Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, YB. Dato ‘Salahuddin Bin Ayub has come to visit the MADA exhibition booth in conjunction with the 2019 National Rice Crop Conference held at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang. The Honorable Minister of Agriculture was accompanied by the Director of Rice Division, Mr Haji Kamaruddin Dahuli along with Mr Jaafar Zakaria (Icon of MADA Farmers) to the exhibition booth, followed by a presentation by Mrs Nik Fazlina on “The Development of Large Scale Rice Industry in Young Areas”.

Mr. Jaafar Zakaria, a native of Kerpan, Kedah has started cultivating activities in the Rice Industry for the past 35 years and has now achieved a net income of over RM50,000 a season and he has been awarded the 2019 Distinguished Poisoners Award in conjunction with the 2019 National Rice Farmers Conference.