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Govt to consider 'five seasons in two years' paddy cultivation initiative — PMO

Publish date: Sat, 10 Jun 2023, 01:02 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (June 10): The government will consider the "five seasons in two years" paddy cultivation initiative as one of the efforts to improve the country’s agro-food ecosystem.

The matter was decided in the Cabinet Committee on the National Food Security Policy (JKSMN) meeting No 1/2023 chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Friday (June 9).

The meeting also considered the efforts by the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority to ensure the availability of food supply, and the proposal to establish a closed-house breeding system for productive and safe farm management.

“A total of three papers were examined to improve the country’s agro-food ecosystem, especially in achieving the targeted level of food security,” according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in a statement on Saturday.

The JKSMN meeting, which is responsible for formulating a more holistic and sustainable food security policy and strategy, was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, who is also the plantation and commodities minister, as well as related Cabinet ministers and senior government officials.

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