Agro National Corporation (AgroNat) has introduced a package to support its local farmers in production.
Ahmed Zaki, Head of Marketing at AgroNat revealed the package is for farmers who have participated in the contract farming project launched by the corporation. Moreover, AgroNat is also working on introducing a startup package for new farmers who wish to start production.
Zaki further highlighted AgroNat has easy and convenient payment terms for its farmers to pay for their package. Farmers can pay for their package in installment through the sales stream of selling their produce to the corporation. He also revealed the items released through the startup package would be released at discount prices of up to 20% than the average market price.
AgroNat was established by the government as an initiative to market agricultural produce from local farms to resorts and provide a better income for farmers. The company has contracted with farmers from 47 islands, to produce 17 different types of fruits and vegetables so far.