Perak aims to become the country’s top producer of vegetables and fruits by 2028, as announced by the Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad, after attending the Riang Ria Raya programme, which promotes agro-based industry products at Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan.
Perak has the potential to surpass other states in Malaysia in terms of agricultural production due to its fertile land, suitable climate, and water resources. The state government plans to implement several initiatives to boost agricultural productivity, such as providing incentives and subsidies to farmers, improving irrigation systems, and introducing new technologies to enhance farming practices.
Perak has already taken significant steps towards becoming a major agricultural hub in the country. In 2020, the state government allocated RM20 million to upgrade and modernize the state’s agriculture industry, including the development of high-tech vegetable and fruit farms. In addition, the state’s agricultural sector has been steadily growing, with an increase in the number of vegetable and fruit farms and the production of a wide range of crops.
The move towards becoming the nation’s top producer of vegetables and fruits has the potential to bring significant economic benefits to the state, such as increasing employment opportunities and boosting the local economy. Moreover, it is in line with Malaysia’s goal of becoming self-sufficient in food production and reducing its reliance on imports.
Perak’s aim to become the country’s top producer of vegetables and fruits is a positive step towards achieving food security and promoting sustainable agriculture. The state government’s efforts to support farmers and improve farming practices will help to increase productivity and efficiency in the agricultural sector. With the right strategies and investments, Perak has the potential to become a major agricultural powerhouse in Malaysia