Advantages of Contract farming for the Rising Agropreneur
For small farmers, taking the leap to start contract farming come with many advantages. Firstly, the nature of the pre-agreed contract protects agropreneurs from loss of proﬁt in the future. This means that if the open market price goes down – due to cases such as oversupply - this would not impact the take-home income from the chilies sold. At GrasiCili, this arrangement has worked largely because the extra proﬁts from whenever the market price is high, are strategically funneled into the participants’ collective funds. Thus in seasons of low market price, these funds will later be paid out to the participants to match the pre-agreed sale price. This modern business model is agreed by participants and minimizes risks of failing.
The Three Best Practices for Contract Farmers
“Every day on the job is a process of learning. Raising chickens is an art – thus, contract farming is a great opportunity for farmers to upgrade and perfect their farming techniques, allowing specialization in this line of business.” - Syaizul Syamil, Founder and Farm Manager of Tube Ventures
Menghasilkan SOP Berlandaskan Konsep LEAN
LEAN menunjukkan keberkesanan dalam pelaksanaan Prosedur Operasi Standard (SOP) dalam operasi perniagaan TLP. Penetapan SOP bertujuan untuk memastikan operasi perniagaan dijalankan secara konsisten dan teratur.
Participating in Lean Project and Growing Business through Employees Involvement
LEAN is a systematic approach that helps the management of an organisation to identify and eliminate the non-value activities that could lead to inefficient business processes. Over and above that, waste that have been around for a long time can be eliminated in the workplace due to unproductive and inefficient work culture. The LEAN project in TLP started in August 2019 and was successfully completed a year later. Normally, any of SPPE project only takes six months to finish, however, the TLP project took 12 months due to the enforcement of the Movement Control Order in the country on 18 March 2020, to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Safety and Certification Right Up to the Iron
SEAAT’s comprehensive care for safety and health are one of its biggest attractions that bring repeat or referral customers. Its trip packages include not just a first aid-trained motor guide but also a certified paramedic (although fortunately no medical emergencies have happened). This feature alone has resulted in new client recommendations by previous customers from even Singapore. As a rule, for motorcycle tours, one motor-guide is provided for every eight bikers, while the maximum number of bikes allowed per tour is 20 machines with three guides.
A Balance Between Superb Service & Attractions And Profitable Operations
As in any business, there has to be a balance between good value-for-money and profit sustainability. Hasan and the Santika team are always on the lookout for what visitors want, what works and whether it can be done as cost-effectively as possible. How do they gather the data on customer behaviours, preferences and trends? While as a small family-run entity, they may not use highly scientific methods, they do use keen observation and feedback especially direct questions to visitors and even potential visitors met at other places.
Monitor the Weather in Fact, Monitor Everything
After a near-miss experience in 2018 when Rashihah herself was hit with a sudden water gush from probably a cluttered logs dam that broke after heavy rain, RNR became even more cautious when handling trips especially during the rainy season or in any conditional uncertainties. During rainy seasons, clients are advised that booked activities would only be confirmed two to three days before the actual trip because heavy rain over the forest could affect conditions and make it dangerous. Thus, a rain monitoring app is used for near real-time data. Other than that, RNR will also contact Taman Eko-Rimba Gunung Datuk Park office on the weather and other conditions at the area as it could also affect caving activity safety at Gua Batu Maloi.
Ensuring The Sustainability of Both The Environment and Visitor Security
Pulau Buta Eco Resort (PBER) has also been very proactive in ensuring its best practices and services to customers through honestly and carefully listening to user feedback that it receives, and also by going through a rigorous certifying process until achieving Malaysia Tourism Excellence (MaTEx) Business Certification. This applies to all aspects from security to environmental scrutiny.
Activities Upon Diverse Activities, But Safety and Health Upon All
Having many things on PIA’s plate at one time means that Syazman needs to run a tight ship, and to do that successfully means having a good set of SOPs. Indeed, it was one of the first items looked into when the company began. In fact, there are particular SOPs or even sub-SOPs for different parts of PIA’s business, to make sure that all aspects and risks are taken care of for each type of activity.
Safety and Customer Service Both Have No Compromise
Focus and passion extends solidly into safety, which is critical in adventure tourism where the elements of risk are by nature always present and the highest standards of safety are thus required and embodied by Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). It is required under MaTEx for all adventure tourism activities, covering all aspects from safety equipment to site condition to emergency reaction. From here, the complete SOP on implementation of adventure activities will ensure that OG complies with MaTEx certification.