Ministry to continue revitalising agro sector

KEPALA BATAS: The Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry will continue to rejuvenate the agriculture sector by increasing the involvement of the younger generation in its programmes.

Deputy Minister II Datuk Che Abdullah Mat Nawi said the government succeeded in increasing the involvement of young people in 2020 when a total of 1,149 people received grants amounting to RM21.7mil compared to 750 people in 2019 and 785 people in 2018.

For the Young Agropreneur Grant (GAM) programme, he said the ministry allocated RM15mil for 750 young entrepreneurs this year.

“Business courses are always being carried out to provide exposure to agriculture and agro-food entrepreneurs, as well as qualify them to receive grants of up to RM20,000.

“The involvement of more young people can help the ministry to raise production for the agriculture sector because these people are skilled in using modern technology, ” he said after opening the Young Agropreneur Business Plan Course here yesterday. — Bernama

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