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JUBILANT AMONG FARMERS RECEIVING IS21

MACHANG, JULY 24TH 2022:Dr. Nagulendaran A/L Kangayatkarusu, Deputy Secretary General (Planning & Science Culture), MOSTI, was attending for the handing over ceremony of the new Paddy Seed IS21 to the farmers of the Machang Area Farmers' Organisation on July 24th, 2022 at the Bukit Tiu Sawah Site, Machang, Kelantan.

The MOSTI program was implemented in collaboration with the Lembaga Pertubuhan Peladang Kelantan in conjunction with the Jelajah Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia (JAKM), held from 22 to 24 July 2022 at the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium Compound in Kota Bharu.

The distribution of IS21 rice seeds to the farmers is one of the corporate social responsibility efforts for the people of Kelantan, reflecting Nuclear Malaysia research for the people.

This impactful program is expected to improve strategic collaboration and rapport between Nuklear Malaysia and local communities.

 

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IS21 SEEDS BOOSTS ENDAU COMMUNITY INCOME

ENDAU, MARCH 9, 2022– The Prime Minister handed over 500 bags of IS21 paddy seeds weighing 20kg each to the farmers in Endau, Johor. The seeds were produced by Nuclear Malaysia through the use of nuclear technology. Precedingly, similar event was also completed by the Prime Minister on Nov 20th, 2021 in Sekinchan, Selangor.

Also present at the ceremony was Dato' Sri Dr. Adham bin Baba, Minister of Science, Technology dan Innovation (MOSTI), as well as senior officers from MOSTI and Nuclear Malaysia.

According to the report, the IS21 paddy is said to be 20% cost effective ratio in comparison with other seeds, while also yielding up to 9 tons for each harvesting season. The seed is expected to improve yield by up to 67% higher than the average national yield.  Endau community as the recipient will benefit by earning more in the long run.