The Johor Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) aims to introduce cashless payment methods (e-wallets) statewide in all the farmers’ markets here.
State Agriculture, Agro-based Industry and Rural Development Committee chairman Datuk Samsolbari Jamali said it will be introduced by the end of this year, adding it would also be applied to all state-owned FAMA businesses, including those who do business through the Agro Bazaar scheme.
The use of this payment system has improved in the current situation of COVID-19 and may be the best way moving forward.
The programme was also attended by Johor FAMA Director Shahrizan Sudiman and Batu Pahat District Officer Zulkiflee Abbas as well as 50 FAMA entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, Samsolbari said that ABO was a forum to further improve the sales of small and medium-sized business goods.
“The website, which was introduced in December 2015, also serves to make it easier for the public and consumers to purchase such goods,” said Samsolbari.
“To date, entrepreneurs using the ABO system have reached 400 in Johor and nearly 6,000 across the world,” he said.