Malaysia

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Latest updates

  • March 2022 - TEEBAgriFood for Business training program is launched by Capitals Coalition: Valuing nature and people to inform business decision-making
  • March 2022 - TEEBAgriFood Checklist has been developed, and a baseline review of vegetable sector in Cameron Highlands is in preparation for consideration of project Steering Committee
  • December 2021 – A virtual TEEBAgriFood for Business Roundtable with a panel discussion on the importance of food system transformation through business action in Malaysia.
  • September 2021 – The project Steering Committee, Technical Committee, and local committee structures were proposed by MARDI.
  • August 2021 - Secretary General of MAFI endorsed the Ministry’s leadership of the TEEBAgriFood project, and appointed MARDI to lead the research component of the project. The assessment will focus on examining the economic case for the wider adoption of MyGAP.
  • February 2021 - Interviews were held with key informants, and consultations held with Department of Agriculture (DoA), Department of Fisheries (DoF) and MARDI. An Options report was presented to key stakeholders in MAFI and KETSA.
  • December 2020 - Inception Workshop was held to launch the project and discuss how the TEEBAgriFood approach could inform policy interventions in specific agricultural landscapes
  • [December 2020] The TEEBAgriFood project in Malaysia was launched on a virtual platform with key stakeholders from four Ministries, EU and UN agencies, research agencies, private sector organisations and civil society
  • [April 2020] The project inception workshop was originally scheduled to be held on 7-8 April 2020 in Putrajaya Malaysia, but had to be postponed in the context of Covid-19 restrictions.
  • [October 2019] An initial stakeholder meeting was held to introduce the project rationale, discuss potential project scope and implementation modalities for the project in Malaysia

Scope of work

While the scope of work is to be determined, it is envisaged that Malaysia would apply the TEEBAgriFood approach to:

  1. move beyond standard agriculture indicators (e.g. yield per hectare) to include more holistic, long term elements of agricultural economics and development;
  2. identify intervention options that improve livelihoods and biodiversity outcomes;
  3. identify, develop and catalyse the application of a mix of policies and tools (incentive programmes, certification and performance standards, etc.) that capture the multiple values of ecosystem services across the entire agri-food value chain; and
  4. establish the enabling conditions for agri-business to build a sustainable economy and place biodiversity as a cornerstone of agriculture and food systems.

Engaging agri-business

Read more about work being led by the Capitals Coalition to develop new guidance for agri-business, develop capacity-building and build a growing network of forward-thinking organizations.

Country-level activities

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