Govt addressing shortage of raw materials in cocoa industry — Zuraida

22/6/2022 9:07:00 PM

Govt addressing shortage of raw materials in cocoa industry — Zuraida - Bernama

Govt addressing shortage of raw materials in cocoa industry — Zuraida - Bernama

KOTA KINABALU (June 22): The government together with stakeholders are now working to address the issue of raw material shortage facing the country's cocoa industry, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin.She said the production of raw materials in the country, especially cocoa beans, at present could not meet the demand needed for the domestic cocoa products market, let alone the overseas markets.Zuraida said one of the important measures being taken by the government to address the

KOTA KINABALU (June 22): The government together with stakeholders are now working to address the issue of raw material shortage facing the country's cocoa industry, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin.She said the production of raw materials in the country, especially cocoa beans, at present could not meet the demand needed for the domestic cocoa products market, let alone the overseas markets.

Zuraida said one of the important measures being taken by the government to address the issue was to increase the upstream activities of the cocoa industry, especially to increase cocoa cultivation and plantation in the country.“Currently, our processing hub in Johor has to import cocoa beans from abroad to export cocoa products, we have become a grinding centre now, if possible we want to grind our own beans for export.

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A KOTA KINABALU (June 22): The government together with stakeholders are now working to address the issue of raw material shortage facing the country's cocoa industry, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin.KUALA LUMPUR (June 21): The government will formulate a National Adaptation Plan (MyNAP) relating to the impact of climate change, which will include a long-term action plan and strategies for various sectors, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.× Copy URL The mother of a factory worker, Kamarulnizam Ismail, who died in prison eight years ago, will get RM302,800 in damages after the government withdrew its leave to appeal application in the Federal Court.Pix for representational purpose only.

She said the production of raw materials in the country, especially cocoa beans, at present could not meet the demand needed for the domestic cocoa products market, let alone the overseas markets. Zuraida said one of the important measures being taken by the government to address the issue was to increase the upstream activities of the cocoa industry, especially to increase cocoa cultivation and plantation in the country. The decision was reached at the Malaysia Climate Change Action Council (MyCAC) meeting held online on Tuesday (June 21) to discuss the proposed flood management roadmap to increase Malaysia’s resilience and readiness in facing the impact of climate change, he said. “Currently, our processing hub in Johor has to import cocoa beans from abroad to export cocoa products, we have become a grinding centre now, if possible we want to grind our own beans for export. Rahaya Salleh’s counsel M. "There is demand for cocoa products but currently we do not have enough raw materials, we still do not have enough crop area, so we are trying to increase it," she told a press conference after attending the 2022 Malaysian Cocoa Industry Award ceremony here on Wednesday night. The meeting was also attended by Menteri Besar, Chief Ministers, Cabinet Ministers, representative of the Chief Secretary to the Government, and experts in climate change. Zuraida said currently, the Ministry was also engaging with State governments such as Sabah and Sarawak to expand cocoa cultivation in the country. The call was then connected to the court alleging the complainant involved in money laundering,” he said in a statement today.

"We are also trying to get land for this crop and form cooperatives for this industry to make the management more effective and establish higher productivity and quality," she said. “Other actions are to integrate the climate change factors in the planning, designing and implementation of projects in the water and infrastructure sectors to reduce the risk of floods,” he said. He said the government would also have to pay interests as well as costs of RM36,000 for the proceedings in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court. Subscribe to Mid-day email alert We deliver news to your inbox daily .