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FAMA Opens Ramadan Bazaar In Kota Bharu

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KOTA BHARU – The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) has set up 20 stalls selling various types of ‘colek’ (local delicacies) during the month of Ramadan in Dataran Bandar Raya here. The bazaar operates from 6 pm to midnight daily. FAMA Kelantan director Mohd Ariffin Awang said the bazaar provided an opportunity for youths to…

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JBD Sales To Hit RM250 Million – FAMA

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MELAKA – The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) expects the sales recorded through the Kitchen Savings Programme (JBD) nationwide to reach RM250 million by year-end. FAMA Deputy Director-General (Development) Mansor Omar said so far the sales of 27 essential items reached RM30.5 million in three months since January, and the figure is expected to rise…

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Fruit Consumption Among Malaysians Dwindling – FAMA

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MELAKA – Malaysians are eating fewer fruits and the young people among them do not even know the kind of fruits and vegetables available in the country, according to the Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority. Fama Melaka director Che Samudin (rpt) Samudin Hassan said the people only ate 63 kg of fruits per capita annually or…

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FAMA Helps Transforming Small Sundry Shop Into ABR1M

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TAWAU – The Agrobazaar Rakyat 1Malaysia (ABR1M) programme introduced by the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) has successfully transformed rural retail entrepreneurs whose profits have doubled. It was acknowledged by ABR1M entrepreneurs here who are also a married couple, Hasbin Mahmud, 41, and Nuraisya Firman, 26, who started with a small sundry shop in Kampung…

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FAMA Targets RM1 Mln Sales At Singapore Halal Fest 2018

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JOHOR BAHRU – The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) is targeting sales of RM1 million at the Singapore Halal Fest 2018, given the huge potential of Malaysian products in the republic. Johor Agriculture, Agro-based Industry, Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative Committee Chairman Ismail Mohamed said 49 local entrepreneurs would be taking part in the four-day exposition…

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FAMA Offers Cheap Price For Food Items At “Jualan Jimat Belanja Dapur”

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SUNGAI PETANI – The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority’s (FAMA) “Jualan Jimat Belanja Dapur” at Dataran Tsunami, Kota Kuala Muda near here, offers essential food items up to 20 per cent cheaper than market price. Kuala Muda FAMA officer Mohd Fauzi Hashim said the Sungai Petani FAMA Operations Centre is offering 16 food items, such as…

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Pre-Syawal FAMA Farmers’ Markets Offer Price Savings

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KUALA LUMPUR – Members of the public are given the opportunity to buy essential goods to celebrate the Hari Raya Aidilfitri with price reductions of between five and 20 per cent through the Pre-Syawal Farmers’ Market Special Sales throughout the country. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the special sales…

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Johor FAMA To Open 15 Special Pre-Aidilfitri Pasar Tani

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TANGKAK – Fifteen special pre-Aidilfitri pasar tani (farmers’ markets) will open across Johor from this June 21 to 24 to facilitate consumers obtaining the essential food items required to prepare for the Hari Raya celebration. State Agriculture, Agro-based Industry, Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Committee chairman, Ismail Mohamed said these special pasar tani would offer goods…

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Musang King In Season In Raub Now – FAMA

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KUANTAN – Durian lovers can go to Raub to savour the highly sought after Musang King which is now in season.  According to the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) state director Hasan Jusoh, the durian was fruiting earlier than the usual season from April to August. “Last week, the farm price of Musang King dropped…

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Production Of ‘Harum Manis’ Mangoes Affected By El Nino – FAMA

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KOTA BAHARU – The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) expects a 60 per cent drop in the production of Harum Manis mangoes this year following the El Nino phenomenon. FAMA Deputy Director-General (Development) Mansor Omar said the agency was not able to export mangoes to Japan because of the need to meet domestic demand. “Last…

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Permanent Farmers’ Market To Set Up In Sabah

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KOTA KINABALU – The Sabah branch of the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) plans to set up four Farmers’ Markets (Pasar Tani) permanently in the state to market their products directly to consumers. Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Yahya Hussin said Kota Kinabalu, Tawau, Sandakan dan Keningau are the locations proposed for the setting…

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FAMA Plans Legal Action Against Non-Compliance Of GPL Regulations

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TASEK GELUGOR – The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) plans to take legal action against those failing to comply with the Grading, Packaging and Labelling (GPL) regulation. FAMA Director of Enforcement Division, Mohd Nawawi Harun said stern action must be taken because there were still traders who did not follow the GPL direction. “FAMA plans…

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