Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

Salam Sejahtera & Salam 1Malaysia,

First of all, I would like to extend my gratitude to Allah SWT for His love and permission, as it still provides a healthy and extendable body of the body to enable me to convey a few words at the Muda Agricultural Development Authority Website (MADA ) for 2018.

The year 2017 has passed with full testing and challenge, I express my gratitude and pride to all MADA staff members for being able to respond to all the challenges. I also take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all MADA people for their efforts to achieve the Mission and Vision of MADA in 2017.

We often hear complaints that our working environment is challenging every year, growing complexity and increased customer expectations and hence giving us high working pressure. But that is the fact that we need to acknowledge that the movement in this era of globalization is fast and requires accurate and effective reaction and decision.

For the year 2018, I hope hopefully farmers can maintain the spirit and work momentum so that our goal of achieving rice targets this year is successful. The MADA also hopes that farmers will be able to join the Centralized Revenue Management Project (NKEA). Implementation of the Agriculture NKEA draws on many successes and challenges as well as outlines important lessons to learn and the next steps that need to be taken to achieve developed nation status.

In line with current challenges, all MADA staff should double their efforts by going down to meet with farmers. It is important for us to respond to the government’s call and aspiration in transforming the agricultural sector as it is a huge challenge. Moreover, it involves changes in the approach, practice and use of modern technology in agriculture.

With the strong support from all MADA citizens, I am convinced that we will be able to perform well and perfect work in order to achieve our goals and success in developing the agriculture industry across the Muda area.

Hence, I urge all MADA citizens that we can always inculcate positive attitudes, positive work culture, accept open-minded challenges so that we can always create a fun and rewarding work culture as we expect. And remember, it is important for us to bridge our struggle for the government’s agenda in ensuring that people and farmers can accept whatever planning they have planned for them.

Thank you.

Dato’ Fouzi bin Ali
MADA General Manager