Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) Agricultural Biotechnology lecturer Dr. Ramisah Mohd Shah said this would lower the food bill and give them an edge in managing expenses.
“Vegetables such as mustard, kale, spinach and lettuce, among others, can be cultivated through hydroponics. “These vegetables do not require much space, are easy to maintain and economical to grow.
“UMT Plant Science program researchers have introduced a vertical method of growing plants such as beans, carrots, cucumbers and eggplant to school students and those staying in flats.”
Ramisah said UMT has also implemented various knowledge transfer programs to improve the economic status of the asnaf (tithe-receiving community) and the B40 group. She added that the ongoing increase in the price of necessities has caused the public to worry, especially the B40 group, and her suggestions will be of help to those in need.
“The situation gets worse when income is reduced as the country faces economic uncertainty caused by external factors. This also affects the business sector. “The 2024 Economic Outlook contained several studies showing the cost of living, low savings, and salary rates, which are now becoming worrisome and constraining household recovery efforts.
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