Kacip Fatimah transforms Kampung Sagil into a pot of gold


Kacip Fatimah transforms Kampung Sagil into a pot of gold

A project that is set to elevate the social mobility of rural communities and growth of the herbal industry in Malaysia – the planting of Kacip Fatimah at Kampung Sagil Tangkak, Johor.

May 19,2017 saw the official handover of the MOSTI Social Innovation (MSI) project to Persatuan Peniaga Kecil Kampung Sagil Tangkak Johor.

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Bioeconomy Corporation

Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation (Bioeconomy Corporation) implemented the project under the Bioeconomy Community Development Programme (BCDP) – thanks to the MSI Fund that was approved by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).

The fund was used to cover the cost of training 10 members of the Persatuan, in addition to the construction of a shade house and a cutting house, purchase of equipment, as well as purchase of 6,000 high-yielding breeds of Kacip Fatimah.


The project, which ran from 1 August 2016 to 30 April 2017, also enabled members of the Persatuan to acquire the skills to mass produce Kacip Fatimah through vegetative propagation by cutting method.

From the desk of RTM2’s Asean Perspective

The cultivation of Kacip Fatimah earn the farmers of Kampung Sagil thousands of ringgit in income.


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