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Sarawak allocates RM60 mln to help oil palm, pepper smallholders affected by Covid-19

KUCHING (Aug 24): The Sarawak government has allocated RM60 million to help oil palm and pepper smallholders statewide to buy fertiliser for their crops, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.

He explained many smallholders in Sarawak plant these crops as their primary source of income and are now affected by the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on world market prices.

Uggah said an estimated 58,000 smallholders are expected to benefit from the aid.

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