Strategic Projects & Programmes

Agribusiness

Strategic Projects & Programmes

Agribusiness

Modernise NCER’s Agriculture Sector

To transform and modernise NCER’s agriculture sector, NCIA is adopting the Anchor Company business model to encourage private sector participation in agriculture projects and groom local farmers at the same time.

 

Under this business model, companies with excellent track records will be appointed to spearhead strategic agriculture projects in the region via their respective nucleus farms. The Anchor Companies will also be tasked with providing mentorship to contract farmers and purchasing high-quality output from satellite farms through buyback arrangements.

 

This concept will be applied to all strategic agriculture projects in the region within the next five years.

 

NCIA is also enhancing its signature Estate Management Model (EMM) for paddy cultivation, which entails land consolidation, introduction of smart farming and cash crop integration.

01

ESTATE MANAGEMENT MODEL 2.0

Following the success of the Estate Management Model (EMM), NCIA is taking steps to bring the nation’s paddy industry to the next level by introducing EMM 2.0.

The main philosophy of EMM 2.0 is to increase paddy yield and subsequently, the farmers’ income, which has been stagnant in the B40 bracket. This will be achieved through the practice of land consolidation, centrally managed estate by the Anchor Company, introduction of precision farming and integration of cash crops as potential side income.

02

OYSTER FARMING

To catalyse the growth of NCER’s oyster industry, efforts will be undertaken to strengthen the oyster seed production supply chain and improve the oyster breeds and farming techniques. Strategic partnerships will also be promoted to create more players in the upstream segment of the industry.

03

SUPERFRUITS

Following the success of the Superfruits Valley in Chuping, Perlis, NCIA is expanding the programme to transcend the state border with the production of high-value fresh fig produce and downstream products.

04

ORGANIC PADDY

Organic paddy farming has been identified as a new key economic activity for NCER. This is in response to increasing global demand for organic produce which offers a higher income margin to farmers.

NCIA will establish a Centre of Excellence (COE) in Kedah to provide integrated organic training for potential farmers.

05

HEMP

With the current trend of legalising cannabis use worldwide, NCIA is making a bold move in pioneering the introduction of the hemp industry in Malaysia.

This development will establish the region’s position as one of the main industrial cannabis players in Southeast Asia.

06

SPECIAL AGRO ECONOMIC ZONE (SAEZ)

NCIA has now adopted SAEZ as a new development approach to drive Malaysia’s advancement in the agrofood arena and ensure the nation’s food security.

This game-changing initiative is crafted with a macro holistic approach which incorporates an end-to-end value chain embedded within the park, that is supported by various facilitation and key enablers such as technology, research and development and commercial (R&D&C), human capital and financing.

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