During Livestock Malaysia 2023, 8TV Money Matters conducted an insightful interview with key figures in the livestock industry– Dato Dr. Tee Ah Kiat, President of the Malaysian Animal Health and Nutrition Industries Association (MAHNIA) and Datuk Jeffrey Ng Choon Ngee, President of the Federation of Livestock Farmer’s Associations of Malaysia (FLFAM). These esteemed industry leaders delved into the latest advancements in livestock, aquaculture, and other agricultural sectors in the nation, shedding light on the prevailing challenges.
A significant aspect of the discussion revolved around the pressing issue of how the government can attract younger generations to pursue farming. The interview explored strategies to shift the perception of farming from being considered low-status work to a viable economic opportunity. This shift in perspective is seen as crucial for infusing new vitality into the long-term development of Malaysia’s agriculture.
The interview emphasized the need for innovative approaches and policy measures to make agriculture more appealing to the younger generation. By addressing challenges and reshaping societal views, the government can contribute to fostering a sustainable and vibrant future for the agricultural landscape in Malaysia.