Malaysia: First agriculture product collection center to open next month

The first agriculture production collection center (APCC), run by the Rural Development Corporation (KPD), will open its doors next month. The collection center can cater for up to 50 metric tons of high-value agricultural products such as fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers at any given time.

Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan said the collection center would finally resolve marketing issues and elevate economic standards among Kundasang's vegetable farmers.

The APCC is expected to be launched by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor. "Farmers lack the proper channel to market their products, leaving many with little alternatives but to discard them. It is such a waste of time and money for them.

"Additionally, our local farmers have always been victims of middlemen who buy their produce at a far lesser price, thus reducing the farmers' income. Therefore, the construction of an APCC in Kundasang is relevant and timely to ensure our farmers always have buyers while also meeting increasing demands for fresh vegetables and fruits," he said after visiting the center.

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