It was in July that the Bulletin crossed paths with a lady named Sharifah Masri, who was undergoing a occupation changeover as a end result of telco marketplace transformation that took place in 2019.
Getting a one mother, Sharifah determined to bear an entrepreneurship programme beneath one particular of the People Enhancement Corporations (PDCs) shaped for the duration of the transformation, main her to agropreneurship.
She did not have to wait long as she was among the the 1st team of 20 men and women to embark on a chilli plantation scheme jointly initiated by the PDCs and Gropoint Sdn Bhd.
Gropoint via its sister firm Superfish Growers Sdn Bhd (SFG), is the producer of Melts Quality Musk Melons and Finer Greens for the manufacturing of lettuces and cherry tomatoes employing hydroponics at the farms of Agrotech Park in Tungku.
Beneath the programme, each and every agropreneur is allotted two greenhouses, measuring 320 square metres each individual, equipped with underground fertigation engineering provided by SFG. When SFG offers the specialized expertise, instruction and farming capabilities, the PDCs cope with the seed funding to kick start out the programme like the cost of the greenhouses.
Sharifah grabbed the prospect after going as a result of a microbusiness bootcamp, a sequence of briefings and visits to Superfish farm, as properly as sitting down with Business enterprise Enhancement Supervisor of SFG Nur Hazel Lim to explore the prospects of the enterprise.
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