BINTULU: The concept of agriculture stations in the state will be reviewed, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.
“This was to ensure they remained relevant and in sync with the state objective to modernise the sector,” he who is also the Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development said when visiting Sg. Sebiew Agriculture Training Centre, here.
He further said, there was now the need for such centres to have bigger land of at least 40 hectares.
“We want them to have demonstration areas to introduce modern farming methods.
“Now, many such centres have small land to effectively serve their purpose,” he said.
Apart from that, Uggah said, the emphasis now was on modern commercial farming in order to mobilise the smallholders.
“We want to plant or breed more so that we can export and not being importer all the time.
“I know this is going to be very challenging and I need all the assistance and feedback from all elected representatives.
“When the farmers could produce in great quantity for sale, they could have better income,” he added.