Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (Malaysia)

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (Malay: Kementerian Pertanian dan Keterjaminan Makanan), abbreviated MAFS, is a ministry of the Government of Malaysia that is responsible for agriculture, agro-based industry, agritourism, livestock, veterinary services, fisheries, quarantine, inspection, agricultural research, agricultural development, agricultural marketing, pineapple industry, agribusiness, botanical garden, food security, food sovereignty.

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
Kementerian Pertanian dan Keterjaminan Makanan
Coat of arms of Malaysia
Ministry overview
Preceding ministry
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI)
JurisdictionGovernment of Malaysia
HeadquartersBlock 4G1, Wisma Tani, No. 28, Persiaran Perdana, Precinct 4, Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62624 Putrajaya
Employees10,838 (2017)
Annual budgetMYR 4,416,187,000 (2017)
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
  • Chan Foong Hin, Deputy Agriculture and Food Security
Ministry executives
  • Dato' Haslina binti Abdul Hamid, Secretary-General
  • Datuk Badrul Hisham bin Mohd, Deputy Secretary-General (Development)
  • Azah Hanim binti Ahmad, Deputy Secretary-General (Policy)
  • Habshah binti Ali, Senior Under-Secretary (Management)
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  • Minister of Agriculture and Food Security
    • Deputy Minister
    • Second Deputy Minister
      • Secretary-General
        • Under the Authority of Secretary-General
          • Legal Advisor Office
          • Corporate Communication Unit
          • Internal Audit Unit
          • Integrity Unit
          • Key Performance Indicator Unit
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Development)
          • Crops, Livestock and Fishery Industry Division
          • Paddy and Rice Industry Division
          • Agro-based Industry Division
          • Development Division
          • Agriculture Drainage and Irrigation Division
        • Deputy Secretary-General (Planning)
          • Policy and Strategic Planning Division
          • National Agriculture Training Council
          • International Division
          • Marketing and Export Division
          • Young Agropreneur Unit
        • Senior Under-Secretary (Management)
          • Human Resource Management Division
          • Finance Division
          • Account Division
          • Information Management Division
          • Administration Division

Federal departments

  1. Department of Agriculture Malaysia (DoA), or Jabatan Pertanian Malaysia. (Official site)
  2. Department of Veterinary Services (DVS), or Jabatan Perkhidmatan Veterinar. (Official site)
  3. Department of Fisheries Malaysia (DoF), or Jabatan Perikanan Malaysia. (Official site)
  4. Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (MAQIS), or Jabatan Perkhidmatan Kuarantin dan Pemeriksaan Malaysia. (Official site)

Federal agencies

  1. Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), or Institut Penyelidikan dan Kemajuan Pertanian Malaysia. (Official site)
  2. Farmers' Organization Authority (FOA), or Lembaga Pertubuhan Peladang (LPP). (Official site)
  3. Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA), or Lembaga Pemasaran Pertanian Persekutuan. (Official site)
  4. Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia, or Lembaga Kemajuan Ikan Malaysia (LKIM). (Official site)
  5. Muda Agricultural Development Authority (MADA), or Lembaga Kemajuan Peladang Muda. (Official site)
  6. Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board (MPIB), or Lembaga Perindustrian Nanas Malaysia (LPNM). (Official site)
  7. Kemubu Agricultural Development Authority (KADA), or Lembaga Kemajuan Pertanian Kemubu. (Official site)
  8. Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corp Sdn Bhd (Official site)
  9. Agrobank, or Bank Pertanian Malaysia Berhad. (Official site)

Fund for Food (3F)

To increase food production in Malaysia and reduce food imports, Bank Negara Malaysia and Ministry of Agriculture both provide financing at a reasonable cost, with a minimum of RM10,000 funding.[1]

Only Malaysian-owned institutions (at least 51% ownership) are eligible for the financing. (incorporated under the Companies Act 1965, the Co-operative Societies Act 1993, the Societies Act 1966, citizens residing in Malaysia and entrepreneurs registered under the Companies Commission of Malaysia or any other authoritative bodies)

Key legislation

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries is responsible for administration of several key Acts:

  • Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute Act 1969
  • Fisheries Act 1985

See also


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