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Plant Factories Can Become Big Industry In Five Years – MARDI

by November 8, 2016 General

Datuk Dr Sharif Haron (Bernama file pix)
SERDANG, Nov 8 (Bernama) — Plant factories can become a major industry in future within a period of five years, in efforts to ensure sufficient food supply in the country.

Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) director-general, Datuk Dr Sharif Haron said this latest technology in urban farming practice had been used in some countries including Singapore to overcome the problem of shortage of agriculture land.

“This concept which is suitable for greens is also cleaner as it does not use pesticide as the vegetables are grown in buildings compared to open farming…..