By Najihah Harun
MERSING - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) initiated a fertigation workshop, called Duta Jauhar 3.0 for about 30 villagers in Kampung Sawah Dato’, Mersing Johor, to highlight a Mersing project, Agriculture Transformation Scheme (MATS) that uses fertigation methods to plant Centil chilies.
MATS Director of Project, Ahmad Sofwan Abdul Razak said the main target was to get low-income villagers and those e-kasih participants to take part in the project.
“Among the main objectives of Duta Jauhar UPM 3.0 is to introduce this MATS project to help generate income for the community in Mersing and to respond to the idea by Johor Menteri Besar for us to join hands with UPM students as the agents of transformation of the society to carry out this project,” he said.
He also said the workshop which took about one month to prepare was held with the cooperation of Tenglu Subdistrict headman, Adam Ahmad, also known as Tok Adam and Kapung Sawah village head, Dato’, Hanafiah Junid.
The two-day workshop was moderated by UPM Lecturer from the Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. Dr. Aisyah Hassan, and the faculty’s Community Industry Network officer, Muhd Ghazali Satar. – UPM.
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