M7 Valley is a public company limited by shares incorporated on 29th December 2017. It was established with a focus on agriculture, specifically the cultivation of D197 variety of durian known as “Raja Kunyit” which is deemed as the origin of “Musang King” on large scale farms as its primary business focus and other tropical fruits.
The company views huge business potential in durian plantation and is developing projects under the name “Durian Valley” in the state of Kelantan, Malaysia, and Kelantan is 300 km by road from Kuala Lumpur City. The state of Kelantan is widely accepted as the origin of Raja Kunyit which this variety of durian was registered in 1993 and originated from Kelantan. Today, this location continues to be the most conducive area for the cultivation of this variety of durians, in terms of soil composition, topography and climatic conditions.
M7 Valley’s business strategy is to develop Durian Valley into a model for modern plantation, employing sustainable and technology-driven systems such as the deployment of smart farming systems, systematic irrigation, and live CCTV monitoring to monitor and grow the trees cost-efficiently. More importantly, these modern systems are designed to create a nurturing and conducive environment for the trees to produce high-quality durian fruits consistently. The company has a plantation site planted trees in Kuala Krai (Sungai Durian), Kelantan with a land size of 2200 acres and continue securing suitable land (> 1000 acres) for further development. The planted trees are expected to be harvested in the year 2024/2025.
Throughout the years, M7 Valley has created a sustainable operational management team. M7 Valley established Agro-Tech partnerships with leading research universities to further the prospects of modern, sustainable farming. Durian Valley has engagement with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) to conduct research and development on soil, nutrients, fertilizers, planting techniques and materials to achieve optimum cultivation for the durian plantation. M7 Valley durian trees, durian seedlings and pineapples in the nursery were certified by the Department of Agriculture, Putrajaya in March 2021. This provides an assurance that the durian trees planted are healthy and genuine.
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The company believes that the adoption of modern agricultural technology will result in greater farm-level efficiency, therefore delivering consistent quality produce to meet high global demand.
Committed to mobilising and utilising environment-friendly resources, the company aims to contribute to the development of a sustainable agro-commodity sector in Malaysia.
Y.A.M. Tengku Dato Dr Hishammuddin Zaizi is the son of Y.A.M. Tengku Azman Shah Al -Haj ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Hishammudin Alam Shah Al -Haj, Tengku Bendahara of Selangor. He is the first cousin to the Sultan of Selangor, DYMM Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah ibni Al – Marhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.
Y.A.M. Tengku Dato Dr Hishammuddin Zaizi is living in a prominent royal family in Malaysia. He studied at the Flinders University of South Australia and graduated with Honours Degree majoring in Political Science. Upon completing his studies, he returned to Malaysia and began his career in corporate sector.
Y.A.M. Tengku Dato Dr Hishammuddin Zaizi has vast experience in business. After years of successful involvement in various business industries, Y.A.M. Tengku Dato Dr Hishammuddin Zaizi actively initiates, supports and explores ideas for any projects irrespective of size. He believes in the concept of teamwork being the core of the company. He attributes the company’s ability to maintain high standard on quality and service to its strengths which cover intellectual, organization and human capital.
Although his various exposures to the corporate sector begun at a tender age, his best character is still his kindness and humility. As a man that is used to meeting new challenges, he never gives up no matter how demanding the task is. He always set strategic directions, goals and objectives to his businesses that make this a key to success.
National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan)
In 1984, The Agricultural Biotechnology Laboratories (ABL), the first research centre for genetic engineering studies among all the universities in Taiwan, was founded in NCHU.
NCHU is owner to the only microbial fermentation pilot plant to explore industrial uses of microbial biotechniques for plant disease control.
Over the years, the University has established a teaching resource centre for agriculture biotechnology and owns the best automatic equipment and technology to support biotechnological research and industry. With its expertise, NCHU tracks and analyses weather patterns and monitor tree growth in Durian Valley.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
UPM is a prominent Malaysian Research University defined by its successive research transformations that have helped shape its academic and technical excellence. Propelled by the success of its research and innovation ventures that span all areas of human endeavours, UPM always strives to evolve in response to the inevitable emergence of new areas in science, agriculture, medicine, engineering, education and the humanities.
Due to UPM’s expertise in agriculture, the university conducts R&D and advises on soil, nutrients, fertilizers, planting techniques and materials to achieve optimum cultivation for Durian Valley.