The Orang Asli in Kampung Sg. Rual does not have a fixed income other than continuing to survive in their traditional ways such as fishing in the river and collecting forest products. The number of them who possess a farm to cultivate is too small.
Therefore, with the assistance provided such as the gray oyster mushroom enterprise to the Orang Asli youth, this solution project might help them to increase their daily income.
With the construction of mushroom workshops and training provided in this program, participants can produce quality mushroom chunks which in turn make Sungai Rual a hub for the production of oyster mushrooms and chunks.
Apart from that, the residents of Sungai Rual can also produce downstream products from gray oyster mushrooms and can produce compost from used blocks to be used as planting media. In this way, the Orang Asli in Kampung Rual can achieve their objective which is to increase their income and be guaranteed.
The project activities include the beginning to the last steps for mushroom care, that is finding a place for the construction of workshops, purchasing machines, mushroom production training, care training and fertilizer production training.
The project is to benefit Orang Asli Youth in Sungai Rual (men and women). The solution provider of this project is Institut Penyelidikan dan Pengurusan Kemiskinan (InsPeK), Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. The project duration is one year with an allocation of RM50,000.00.
The main SDG impacted through this solution project is SDG 1: No poverty.