Overview of Malaysia Agriculture Industry
Malaysia’s main fruit subsector crops are mango, and starfruit, whole dragon fruit cultivation has recently gained popularity. Morevover, Malaysia is the world’s sixth largest exporter of pepper and pepper-related products, and produces other spices such as coriander, turmeric, lemongrass, cinnamon, clove, and fennel.
An EP lead by the Department of Agriculture aims to exports local premium fruits and vegetables to the middle East and Europe, as the two regions combined import more than half of the global production of higher quality local fruits and vegetables. Approximately 3,000 farmers have been identified by the department of Agriculture to manage the integrated supply chain model itself. Rockmelon, starfruit, papaya, banana, pineapple, jackfruit, lettuce, tomato, and capsicum have been identified as the target produce.
Fisheries and LivestockThe Department of Fisheries has launched an EPP to transform the seaweed farming industry into a commercial-scale, high-yielding business. By clustering farms under the seaweed mini-state initiative, total seaweed production is expected to rise from 13,500 metric tons in 2010 to 150,000 metric tons by 2020. The integrated cage farming EPP, also lead by the Department of Fisheries, aims to increase high –value fish production for species such as sea bass, tilapia, grouper, and lobster, to account for 28% of total aquaculture production by 2020. Another EPP led by the Department of Fisheries focuses on improving the production of premium shrimp for export in premium markets.
Under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP), there is a strong focus on green, sustainable growth for Agricultural industry in Malaysia. New technology and techniques are being implemented to help growth the sector’s viability in a changing market place. The country’s efforts to achieve self- sufficiency, establish greater food security and its investment in technology have put it on firm footing for future growth.
MATEX (Malaysia Agriculture Technology and Equipment Exhibition) is aimed to be the most comprehensive agriculture-related trade exhibition by serving as a platform to networking, information exchange as well as learning through displaying, showcasing the latest products, services and technology to all industry players. It was recorded that in 2016, MATEX has successfully attracted more than 3,000 industry players including farm managers and farmer from various states in Peninsula Malaysia.
- Agro-Bio Products and Technology
- Water Pump
- Gear Generator
- Air Compressor
- Farming Complex System
- Feed Products
- Aquaculture Machinery & Equipment
- Irrigation & Fertigation System
- Planting & Cultivation Technology
- Farming Machinery & Equipment
- Seed Products
- Environmental Control Equipment
- Breeding System
- Feed Additives
- Feed Processing Machinery & Equipment
- Fertilizer & Pharmaceutical Chemical Products
- Organic Products
- Livestock and Animal Feeds
- Meat, Poultry and Dairy Products
- Agriculture related software products