Mafi admits logistical headaches forcing producers to dump food

Hailey Chung Wee Kye

Mafi is looking into strategies to increase the awareness of the extent of food loss and food waste along the whole value chain. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 22, 2021.

LOGISTICAL disruptions during the movement control order (MCO) have caused food wastage, with about 64% of food producers unable to sell their produce, a representative from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (Mafi) said.

“Farmers have difficulty delivering their fresh produce to the market, this has led to dumping and wastage,” said Perumal Ponnusamy, senior principal assistant secretary in Mafi’s policy and strategic planning division.

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