AgriData emerged from all the
journeys as farmers, witnessing the hardships endured by smallholder farmers. Fueled by
empathy and a deep desire for change, this led us to participate in MyHackathon 2020, where
we had the opportunity to share our vision for AgriData.
Winning the competition validated our mission, igniting our determination to make a real impact. With a team of passionate individuals and the support of driven start-up enabler agencies, we dedicated ourselves to developing AgriData Portal. Our driving force was a belief in the transformative power of knowledge and technology, which we saw as the key to bringing about positive change in the agricultural sector.
We have evolved into a
comprehensive platform — a
one-stop hub for farmers; providing financial accessibility, market accessibility making
farms into successful businesses. We launched a bookkeeping app that simplifies financial
management, enhances decision-making, and supports the business growth of farmers and even
While working closely with Sabah Credit Corporation and now, Funding Societies Malaysia for financing, we also empower these humble heroes with valuable insights and expert guidance together with industry stakeholders to create a sustainable agricultural ecosystem and resilient food system that benefits the producers and the world they are nourishing.
With innovation at our core, AgriData Portal is revolutionizing agriculture, creating a bright future for the farmers, consumers, and society in Malaysia while aiming to ignite a fire within the next generation, where they see agriculture as a powerful platform to make a tangible difference in feeding the world.
MyHackathon 2020 Graduation Day was held on 1st December 2021, where the competition comes to a close. AgriData was among the 18 winners of MyHackathon 2020, whose idea and digital solutions for improving public services were outstanding enough to earn them their grand prizes. During the event, AgriData's CEO Mr Matthew Johnny Kulai had the chance to showcase AgriData's digital solution to the then Minister of Health, Dr Adham Baba.
A B2C Service led by Mr Mohd Nazri Bin Mohammad Ali was launched during the pandemic lockdown to connect community farmers in rural areas to homes in Kota Kinabalu. This program has successfully connected 30 community farmers to homes in Kota Kinabalu and delivered over 200 orders in a month.
An initiative aims to survey 2,500 agriculture smallholders was carried out by Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah) and its partners, Think City and Khazanah Research Institute across Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak covering food crops, livestock, and aquaculture. AgriData was among the local partners that that carried out the initiative. The other local partners for this initiative include University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), O&B Research, and Institute for Development Studies (Sabah). Other partners in Peninsular Malaysia include Penang Institute, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA).
Borneo Tech Summit 2022 was held on 23 November 2022 at Sabah International Convention Centre, KK. Mr Matthew Johnny Kulai was among the panelist in one of the forums with the topic: "Technology Adoption: Digital and Technology Adoption in Government, Academia, Industry and Community". In this forum, the panelists have discussed about how technologies were adopted by the government, academia, industry, and community.
AgriData was invited to the Agri-Food Tech Expo Asia 2022 that was held in Singapore on 26-28 November 2022. Throughout the event, AgriData was able to showcase about AgriData and interact with a lot of other Agri-Food Tech innovators and leaders.
AgriData CEO Matthew Johhny Kulai has announced the partnership with Funding Societies Malaysia to provide farmers with pioneering financing options. Funding Societies operates as a peer-to-peer lending platform, connecting borrowers, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with investors seeking to fund their ventures. The key aspect of this collaboration is the introduction of a ‘buy now, pay later’ scheme. The collaboration between AgriData and Funding Societies aims to significantly impact farmers’ operations, relieving financial pressures and allowing them to concentrate on improving farming practices and increasing yields.
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