High entry barriers discourage youth from farming


Angie Tan

Industry players say the government must make more land available for farming if it wants to encourage young people to engage in agriculture. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 26, 2023.

YOUNG people are interested in the agriculture sector but there are various factors preventing them from pursuing it, industry players said.

They said this in response to Deputy Agriculture and Food Security Minister Chan Foong Hin’s claim that Malaysian youth have no interest to work in the field of agriculture.


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