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The Modern Agriculture Project

Written on 13/05/2013 09:11

The Kluang Modern Agriculture Project was inspired by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad during his visit to the Royal Agriculture College (RAC), United Kingdom.

This prime project is a leading project in efforts to produce foods and as a pioneer project of large-scale mixed farming, which is commercially managed using technology and the latest agricultural practices.

On February 12, 2004, the project was launched by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. A total of 21 companies have been approved by the Cabinet to participate in this project.

The size of this project is 9000 acres of which 3,202 acres are located in Padang Hijau, 203 acres in the Ayer Hitam Agricultural Center while an area covering 5,595 acres are in Ayer Hitam Animal Breeding Centre and the Kluang Institute of Animal, Johor.

Through the implementation of the Kluang Modern Agriculture Project, the nation's food production is expected to increase and directly add to the supply of food for domestic consumption and simultaneously reduce the food import bill of the country.

In addition, this project also emphasizes the importance of utilization of the appropriate and latest technology in the agricultural industry to obtain more results, of better and consistent quality.

Kluang Modern Agriculture Project is a model of modern economic scale project in which it can generate economic growth in the agricultural sector and able to provide opportunities for employment and business.

The involvement of private sector in this project, which is managed commercially and with the latest technological experience in the agricultural sector, could impart expertise and skills to more breeders, fishermen and farmers.

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