Selangor Journal
A general view of the Selayang Baru morning market in Batu Caves, Selangor, on June 22, 2020. — Picture by FIKRI YUSOF/SELANGORKINI

MAFS assures sufficient basic food supplies throughout Syawal

PUTRAJAYA, April 16 — The Agriculture and Food Security Ministry (MAFS) has assured sufficient basic food supplies throughout Syawal, in line with the domestic production capacity of Malaysia’s main food commodities by farmers, livestock breeders, and fishermen.

It said that supplies of food items with limited domestic production are supplemented by importing them to meet consumers’ needs.

In a statement today, MAFS added that attention is given to eight main food commodities specified in the National Agrofood Policy 2021-2030.

They include rice, chicken, eggs, meat, vegetables, fruits, seafood, and fresh milk.

Accessibility to these main food commodities will also be supported by marketing outlets under the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama), Farmers’ Organisation Authority (LPP), and Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM), as well as supermarkets and grocery stores nationwide.

At the same time, MAFS encourages the prudent use of food supplies to avoid waste, especially when hosting open houses throughout Syawal.

— Bernama

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