The 10-year National Agro-Food Policy was approved by the Malaysian Cabinet on 28 September 2011, effectively replacing the National Agriculture Policy. This policy has been put in place to address the issue of food supply in Malaysia. With this policy, it guarantees that there will be a sufficient amount of food supplies which would also be safe for consumption in our country.
In line with the effort to develop Malaysia as a high-income nation, it is anticipated that the National Agro-Food Policy will increase the revenue of farmers as well as agro-entrepreneurs. This, in turn, will allow the agro-sector to develop into a steady and resilient industry.
In the recent 2012 Budget, YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak raised the issue of the National Agro-Food Policy with regards to the subject of rising food supply prices and the well-being of the Malaysian people. He stated that a total of RM1.1 billion had been allocated for the agro-sector alone.
With a promising beginning to the National Agro-Food Policy, it is hoped that the future is bright for the agro-industry.