Even selling durian can be more competitive these days!
According to Bernama, the Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) will implement the certification for Musang King durians to ensure their quality and stabilise the price of the ‘king of fruits’.
Perak state SIRIM Berhad director Mohd Adzhar Ahmad said they are collaborating with the Perak State Agriculture Department and the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) to develop specific standards for the accreditation for the fruit.
He said the accreditation is expected to be implemented before the end of the year.
“Every country requires specifications to import a certain product, if Musang King durians have certification, there is no need for a lot of documentation to reduce bureaucracy.”
“Besides that, this certification can ensure prices depending on durian grade and ensure that the Musang King will not be sold at an unreasonable prices,“ he said.
Meanwhile, Perak Durian Growers Association chairman Nor Hisham Nayan said they are planning several initiatives to help durian planters in the state improve the quality of their fruit.
Among the initiatives were introducing advanced and biodiversity courses for members in collaboration with various agencies, as well as to educate new planters.
“We will also appoint a committee (AJK) in each district to identify members who need assistance.”
“The committee and I will also go out to dispense advice on durian cultivation,” he said.
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