News | Rubber smallholders in Kedah told to improve production quality, income

KUALA LUMPUR: The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry has asked rubber smallholders in Kedah to improve the quality of their produce and income by getting involved and supporting various programmes implemented through the Malaysian Rubber Board.

The ministry said Kedah was one of the largest rubber-growing states in Malaysia with an area of 93,000ha cultivated by 68,370 smallholders.

Among the projects carried out by the government for smallholders is the Rubber Industry Transformation Project – a development project for Crip Rubber Processing Centre clusters nationwide which will be introduced to the upstream rubber industry.

“This project as a whole will be able to transform the smallholding sector by realising an integrated value chain of commercial-scale rubber supply.” — BERNAMA

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