SINGAPORE (Nov 18): The agricultural sector contributed 8.2% or RM96 billion to Malaysia’s GDP in 2017. Palm oil was the major contributor at 46.6% followed by other agriculture produce (18.6%), livestock (11.4%), fishing (10.5%), rubber (7.3%) and forestry and logging (5.6%).

Education and Research Association for Consumers Malaysia’s (ERA Consumer) report “Situation of Agriculture in Malaysia: A Cause For Concern” says the second National Agricultural Policy 1992-2010 (NAP 2) stressed that the agricultural sector should be market-led, commercialised, efficient and competitive.

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