The agriculture sector contributed 99.5 billion ringgit to Malaysia’s GDP in 2018. Photo: AFPThe agriculture sector contributed 99.5 billion ringgit to Malaysia’s GDP in 2018. Photo: AFP
The agriculture sector contributed 99.5 billion ringgit to Malaysia’s GDP in 2018. Photo: AFP

The US$12 billion reason Mahathir’s Malaysia wants a return to agriculture

  • As it grapples with a US$12 billion food import bill, the country is considering a renewed focus on agriculture to boost food security and revenue in tandem
  • Malaysia is also looking to move away from its reliance on palm oil, which takes up a large chunk of the sector’s resources

Topic |   Malaysia
The agriculture sector contributed 99.5 billion ringgit to Malaysia’s GDP in 2018. Photo: AFPThe agriculture sector contributed 99.5 billion ringgit to Malaysia’s GDP in 2018. Photo: AFP
The agriculture sector contributed 99.5 billion ringgit to Malaysia’s GDP in 2018. Photo: AFP
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