Fama distributes 50,000 flood kits to affected states


A view of the crowd at the MyAgrosis New Breed Marketing Entrepreneur (NBME) programme at Politeknik Seberang Perai in Bukit Mertajam.

Its chairman Ishak Ismail said each flood kit contained 23 items, which included biscuits, bihun, instant noodle and sardines as well as tableware such as cups, bowls and plates.

“The flood kits have been given out to the states involved as an early measure to help flood victims together with other agencies,” he told a press conference on Wednesday.

Ishak also said the supply of raw materials was sufficient for the upcoming Christmas and new year.

“For raw items such as vegetables, we are not at a critical level as we have enough supplies.

“As for meat supply, we depend a lot on imported meat, so there is no need to worry,” he added.

Earlier, Ishak launched the state-level Agrobazaar Online Challenge 2019 at Dewan Seri Mutiara, Politeknik Seberang Perai in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

Agrobazaar Online Challenge 2019 is open to New Breed Marketing Entrepreneur (NBME) and MyAgrosis club members, which comprise higher education institutions (IPT) students in Penang from January to June next year.

“For this programme, Fama has cooperated with five IPTs through the signing of Certificate of Cooperation (CoC) to give birth to more new entrepreneurs who have just graduated from IPT and also to reduce the reliability of fresh graduates on a payroll,” Ishak said.

Ishak (front row fifth left) flanked by Ahmad (on his right), Politeknik Seberang Perai director Mohd Fisal Haroon, with officials and grant recipients after launching the Agrobazaar Online Challenge 2019 programme at Politeknik Seberang Perai in Bukit Mertajam. — MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star
Ishak (front row fifth left) flanked by Ahmad (on his right), Politeknik Seberang Perai director Mohd Fisal Haroon, with officials and grant recipients after launching the Agrobazaar Online Challenge 2019 programme at Politeknik Seberang Perai in Bukit Mertajam. — MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star

The IPTs involved are Politeknik Seberang Perai, Politeknik METrO Tasek Gelugor, Rektor UiTM Penang, Politeknik Balik Pulau and Kolej Komuniti Bayan Baru.

“These IPTs are club members of MyAgrosis, which is a platform to create the ‘Job Creator’ phenomenon among fresh graduates by providing them opportunities and spaces to earn a source of income,” he said.

The NBME program is an initiative by Fama (Agrobazaar Online) to provide a platform for MyAgrosis members.

The university students involve themselves in the Agro-Based Industry Entrepreneur Development Programme (IAT) through Agrobazaar Online, an online platform for selling mainly agricultural products.

Fama is aiming for the number of MyAgrosis members to exceed 50,000 by mid 2019.

“Currently, we have 42,600 MyAgrosis members and we hope that the number will continue to increase next year,” he said.

Entrepreneur Mohd Fadhil Ibrahim of Dafani Food (right) talking to students during the ‘Business Matching’ session at Politeknik Seberang Perai.
Entrepreneur Mohd Fadhil Ibrahim of Dafani Food (right) talking to students during the ‘Business Matching’ session at Politeknik Seberang Perai.

Ishak hoped that Agrobazaar Online would be a centre for collecting agriculture products that would become a trend among young people.

“I hope that one day, Agrobazaar Online will be at the same position as the Lazada online store,” he said.

He added that people would get to purchase their agriculture products at a lower price as middlemen would not be involved.

Also present at the event were Fama director-general Datuk Ahmad Ishak, Penang Fama director Habibah Sulaiman and representatives from the IPTs involved.

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