M'sian Makes RM400,000/Month Running A Farm He Started 7 Years Ago Near Cameron Highlands

28-year-old Chung Chia Khang started his farm seven years ago with a RM10,000 grant from a government programme.

Cover image via Aimuni Tuan Lah/Utusan Malaysia & Lojing Farmers Market (Facebook)

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A 28-year-old Malaysian revealed that he makes RM400,000 a month after he started his farm seven years ago at Lojing Highlands, Kelantan, some 30km away from Cameron Highlands

According to Kosmo, Chung Chia Khang began his journey by setting up a farm in an abandoned area in his backyard before expanding it to 12 hectares wide, which is roughly the size of 16 football fields.

"Initially, I cultivated 1,000 polybags of plants around my home in Kampung Keroh, Kuala Krai," he told Bernama.

"Now, it's over 100,000 plants comprising several varieties of vegetables and fruits, including cabbage, corn, tomatoes, celery, spring onion, coriander, radish, long beans, and rock melon (cantaloupes)."

He said the crops are sent to wholesalers in Kampung Raja, Cameron Highlands before being exported to Singapore.

28-year-old farmer Chung Chia Khang makes RM400,000 a month growing vegetables at his farm located in Lojing Highlands, Kelantan.

Image via Kosmo

Chung revealed that he can harvest almost a tonne of cabbage every day, about the weight of a European bison or African buffalo, from his 40,000 cultivated cabbage plants

Other vegetables included, his farm can produce about 40 to 70 tonnes of crops per month.

"Thanks to my persistence and devotion to the land, I got a decent return and was able to earn RM400,000 in a month, and set up a company called Lojifarmers last year," he related.

He also attributed his success to the rising prices of vegetables, which have increased by more than 50% compared to a year or two ago, reported Kosmo.

Chung said that the vegetables grown using the fertigation method have the potential to be commercialised and give good returns, including for export to foreign countries.

The 28-year-old said his interest in farming was piqued after participating in an agricultural course organised by the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA)

In fact, it was his mother, 57-year-old Suzie Chua, who signed him into the government programme under the Ministry of Rural Development after he completed his SPM.

Following that, he received RM10,000 in assistance from RISDA's Supplementary Economic Activity programme to develop agricultural areas.

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