Food Insecurity: Where we went wrong (Part 1) By Dr Rais Hussin, Dr Margarita Peredaryenko & Ameen Kamal

Food Insecurity: Where we went wrong (Part 1) By Dr Rais Hussin, Dr Margarita Peredaryenko & Ameen Kamal

HISTORY shows that Malaysia has never been short of policies related to agriculture or food. Ironically, the policy abundance has proven to be insufficient to ensure food security.
Past policies have proven inconsistent in terms of self-sufficiency targets and many major food items still rely on import supplementations. Food items with 100% or more self-sufficiency levels still rely on significant external inputs.
Policy commitment and implementation remain a central issue, underlined by structural, economic, and governance weaknesses.