Think agriculture is all about hard labour in the sun? Do you know where does your food come from? The agriculture sector in Malaysia contributed RM20.2 billion or about 4 percent of the country’s gross national income (GNI) in 2009, with a compounded annual growth rate between 2005 and 2009 of 10.7 percent. With the rise of technology, the facilitation given by the government, and business opportunities with global demands, AGRIBUSINESS requires not just hard labour, but an acute business sense.
The Industry Speaks: The Secret of Business in Agriculture event was held on 13 Sept 2013, drawing a crowd of around 80 guests comprising civil servants, ETP project owners, existing and aspiring business owners, officials, analysts and the media. The panel comprised Hj. Ibrahim Saleh, Head of Secretariat for Delivery Management Office, Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries, Shahnas Oli Mohamed, founder of Natural Wellness group of companies, HS Wong, founder and director of DQ Farm and Loi Tuan Ee, managing director of The Holstein Milk Sdn Bhd. The discussion was moderated by Zan Azlee, Astro AWANI editor and founder of Fat Bidin Media.