MACHANG: The Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry will continue to organise engagement sessions with all stakeholders in the chicken supply chain to gain a closer perspective of the industry while ensuring chicken supply and production are stable and sufficient.
Its minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee (pic) said breeders and poultry farm operators had expressed their commitment to strengthening the country's food security by ensuring farm operations are at the optimum level to ensure a continuous supply of chickens.
He said the government strove to set price control mechanisms to ensure Malaysians were not burdened by the rising cost of living.
"In addition, buffer stocks for chickens are being imported in stages by the Farmers Organisation Board (LPP) with a total capacity of 4,536 metric tonnes by the end of this month," he told reporters after visiting a chicken farm in Kampung Dalam Huma, here on Saturday (July 2).
Further elaborating, Kiandee said the government remained committed to ensuring that the poultry and egg industry remained sustainable by continuing to provide subsidies so that the supply was always sufficient with stable and affordable prices.
He said so far his ministry had approved a total of 4,739 applications for subsidy claims submitted by breeders totalling RM384mil. - Bernama