airasia farm remains bullish on the agriculture sector despite the impact brought on by the pandemic on the agriculture sector.
A year in operation, airasia farm has registered about 2,000 full-time producers, including over 170 from Sabah and contract farmers, with a number of additional employees along the supply chain such as drivers, logistic handlers, business development executives, and farmer relationship executives among others.
airasia farm is setting up itswarehouseof10,000 square feet in Selangor and 6,000 square feet in Sabah by Q3 2021. When completed, the warehouse will serve as a 3-in-1 Digital Agri Centre including a cold chain facility, office space and training space for farmers and SMEs.
The warehouse will not only store tonnes of fresh produce but will be utilised as a quality control centre, sorting and distributing fresh produce with cold chain services to ensure fresh produce that is high in demand will be readily available and sufficiently stocked to avoid losses during downtime, ensuring the local food security.
“In the long term, by enhancing its logistics capabilities through the increase of its supply chain and connectivity, airasia farm seeks to create over 100,000 new jobs, directly or indirectly in the process,” said Joanna Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of airasia farm.
She also stated that contract farming will play an important role for airasia farm and in the future of agriculture, in line with MAFI’s goal to attract the next generation to join contract farming as a viable career path and a long-term impact of uplifting the B40 communities.
airasia farm was established during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) in June 2020, backed by airasia Digital and supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI).