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Food Technology – Agriculture Food Processing

Agriculture and Food Processing

Agriculture

 

The agro-food industry continues to be an important component of the manufacturing sector. Major sub-sectors in the agro-food industry include livestock farming, fisheries, and fruits and vegetables with significant linkages to the country’s food processing sub-sector.

10

Approved Projects

RM 137.48

Approved Projects
2019-2020

410

Job Opportunities

These approved projects are under the purview of MIDA while the main custodian of the projects under the agricultural sector is the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries which also approves annual investment projects. For further investment incentives, please visit their website.

Food Processing

The Government is encouraging industry players to innovate and adopt more advanced technologies in their operations. Aside from boosting agricultural productivity, increasing self-sufficiency, and reducing their dependency on imported agricultural products, these advanced technologies would also allow businesses to increase profitability, as well as lead to more efficient, safer and more environmental-friendly production processes.

 

The food processing sub-sector plays an important role as Malaysia moves steadily towards building a more diversified economy, with the next wave of business and investment opportunities being in high-value food product manufacturing. To stay competitive, food manufacturers are constantly seeking to find faster and more efficient ways to meet consumer demands, moving towards more automated, flexible, and efficient ways of doing business.

63%

Domestic Investments

(RM3.2 bil)

RM5.1 bil

Total Approved Investments in 2020

80%

37%

Foreign Investments

(RM1.9 bil)

RM5.1 bil

Total Approved Investments in 2020

63%

Domestic Investments

(RM3.2 bil)

37%

Foreign Investments

(RM1.9 bil)

111

Approved Projects

For more statistics, please click here.

Major subsectors in the agro-food industry

Livestock

Farming

Fisheries

Fruits & Vegetables

Floriculture

*Please refer to Ministry of Agriculture for more information.

Agro-food Industry

The Government is encouraging industry players to innovate and adopt more advanced technologies in their operations. Aside from boosting agricultural productivity, increasing self-sufficiency, and reducing their dependence on imported agricultural products, these advanced technologies would also allow businesses to increase profitability, as well as lead to more efficient, safer and more environmental-friendly production processes.

Our Investors' Highlights

Nestle invested more than RM100 million to expand its Milo factory in Chembong, Negeri Sembilan. This move is to further strengthen our Nestle presence in Malaysia. The Milo plant in Chembong is an integral part of the company’s business, supplying Milo domestically and contributing exports to more than 20 countries.

- Alois Hofbauer, CEO
Nestle Malaysia

Get Started

MIDA provides comprehensive support to your business as you consider the competitive and comparative advantages Malaysia has to offer for your investment. Explore our dedicated resources, wide range of facilities or consultation services to assist you in expanding your operations here.
Learn more about the essential forms and guidelines to help you get started on your journey in Malaysia’s manufacturing sector.
Company can submit application and track the application status online via MIDA InvestMalaysia portal at investmalaysia.mida.gov.my
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