Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Marketing plans for village farm produce and to revive KPD // 农产品需要市场销售计划和必须振兴农民合作社(KPD)




沙巴民主行动党哥打毛律负责人周梅香前往探访那巴鲁斗磨时说,导致沙巴甘榜农产品无法达到有规模发展,和农村种植园无法提升,是因为他们没有获得政府妥善的市场销售和协助。 这些农产品包括了水果,蔬菜和牲畜等。

陪同前往走访的有沙行动党州顾问邱庆洲,爱德华慕吉,李志强,沙回教党主席阿米努丁阿林,莱曼伊金(Laiman Ikin)和其他民联领袖。 民联团队走访斗磨场,并听取许多当地人和小贩们的心声,有些小贩在该斗磨场做买卖已有很长一段时间了。 他们告诉民联领袖说,那巴鲁的村民的确是无法大规模的进行种植农作物,因为是没有销售市场,他们甚至无法在每周的斗磨场售卖他们的产品。 他们说,如果没有人买,产品就会腐烂,特别是没有妥善的营销计划和没有州政府提供的援助。 周女士与一位售卖黄梨的妇女谈话,该妇女告诉她说,她在斗磨场一天只能卖出10粒黄梨,而一星期只能赚取RM20。 她说,她是很想耕种更多的黄梨,但是没有更好的市场让她售卖其产品。


The farm produce of the villages in Sabah has not been properly marketed with the help from the government, and this is the main reason that the villages are not keen to go into a larger scale of planting. These farm products from them included the essential food items, fruits, vegetables, live stocks etc.

The Sabah DAP Kota Belud representative Puan Catherine Chu Moi Hiong said this during her visit to the Nabalu Tamu ground with the Sabah DAP Advisor Hiew King Cheu, PAS Sabah Commissioner Hj Aminuddin Aling, Laiman Ikin, and other Pakatan Rakyat leaders. The PR group walked the Tamu ground and spoken to many of the local farmers and hawkers who are selling their produce in the Tamu. It is very true that the local villagers in Nabalu can not plant in large scale because of the small market, and they cannot even sell in the weekly Tamu fair. They said the products will go rotten if there are no buyers and especially there is no proper marketing plan or help rendered by the state government. Catherine Chu spoke to one of the lady who was selling pine apples, and the lady showed her that she can only sell ten pine-apples in the Tamu in a day. That is only RM20 in a week. She said she would like to plant more if there is someone to market it for her.


There are plenty other produce from these area like, Kuilu, Ranau, Tamparuli and kampongs where farm produce can be planted in large scale. The government did not have any plans to help the kampong farmers to increase their farm production and to assist them to market their produce. Many years ago, in Sabah there was the success story of KPD (Koperasi Pembangunan Desa) which was set up especially to improve the agriculture produce of the kampong folks and thereby increase their income to eradicate poverty. Very unfortunately, this was spoiled through bad management and policy changes. We still can remember during its peak operation time, there were large scales farming, planting, rearing of live stock and there were prosperity every way in the rural district in Sabah. The farmers still can recall that they earn handsome money through the various projects by KPD.

Catherine being a person who has vast knowledge in agriculture industry suggested that the government should consider to revive KPD and set up other scheme or establishment to aim at helping the kampong farmers to increase their agriculture production. This will help them out of poverty and it will be better than the BR1M. Their farm produce improved and income will also improve, it is going to be a long term benefits. Therefore, it is important to help the kampong folks to increase not only their production but also should help them on their market of the produce. Besides, the setting up of collection points and factories to process their products will also help. The large scale production of farm produce will bring handsome income for the state too. We can use this as main pusher to improve the state economy.

Catherine Chu Moi Hiong.

Pic: Catherine visiting the Nabalu Tamu ground.

农产品需要市场销售计划和必须振兴农民合作社(KPD)

沙巴民主行动党哥打毛律负责人周梅香前往探访那巴鲁斗磨时说,导致沙巴甘榜农产品无法达到有规模发展,和农村种植园无法提升,是因为他们没有获得政府妥善的市场销售和协助。 这些农产品包括了水果,蔬菜和牲畜等。

陪同前往走访的有沙行动党州顾问邱庆洲,爱德华慕吉,李志强,沙回教党主席阿米努丁阿林,莱曼伊金(Laiman Ikin)和其他民联领袖。 民联团队走访斗磨场,并听取许多当地人和小贩们的心声,有些小贩在该斗磨场做买卖已有很长一段时间了。 他们告诉民联领袖说,那巴鲁的村民的确是无法大规模的进行种植农作物,因为是没有销售市场,他们甚至无法在每周的斗磨场售卖他们的产品。 他们说,如果没有人买,产品就会腐烂,特别是没有妥善的营销计划和没有州政府提供的援助。 周女士与一位售卖黄梨的妇女谈话,该妇女告诉她说,她在斗磨场一天只能卖出10粒黄梨,而一星期只能赚取RM20。 她说,她是很想耕种更多的黄梨,但是没有更好的市场让她售卖其产品。

其实还很多其他农产品可以进行大规模的耕种,例如在Kuilu,兰瑙,担婆罗里和其他内陆区。 遗憾的都是州政府没有提供任何计划,以帮助乡村农民提升和增加其农业生产,以及协助他们推销其农产品。 许多年前沙巴州设立了农民合作社(Koperasi Pembangunan Desa)以提升甘榜人的农业生产,从而增加他们的收入以降低贫困率。但是非常不幸的是,由于不善的管理和政策的改变导致无法达成其目标。 大家应该仍然记得,当时在农民合作社的协助下,农民有大规模的种植各种农产品和饲养牲畜,提高沙巴州内陆甘榜区生活并且有很好的收入。此外有些农民仍然记得他们透过农民合作社的各种农业项目而获得很高的收入。

周女士是位拥有丰富知识有关农业发展的人士,因此她建议政府应考虑重振农民合作社,和设立其他农业计划和目标,以帮助农民增加其农业生产。 这方式将有效的帮助他们脱离贫困,而且比分派‘一马援助金’来的更加实际。 这可以协助他们和提高他们的收入,而且这是一个长期的利益。 因此,重要的是要提高他们的生产量,也帮助他们扩展农产品市场。此外设立收购站和农产品工厂来配合农民的产品,将会为国家带来可观的收入。 最主要的是可以提升村民的经济能力。

图:周梅香走访那巴鲁斗磨场