KUALA LUMPUR: The outlook for the food and agriculture industry will be more important over the next 10 to 20 years as Malaysia shifts further into a service-dominant economy, thus making the involvement of youths in the sector with a twist of modern technology more imminent than ever.
Khazanah Research Institute deputy director of research Dr Sarena Che Omar said, in developed countries whereby the services sector dominate their gross domestic product (GDP), agriculture and food continue to expand and innovate along with the evolvement of consumer demands.
“In a higher-income country, food safety, on-farm labour rights, and sustainable agricultural methods are all important when purchasing food...this is less so in a poorer country where the focus is on food affordability and quantity, rather than quality.
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