Kuala Lumpur--Datuk Abdul Hamid Sawal, director-general of the Malaysian Rubber Board claims that two new technologies can increase rubber yields to over 1800 kg/ha/year. Abdul Hamid spoke at a press conference to mark he signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with RRIM-Consult Corp, Felcra Agro Industry Sdn Bhd and Hateg Corp Sdn Bhd. The MoU covers commercialisation of the two new technologies, known as G-Flex and Mortex.
Abdul Hamid, who is also chairman of RRIM-Consult Corp., said smallholders need to invest capital of around RM350 (â‚¬75) per hectare to buy the automated tapping equipment necessary to take advantage of the improved yields.
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