Selangor Journal
A farmer planting paddy crops in the traditional method at Kampung Parit Empat in Sekinchan, on July 21, 2019. — Picture by FIKRI YUSOF/SELANGORKINI

Selangor Sultan calls for long-term food security planning in state

By Nasuha Badrul Huzaini

SHAH ALAM, Aug 10 — His Royal Highness the Sultan of Selangor has called upon the state government to provide a long-term comprehensive plan on the security of the food supply for Selangor citizens.

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj said he wanted the administration to prioritise creating a balance in the manufacturing of industrial foods, agricultural yields, as well as products produced by the local Small-and-Medium entrepreneurs (SME).

His Royal Highness stressed that no disruptions should occur to the state’s food resources, given that Selangor is a significant agricultural and livestock producer in Malaysia.

“What matters is, the produced foods must be of high quality and marketed at affordable prices for the sake of the people.

“Therefore, I would like to call on the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute and University Putra Malaysia to conduct research in realising higher quality agricultural and livestock products, to ensure a sufficient supply,” said Sultan Sharafuddin on the Selangor Royal Office’s Facebook page.

His Royal Highness also expressed interest in various agricultural products that are currently being produced on a small scale but with the latest technology, and which have a high marketing potential.

“I would also like to urge the people to intensify their efforts to plant food sources and livestock farming which can then be enjoyed within their own families,” said the Sultan.

Yesterday, Sultan Sharafuddin graced the Selangor Pavilion at the 2022 Malaysian Agriculture, Horticulture and Agro Tourism Exhibition (MAHA) 2022, held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) here,

His Royal Highness was accompanied by the Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin, and the Raja Muda of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah.

The royal family spent four hours at the exhibition visiting several booths, including the main exhibition hall, Laman Agrofood Ternakan, Miracle Garden and Castle of Fruits.

The Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj (centre left) and the Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin (centre right) visiting the Selangor Pavilion, accompanied by Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari (second from left) during the 2022 Malaysian Agriculture, Horticulture and Agro Tourism Exhibition (MAHA) 2022, at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) in Serdang, on August 9, 2022. — Picture by REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

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