SERDANG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that the government is involved in the preparation of the Agro-Food National Policy 2021-2030, and aims to update the agro-food sector.
He stated that the Agro-Food 2.0 policy was essential to make the food sector more competitive with the Revolution Business 4.0.
The policy will focus on the development and development of modern technology, human capital provision and agriculturalization, including innovation in the key sectors, he said.
"This is in line with the government's focus on the food sector to be more suited and more competitive," he said when Malaysian Site Expo Agricultural (MAEPS) opened a 2018 Agricultural and Agro-Tourism Center 2018 yesterday.
Our Food Our Future, a two-year exhibition will be held for 11 days to 2 December.
Also, Dr. Mahathir's wife, Dr. Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, Minister for Agriculture and Business Agro Datuk Salahuddin Ayub and Executive Secretary General, Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar.
Dr Mahathir said that the new policy includes reorganization strategies to update innovation as well as to # 39; demand management and supply.
The policy would also streamline the government and private sector investment for infrastructure development, human capital acquisition for agriculture, research and development, commercialization and innovation, he said.
Dr Mahathir said the government would also be able to build new buildings and other sources
Income such as coconut, melon water, starfish and durian fruit with a huge demand locally and globally.
He said that the new sources would be used through a variety of research and development efforts and other measures, including from business models, logistical support for collection and distribution, disposal facilities and the development of transport devices.
"In indirectly, every supply chain in the food sector will be tall to the highest level.
"Farmers, livestock brokers and agropreneurs, reach for a wider market and a more efficient distribution chain will have new economic boundaries," he said.
Dr Mahathir said that the agriculture sector is still important and relevant because it does not see it as a food production only but it is taken as an integral part in consolidating food security.
"Although food security is defined as enough food supply for every citizen at any time that can be done locally or included, Trade must ensure that many of the providers are & # 39; come from local farmers, "he said.
At the same time, he said that the agriculture sector to GDP was still small, with only 8.17 per cent or RM37.4 billion last year when it was very powerful. – Bernama