The Application of the Minimum Food Security Quota in Response to a Potential Natural Disaster: The Case of Malaysia
Posted: 7 Jun 2014
Date Written: June 5, 2014
Following the Minimum Food Security Quota (MFS-Quota) proposed by Ruiz Estrada (2010) to evaluate and determine the food sustainability of any given country in the event of any natural disaster, this paper sets out to apply the MFS-Quota to test Malaysia’s food storage and supply readiness for any potential disaster that may critically affect the socio-economic and political wellbeing of the country. The primary objective of the MFS-Quota is to calculate the approximate amount of annual food storage that any country needs in order to subsist through any potential natural disaster or socio-economic and political instability. Moreover, any country is able to build its own MFS-Quota according to their agriculture production system(s) and national food policy focus.
Keywords: Food security, economic development, Malaysia
JEL Classification: B40
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