oleh sebab itu kerajaan bertungkus lumus memajukan sektor ini setanding dengan sektor2 lain.. para belia yang masih buntu dengan masa depan mereka, eloklah menyahut atau memanfaatkan bantuan2 yang telah disediakan oleh kerajaan..


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