Farmers Association Board urged to improve
Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Ismail has urged the Sabah Farmers Association Board (LPP) to grab every opportunity to improve and equip themselves with the necessary skills. He also encouraged every LPP member to practise working principles in organization as well as perform all their duties conscientiously. “I would like to say here that you must do it right the first time, never settle for less than the best,” said Abdul Rahim when launching the Quality Day for the Sabah Farmers Association Board here yesterday. “It is very important to enhance your skills and implement the latest technology in the agricultural sector so that you can make positive contribution to the State and country,” he added. According to Abdul Rahim, the Government is focusing on the agriculture sector to help improve the living standard of the people, especially the rural folks. Thus, he urged farmers and livestock breeders to constantly improve their paddy and livestock yields in order to improve their family’s economy. “The Government is seriously developing the agriculture sector and this can been seen from the establishment of the Sabah Development Corridor,” said Rahim. During the event, Abdul Rahim presented the Sabah Farmers Association Board Quality Award 2007 to 11 LPP branches.
Kamisah Ahmad received the Quality Leadership Award and Jamdin Abdullah the Best Speaker Award. Kamisah was the only woman who received an award during the Quality Day celebration.
During the event, Abdul Rahim also launched a book entitled “Apa Kata Y.B. Menteri Pertanian & Industri Makanan Negeri Sabah Jilid 10”.
Also present were both, Assistant Agriculture and Food Industry Ministers, Datuk Bobbey Suan and Datuk Japlin Akim as well as Sabah Farmers Association Board director Kamalrul Badri Mat Ali.