28 June 2017
Various parties, including ministers, should not just make statements but actually walk the talk in finding a solution to the way food is distributed to the homeless. KUALA LUMPUR - Food wastage is like a disease for which there is no panacea. Sometimes it flares up, at other times it is manageable. Food wastage is seasonal with it usually turning more pronounced during the fasting month and… Read more
21 July 2017
KUCHING - The padi farmers of Long Semadoh in Lawas are adopting the ‘System of Rice Intensification (SRI)’ farming method recommended by an NGO to boost their padi production. Chief executive officer (CEO) of SRI Lovely Sdn Bhd Zakaria Kamantasha, who is a trainer and expert in SRI, said SRI is an agro-ecological methodology for increasing the productivity of irrigated rice by… Read more
By Datuk Dr Mad Nasir Shamsudin21 July 2017
AS world population increases, with urbanisation moving in tandem, more people are expected to live in the cities. By 2025, it is estimated that 60 to 85 per cent of the world’s population will be considered as city dwellers. In Malaysia, it is predicted that the urban population will increase to 75 per cent in three years. Rapid urbanisation is pulling poverty and food insecurity into… Read more
14 March 2017
KUALA LUMPUR: The Global Food Security Index 2016 has revealed that Malaysia is ahead of other Asean nations in terms of food security, placing 35th out of 113 countries worldwide. Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said that countries which are agriculturally advanced, such as Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam, rank lower than Malaysia in the report. … Read more
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