FAMA’s agricultural food fest will give exposure to farming community

Uggah visits a stall selling bitter gourd fritters accompanied by (from left) Awang Johari, Shahid and Chai.

KUCHING, July 25: The state government is grateful to the Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (FAMA) for its continuous effort to help local farmers, breeders and fishermen.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the agency, through the organising of its agricultural food fest, will provide a good venue for vegetable planters, farm animal breeders, as well as the fishing community to sell their produce.

“This is in line with the state government’s policy that whatever farmers had planted, animals bred and fishes caught by fishermen, could be sold to get an income,” he said at the launching of the two-day Sarawak Agricultural Food Fest at the old state Legislative Assembly building, here, today.

State FAMA director Shahid Abu Bakar, permanent secretary to the Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Ministry Awang Johari Awang Mustapha, state Agriculture director Dr Alvin Chai and state Veterinary Services director Dr Adrian Susin were present. — DayakDaily