The introduction of pioneer project, contract farming project and encouragement to develop enterprises are among the new initiatives by the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism to encourage the public to venture in agriculture and for existing farmers to increase their respective products.
The Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism said the pioneer site project has been introduced to provide opportunities to entrepreneurs or farmers including interested youths to venture into the field of agriculture. To date, 46 entrepreneurs including 16 youths were offered sites under the pioneer scheme project, involving more than 290 hectares of agricultural land. The contract farming programme aimed to ensure farmers can sell their products through a long-term contract with local supermarkets and wholesalers as well as for export. Since its introduction, 11 farming industry entrepreneurs has ventured into contract farming with local markets to market their products.
Source: Radio Television Brunei