Boost for farmers


Sim (fourth from right) flying a drone that is being used as a fertiliser dispenser at the Aqina Fruits Plantation Sdn Bhd pineapple plantation in Kampung Sungai Sam. — Photo: THOMAS YONG/The Star

PONTIAN: The government has allocated RM150mil in Budget 2020 to help oil palm farmers venture into integrated farming.

Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Sim Tze Tzin said 75% of Malaysia’s agricultural area was for oil palm plantations, which could affect the farmers if palm oil price dropped.

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