Collection Centres To Solve Rural Farmers’ Perennial Logistics Marketing Problems – Junz

KOTA KINABALU : The launching of the first collection centre in Kota Marudu recently, as stipulated under Sabah Agriculture Blueprint during the Warisan-led state government, is extremely important to solve rural farmers’ perennial logistics marketing problems said Parti Warisan vice president, Datuk Junz Wong.

“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Sabah Agriculture Ministry and Koperasi Pembangunan Desa (KPD) for completing this initiative.

“I remembered how we started our brainstorming discussion with KPD on people-oriented projects development to help more rural farmers in ensuring their products reach the market, back on the12th of August 2019,” he said in a statement released here today.

The former state Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries said, back then
one major plan was to build the Proposed International Bazaar as centre to sell directly to the central market targeting locals, wholesales, downstream and tourists.

Junz said the other major plan included the setting up of 6 collection centres in major agriculture towns such as Keningau, Kundasang, Kota Marudu, Beaufort, Telupid and Lahad Datu.

“This can go a long way to help our rural farmers resolve logistics marketing challenges and cut down on middlemen taking advantage by offering a raw deal to rural farmers,” he concluded.