HIS grandfather was a farmer who grew padi and vegetables in small fields, besides rearing cows.
“I remember growing up and helping him in his padi field. It was very tough, and I still remember it was a struggle during that time as he had to raise 10 children,” said SM4RT TANI founder and SAT.ASIA chief executive officer Hafeiz Hassan.
“Unfortunately, after 30 years, not a lot has changed. We are still reliant on conventional farming techniques, which can be labour intensive and often wasteful,” he said.
Now 42 years old, Hafeiz aims to change the way farming is done, and he is no ordinary man for the task.