Anggang (centre) presents a certificate of participation to Loretta Anne Egah while Olivia (second left) and Joseph (right) look on.

TATAU: A total of 30 participants have received certificates for their participation in a human capital development course here last Thursday.

The programme, organised by Agro-Food Section of Bintulu Division Agriculture Department, took place at Rh Luvak Joo, Sungai Jelai here for three days from Aug 10 to 13.

Present to handover the certificates at the closing ceremony was Bintulu Division Agriculture Department acting officer Anggang Jimbun.

During the course, the participants had the opportunity to learn various things including how to make handicrafts from beads, the process of making salted eggs, and making various types of cakes, chips and noodles.

In addition, participants were also taught skills related to vegetable cultivation and fish farming in ponds.

Among others included a talk related to Covid-19 from the Tatau District Health Office.

According to Anggang, the course aimed to increase the standard of living of a family’s wellbeing as well as provide awareness to improve knowledge and skills in household management.

“With the course, it is hoped the participants can use agricultural products or local produce to be the product of choice that can generate family income,” she pointed out.

She also said the Department of Agriculture (DOA) is always ready to provide advisory services to participants.

She added, “Participants are expected to develop and increase their products for sale.

“Every product or produce sold should be of good quality and if the business grows, the DOA will consider giving out assistance if there is allocation available.”

Also present were Bintulu Division Agriculture Department’s head of Agro-Food Section, Olivia Aren as well as head of Tatau District Agriculture Office, Joseph Mawan.