Agrobank had distributed funds to 15 selected schools around Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Negeri Sembilan in conjunction with the bank’s Young Farmer Pals programme launched in March this year.
The programme which offers a total fund of RM240,000 is implemented to educate and instil the value of agriculture to 80 primary schools nationwide. Each school is allocated a sum of RM3,000 to initiate edu-farming activities via Agro-oriented curriculum clubs.
Agrobank president and chief executive officer Datuk Tengku Ahmad Badli Shah Raja Hussin said the programme is the bank’s initiative to develop an agriculture-based education that builds the capacity and stability of the agricultural sector in line with the country's green agenda according to the National Green Technology Policy.
Moreover, he added that the efforts taken are in accordance with the National Food Security Policy 2021-2025.
"In support of that, this programme, among others, will also prepare the younger generation to face challenges of the agro industry and food security.
"Nevertheless, Agrobank will stand firmly by the government in executing the nation’s plans for a greener and more sustainable future," he said in a statement.
The fund distribution was held during the celebration of Agrobank's corporate holiday 2023 here today, attended by stakeholders, representatives of corporate companies, agencies, and media friends.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency