By The Nation
Farmers and cooperative members who want the machines can appeal for 90 per cent of subsidy from the government and 10 per cent from cooperatives to buy the machines and equipment.
Some 101,400 members of 169 agricultural cooperatives dealing with corn, sugarcane, cassava, fruits, oil palm and rubber production have shown interest in the campaign.
Provincial cooperative offices will on November 29 confirm the number of farmers who need the subsidy and also specify regulations on machine use.
Furthermore, the Cooperative Promotion Department will help educate farmers about weed control by using the machines and how to maintain those machines as well.