Experts brand govt handling of high food prices a knee-jerk reaction

Raevathi Supramaniam

Experts say efforts to mitigate the surge in food prices is a collective one that requires the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries and the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs to work hand in hand. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 3, 2021.

SUSTAINABLE solutions to the problem of high food prices lie in holistic policies and not knee-jerk reactions that the government has been taking, a food security expert and economists said.

These include intensive farming methods as well as adoption of technological advancements to generate higher yield and self-sufficiency levels, in order to reduce Malaysia’s dependence on food imports.

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