01/03/2012

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MALAYSIA: Risda to receive RM327 million allocation in 2012

He said the money would also be used to assist farmers buy fertiliser and seeds. He said he hoped the assistance would help rubber smallholders increase yield per hectare from 1,153 kilogrammes annually to 1,600 kilogrammes. He added that if the 1,600kg yield target was achieved, rubber smallholders would be able to earn monthly incomes of at least RM2,500 by 2015 and RM4,000 by 2020.Source: "Bernama" (Malaysian National News Agency), Kuala Lumpur; 24 Dec 2011(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)

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