August 31, 2015

Malaysia

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Score: 62

Malaysia-threshold-2016Despite a significant increase in the production of rice, fruit, vegetables, and fish stocks, Malaysia’s food self-sufficiency is still suffering even as it becomes a high-income nation.

Malaysia is highly dependent on food importation as the demand for beef, wheat, and dairy products rises and local production of such goods remains limited.

Score Detail

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Areas for Improvement

  • Malaysia’s political stability and relative absence of violence along with its ease of doing business make it a favorable market for agriculture sector investment
  • Malaysia should manage the relationship between the production of biodiesel and ethanol and food production – competition for resources will inevitably raise food price

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