| Danial Norjidi |
A GROUP of 32 third and fourth year students from the Faculty of Islamic Economics and Finance (FEKIm) of Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) recently had the opportunity to visit the ECO Nadi Agrobiz chilli farm in Kampong Sinaut, Tutong.
According to a press release, the visit was organised by the Islamic Economics and Finance Students Association and also saw the attendance of Acting Dean of FEKIm UNISSA Dr Mohammad Zaki bin Haji Zaini as well as other lecturers from the faculty.
The press release noted that ECO Nadi Agrobiz has been in operation since 2014, and is run by Haji Muhd Ayub bin Haji Suhaili, who is a successful local agricultural entrepreneur.
Haji Ayub briefly explained about agriculture from an Islamic perspective and the method of planting chilli using a fertigation system which can be done easily outside one’s home. In addition, participants were taken to see how to make charcoal from the husk and wood/biomass which is used for planting chilli.
The press release stated that, during the visit, he also called on youth who are keen to venture into agriculture to seize the opportunity and start planting any kind of crop, even if starting small at their homes. It was added that, with strong determination, these small-scale cultivations can grow to be commercially viable.