100 tonnes of greens sold in Johor since MCO


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 07 Apr 2020

JOHOR BARU: Some 100 metric tonnes of agricultural produce were sold across the state since the implementation of the movement control order (MCO), it was announced.

State Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said the produce, worth RM200,500 were sold at farmers’ markets.

The hot items included pineapples, cucumbers, red chillies and turnips, he said.

“The products will also be sold to other states through an online platform,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Vidyananthan said there were five permanent farmers’ markets (pasar tani kekal) in Johor under the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama).

They are Pasar Tani Kekal Datin Halimah, Pasar Tani Kekal Permas Jaya, Pasar Tani Kekal Bukit Gambir, Pasar Tani Kekal

Endau and Pasar Komuniti & Karavan Mersing.

Vidyananthan said the online platform enabled consumers to purchase agricultural products online and make pre-orders.

“The online platform encourages more farmers to sell their products as it helps minimise operational costs and gives them access to a larger market,” he said.

It was earlier reported that Johor Fama was planning to invest more in its Agrobazaar online service due to popular demand since the start of the MCO.

On Sunday, State Agriculture, Agro-based and Rural Development Committee chairman Datuk Samsolbari Jamali said online platforms served as a medium for the public to buy groceries without the need to leave their homes.

The Agrobazaar online app can be downloaded at the Apple app store, Google play store or www.agrobazaar.com.my.

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