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Malaysia

Malaysia is situated in South-East Asia and separated by the sea into the Peninsular Malaysia and a part of the Island Borneo. Its abundant natural ecosystems make it one of the 17 megadiverse countries and host a number of endemic species. The country’s agriculture still remains an important sector for its economy. It is characterized by large-scale industrial farming with rubber, oil palm and cocoa being the main cash crops. The production for the domestic market focuses on other crops such as bananas, rice, and pineapples. Forestry is an important industry as well, as Malaysia is leading the world market in tropical timber sales. The downside of its commercial production of these commodities has been and still is the demise of its natural ecosystems such as its precious rainforests. Regenerative Agroforestry practices are still in their infancy. However, they imply tremendous opportunities to sustainably satisfy the country’s vast natural resource requirements.



12%

GDP share of agriculture

16%

labour force in agriculture

2nd

largest palm oil producer

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