News from Malaysia

08-07-2014 13:57 PM
Company hosts Dutch Agriculture Minister's visit to Bidor dairy farm
Dutch Lady Malaysia, together with the Veterinary Services Department (DVS), hosted a visit by Dutch Agriculture Minister Sharon Dijksma and delegates...
16-06-2014 02:52 AM
120,000ha of agriculture land left idle for decades
The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry has identified 120,000ha of idle land throughout the country with the potential for agricultural proj...
29-10-2013 03:01 AM
Malaysian highlands hit by land clearing for farms
On the tree-lined patio of a colonial-style hotel, tourists sip their drinks as they enjoy the cool air that many come to Cameron Highlands, Malaysia,...
22-10-2012 07:34 AM
GM crops to boost Malaysia's food security
Rapid population growth, climate change, escalating food prices, diminishing agricultural land and water resources pose a serious setback in increasin...
09-10-2012 08:49 AM
Depending on rain alone is risky
Improving agriculture water management is critical to sustain plantations' produce and livability of farmers in times of harsh ecological conditions. ...
26-06-2012 11:40 AM
Local bananas finally break into US market
Local bananas will finally be able to break into the American market after officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) confirmed that multinationa...
26-06-2012 11:39 AM
Govt to drive development of post-harvest tech to boost agriculture
The government will generate more initiatives and provide relevant incentives for the development of post-harvest technologies in a move to boost prod...
25-06-2012 11:06 AM
Government driving R&D to boost agri output
The government will generate more initiatives and provide relevant incentives for the development of post-harvest technologies in a move to boost prod...
11-05-2012 08:05 AM
More meat, milk for Malaysia
The Johor government has embarked on a programme to produce more cattle and goat meat and milk for local consumption and export.
12-04-2012 08:00 AM
Stuffed tigers act as decoys for farmers
Trader Faizat Zainun has a reason to smile as his business selling stuffed tigers along Jalan Kuala Krai-Kota Baru near Kampung Pangkal Petai, here, h...
12-03-2012 08:10 AM
Malaysian minister in 'cowgate' scandal to resign
A Malaysian minister embroiled in a scandal over government funds meant for a cattle project says she will resign.
12-10-2011 09:02 AM
We have enough rice - Malaysian ag minister
There is enough rice supply in the country and the public should not resort to panic buying, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk S...
19-08-2011 09:04 AM
Malaysia relaxes ban on Australian animal exports
Malaysia says it has lifted a ban on the live export of Australia goats, sheep and cattle, but says the ban remains in place for racehorses.
28-06-2011 09:19 AM
Malaysia wants to produce poultry vaccines
Malaysia is exploring opportunities to produce vaccines for the Newcastle Disease and Avian Influenza poultry diseases...
14-03-2011 08:25 AM
Ethanol producers ask for benchmark price
Ethanol producers are asking the government to set a benchmark price for domestically produced ethanol to encourage full production.
28-02-2011 08:05 AM
Malaysia to let in 45,000 foreign workers
Malaysia said on Monday it will allow Indian restaurants and businesses to recruit 45,000 foreign workers, mainly from India, to help fill a shortage ...
21-02-2011 09:44 AM
120 cows dead, owner suspects poisoning
More than 100 heads of cattle were found dead at a farm in Sri Cheeding near here.
07-02-2011 07:27 AM
Middle East to invest in $700m in Malaysia
Middle East countries are expected to invest nearly $700 million (Dh2.57 billion) in Malaysia’s eastern region, especially in halal food, a Mala...
28-01-2011 06:27 AM
Cattle rustlers take off with 500kg bull
It took less than two hours for thieves to breach an electrical fencing and stole a RM4,000 (S$1,679.20) bull in a grazing field in Felda Sungai Gatom...
05-01-2011 11:23 AM
FMD detected in 5 Malaysian states
Milk cattle farms in five Malaysian states have been affected by the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), the Malaysian Veterinary Services Department said o...
27-12-2010 11:44 AM
Farmers advised to prepare for subsidy reduction
Farmers in the country must be prepared for a reduction in government subsidy...
26-12-2010 10:17 AM
Farmers' markets record sales of RM40m
he Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority reports sales at its 22 farmers markets in Kedah increasing to RM40 million this year, compared to RM37 mil...
24-12-2010 09:29 AM
Wheat, soybeans climb as grain supplies shrink
Wheat and soybeans advanced on expectations of increased demand for U.S. exports as supplies of high-quality grain may tighten and China...
23-12-2010 10:39 AM
Price gains seen for produce next year
Further price gains are expected over the next 12 months in a number of agriculture markets although many of the commodities are already at elevated p...
15-12-2010 08:28 AM
Malaysian firms lured to invest in agriculture
The Indonesian government will offer the Malaysian companies the opportunity to invest in the agricultural sector in Indonesia, a top official said Mo...
13-12-2010 08:07 AM
Malaysia still needs foreign fishermen?
Application for Zone B of the fishermen who use the ’Tigers Net’ to recruit foreign workers will be present at the meeting of Cabinet Comm...
13-12-2010 08:05 AM
RM13.5 million to assistance 7,860 farmers in Perlis
About 7,860 Perlis rice farmers - their field destroyed by floods early last month, today received rehabilitation assistance RM13.5 million approved b...
28-11-2010 18:26 PM
Malaysia's agriculture industry 'sturdy': DPM
The agricultural, veterinary and food technology exhibited at the Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture and Agrotourism (Maha) International Show 2010 pr...
28-11-2010 09:36 AM
Govt to ensure better yield in farming sector
The Government is working on ways to increase the yield per acre in the farming sector to ensure the country’s food security is not threatened, ...