Monday, April 13, 2009

. . . And in Malaysia, An Answer for Resistance to Culling?

The new Agriculture Minister in Malaysia, Datuk Noh Omar, announced a pilot project to insure poultry and padi fields in Johor and Kedah to protect farmers (and the nation's economy) from economic losses due to floods and H5N1.

“I have seen chicken breeders and padi farmers suffering huge losses when their animals died from bird flu and padi fields are destroyed by floods.

“I believe the insurance scheme is the best solution to prevent them from incurring further losses,” he told reporters after launching the ministry’s Cultivation Month Programme yesterday.

For more on the story, see The Star:

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