By:Siti Nur`Ain Feisal
SERDANG – Megachili Project 2021 has conducted virtual Sembang Santai Megachili with Khairul Amirin Khairudin as the speaker. The speaker is from AIMAC Project Manager under the Student Representative Council Alumni Grant. He is also a Bachelor of Agriculture student at the Faculty of Agriculture UPM.
The one hour sharing session has provided numerous useful inputs to the participants of Megachili Project 2021 in terms of sharing experiences and also tips to all the participants.
Through Sembang Santai, Khairul Amirin provided some guidelines from the chili marketing point of view. Participants should be capable to calculate the rounds of each harvest to get a high market price and brings profit to the cultivation.
In addition to being able to put a high price, the understanding from a marketing angle can also reduce the risk of buyer absence. He suggested that participants work out on 'contract farming' so that every chili planting has potential buyer.
"If target buyers only in the month of harvesting, this will be a waste of time and the risk of no buyer is very high. Chillies should not be left for too long because the risk of rotting and withering is very high. Therefore, determining potential buyers early on is likely offer good returns,” Amirin said.
The Megachili Project 2021 is expected to be extended from March 2021 to October 2022 taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic which hinders students to continue the project.
Date of Input: 30/09/2021 | Updated: 04/10/2021 | alif.isnain
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