Return our focus to food security 

Emmanuel Joseph

Despite possessing available land, resources and know-how, Malaysia lags far behind its regional neighbours in agricultural output per capita. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 1, 2021.

THE sudden increase in the price of vegetables and edibles has once again pointed the spotlight on the weaknesses of Malaysian food production.

While we supply countries like Singapore, China and Hong Kong, our own insufficient production capability has inevitably led to increased imports annually, to the tune of tens of billions of ringgit.

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