Tracking system for padi seeds

06 Jan 2021 / 11:30 H.

PASIR SALAK: The Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry, via the National Farmers’ Organisation (Nafas), has introduced a tracking system known as TrekBPS, for the supply of padi seeds approved by the government.

Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee said the system ensures that farmers use permitted padi seeds for a quality yield that can be sold at a reasonable price, Bernama reported.

“This system prevents suppliers from changing the seed bags, sold at a maximum of RM35 each, thus protecting farmers. The new approach has been adopted for the present planting season and we hope it will resolve the problem of seed shortage, price and quality,” he said yesterday.

Nafas public sector business director Saripol Baharin Karim said TrekBPS monitors everything from distribution to transactions between the producer, agent and farmer. He said the digital system using a Quick Response code is more systematic and transparent, with an additional packaging security feature.

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