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KUALA LUMPUR: The government will expand the cultivation of kenaf in the country, including west coast states, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali.

He said 1,977.36 hectares have been cultivated with the non-food fibre crop to date, and concentrated more in the east coast states involving 1,357 growers.

"Currently, the price for one tonne of kenaf is RM500 and each hectare yields up to 10 tonnes in a period of four months.

SETIU, July 18 -- The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry (KPPK) is targeting 1000 hectares (ha) of kenaf cultivation in Terengganu by the end of the year.
Its minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said the crop was currently being grown on over 391.6 ha of land in Terengganu, and he was optimistic that the target could be achieved, as the state had more than 8,000 parcels of idle land.
"We hope to attract the interest of young university graduates to get involved in the plantation sector...a massive campaign should be carried out to encourage them to venture into kenaf cultivation.

JITRA (June 15): The government, through the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities, is allocating Prihatin aid worth RM968,680 for kenaf growers impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic nationwide.
Its Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said the aid involves 1,357 growers covering 1,937 hectares (ha) under kenaf cultivation.
"The allocation, channelled through the National Kenaf and Tobacco Board (LTKN), is provided in the form of agriculture input at the rate of RM500 for each hectare under kenaf cultivation," he said in a statement in conjunction with a visit to LKTN Kedah today.