Food Value Chain, Sustainable Intensification and Food Security in Malaysia

  • Fakhrul Anwar Zainol Faculty of Business and Management, UniSZA
  • Chua Kim Aik Green World Genetics Sdn Bhd
Keywords: Food security, food value chain, sustainable intensification, agriculture, seed industry


Malaysian seed industry  is   at  an  early  phase  of  development due  to a lack  of  participation  and an undeveloped  seed  industry,  hence, previous research on this area is very limited. This research adopts Yin’s case study approach which have been applied in a wide range of scholarly studies to the context of agribusiness research project . The findings of this study pertain to the components in the food value chain that influence food security which reveal that the respondents perceive food security is built on four important dimensions; namely, accessibility, availability, stability and utilization. Based on   the respondents’ view, Malaysia’s food security status is not at the most healthy level since respondents noted the import bill remains at an all-time high causing an urgent need to address this problem.  Most feel an increase in agriculture productivity is the most likely recommended option. Agriculture productivity depends on agriculture input of which, the seed is the fundamental component of the food value chain, hence, respondents suggested intensifying the seed industry to increase productivity.


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Zainol, F. A., & Aik , C. K. (2021). Food Value Chain, Sustainable Intensification and Food Security in Malaysia. The Journal of Management Theory and Practice (JMTP), 2(2), 27-30.
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