IR4.0-enabled farmers essential for national food security

  • Letters
  • Thursday, 22 Apr 2021

EMPOWERING small Malaysia landholders to directly benefit from their land – done right and at a national scale – could not only enhance national food security but also address digital inclusion, income inequality and propel the country out of the middle-income and low GDP trap.

Rather than amalgamating smallholders into big estates, we need to do precisely the opposite – encourage, support and enable them to become independent agri-producers. If land is absorbed into bigger estates, we are promoting wealth concentration in the hands of few.

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IR4.0 , smallholders , GDP , MDEC , Covid-19 , agriculture , agri-tech


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