01 June 2022 – TDM Berhad through its Plantation Division, TDM Plantation Sdn. Bhd. (TDMP), today officiated its newest development of cash crop plantation, namely the chilli cultivation project, in collaboration with Pertubuhan Peladang Kawasan (PPK) Kuala Langat at the Tayor Estate. This initiative is a part of the company’s strategic business plan to make productive use of unplanted areas and explore additional revenue streams through the cultivation of cash crops. Present to officiate the collaboration project in the presence of TDM Executive Director Haji Najman Kamaruddin, TDMP Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Encik Hamdan Ibrahim and PPK Kuala Langat Chairman Encik Abdul Razak Kasbollah was Terengganu Agriculture, Food Industry, Plantation, Commodity and Rural Development Committee Chairman YB Dr. Azman Ibrahim.
TDMP previously inked an agreement with PPK Kuala Langat to form a partnership in the company’s chilli cultivation project. The agreement calls for PPK Kuala Langat to collaborate with TDMP in managing its chilli cultivation venture at a five-acre trial plot area of TDMP’s Tayor Estate on a turn-key basis and provide operational as well as technical advisory services throughout the project period, which will commence for a period of two years.
PPK Kuala Langat has been nurturing 20,000 polybags of chillies cultivated through the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) smart farming solutions – a system built for monitoring crop fields with the help of sensors and automating the irrigation system – since October 2021. This IoT smart farming system is promised to provide premium quality produce and improve production yields while reducing operational costs.
Also present at the venue were the Board of Directors of TDM and PPK Kuala Langat, Terengganu Lembaga Pertubuhan Peladang (LPP) Director Puan Hasmila Abas, Terengganu Agriculture Department Director Encik Zulkepli Amin Mat Jusoh, Kuala Terengganu Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) Manager Encik Mohd Ridwan Azizan and Management Teams of TDM, TDMP, as well as PPK Kuala Langat.
TDM is determined to maintain its momentum by capitalising on post-pandemic opportunities within the agriculture sector to accelerate growth and deliver added value to its shareholders. The company is currently looking to establish more strategic collaborations to expand its chilli project and utilise the remaining identified potential land.