A food value chain involves stakeholders who perform value-adding activities to produce food products.1 Table 1 shows the number of persons engaged and the amount of value created in the agriculture, and food and beverages (F&B) services sectors in Penang.
Penang’s agriculture and F&B services sectors created a total of RM4.2bil worth of value-added2 in 2017, registering a double-digit growth of 16.3% annually from 2010-2017. These sectors contributed a value-added of 5.5% to the state’s GDP in 2017, an increase of 2.7% from 2010.
While the F&B sector generated a higher value-added, the agriculture sector experienced a higher annual growth rate. Likewise, ...
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