Sale initiative to ease farmers’ burden

Farmers harvesting matcha tea leaves in Fujieda, Shizuoka prefecture in Japan, on May 16, 2019. File photo: AFP

MIRI: Local farmers in this division who were unable to market their agricultural produce due to Covid-19 can send them to Agriculture Training Centre, Jalan Angsana Miri here (in front of St Joseph Cathedral).

This initiative is taken by the Miri division Agriculture Department through the

Area Farmers’ Organisation (PPK) to buy the produce.

“This is meant to ease the burden of the farmers and prevent them from further losses as they are unable to sell their produce due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the inability to sell, there are excesses of produce and this initiative can prevent such anomalies,” it said in a recent statement.

The venue is open from 8am to 4pm, from Monday to Wednesday for those wishing to purchase the products.

Meanwhile, farmers who wish to sell their products can do so from 8am to 4pm, from Monday to Friday.

For more information, contact Alex Ding at 014-5968209 and Norlida Rawi at 013-8375376.