Kadir (2014) Development of Young Agropreneur in Malaysia
Asia-Pacific Information Platform on Agricultural Policy (AP).
The Young agropreneur programme is designed specifically for young people under the age of 40. The approach of this program is to facilitate and encourage the involvement of the target group in entrepreneurship based on agricultural (Agropreneur) activities including all activities within the agricultural industry value chain encompasses the agricultural sector such as crops, livestock, fisheries, marketing, technology and innovation, as well as special projects such as agrotourism and agro-based industry.
The ministry target to produce at least 1,000 young entrepreneurs in 2014, via the Agropreneur Muda (Young Agropreneur), a business-in-agriculture programme. To achieve the target, every agency and department in the ministry is responsible for producing 100 young entrepreneurs. It serves to attract potential youngsters in developing a generation of talent, entrepreneurial and leadership skills in the agricultural sectors through a complete service package. This service package is an integration training consists of business development and entrepreneurship, technical skills, site preparation project/business premises, promotion, marketing and financing.