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Coming soon: food-chain projects to lessen dependency on imports

The government is developing a strategy to lessen Malaysia's dependence on imports for raw food items, said Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli, and expects to launch several pilot projects soon.

They include agricultural projects that would come packaged with their value chain, aimed at ensuring the sustainability of local growers.

Speaking at a press conference in Putrajaya today, Rafizi said the strategy involved multiple agencies, including the Finance Ministry, Economy Ministry and Agriculture and Food Security Ministry...

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