Sprucing Up Penang’s Agriculture Sector


IS MALAYSIA’S FOOD security guaranteed for the long term? The World Food Programme predicts that the global undernourishment and hunger will reach 840 million by 2030. And though Malaysia is shown to have an undernourished population of less than 5%, it is surrounded by countries that are plagued with malnutrition, some of which surprisingly contribute to Malaysia’s food security. The agriculture sector in Penang makes up 2% of the State’s Gross Domestic Product. But as urbanisation gains traction across the State, and land for agriculture is very quickly replaced by blocks of building, the sector’s future in sustaining Penang’s growing population ...

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