Farmers can benefit from investment fund, says Salahuddin


Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Salahuddin Ayub says the Bernas contract for rice importing and food safety expires in 2021 and his ministry is looking for suitable replacements. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 10, 2019.

FARMERS are likely to benefit from profit earned by Padiberas Nasional Bhd (Bernas) or any other parties that will be granted a rice Permit Import (AP) with Bernas’s current contract expiring in January 2021.

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Salahuddin Ayub said his ministry planned to allocate part of the profit into the farmers’ investment fund for their welfare, including fishermen.


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