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Date:10/31/2012

isted "precision farming." (See also: www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/migf-aeo051612.php)

The NSRC, a council of experts from various universities, research institutions, private sector and NGOs, likewise struck an optimistic note on achieving food security, saying Malaysia is blessed with strong research and development capabilities, rich biodiversity, abundant agricultural biomass and by-products, and supportive government policies and regulations in key areas such as biotechnology, nanotechnology and biosafety.

While intensive research is underway in several areas (such as securing the nation's production of rice), the NSRC tabled at the meeting 15 top national food security research priorities, clustered around four themes (as suggested in Global Food Security: Strategic Plan 2011-2016):

Economic Resilience

  • Sustainable economic development
  • Risk management mechanism
  • Social safety nets

Sustainable Food Production and Supply

  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Higher quality seeds and fertilizers
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Safeguarding health of crops
  • Safeguarding health and welfare of animals
  • Maximising local agriculture by-products as feedstuff

Resource Efficiency

  • Promoting productivity
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Unlocking the richness of biodiversity

Sustainable, Healthy, Safe Diets

  • Enhancing safety of food
  • Improving nutrition and health
  • Halal food production

To improve availability, accessibility, and utilization - the three pillars of food security - Malaysia has earmarked agriculture as a National Key Economic Area and has already allocated more money to water and soil management in 2013.

At the GSIAC meeting, NSRC cited a definition adopted at the 1996 World Food Summit: "Food Security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic
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Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712

Mansurah Raisa
raisa@might.org.my
+60 (0)166681210
Malaysian Industry‑Government Group for High Technology

Diana Friedman
dfriedman@nyas.org
212-298-8645
New York Academy of Sciences


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