The Application of the Minimum Food Security Quota in Response to a Potential Natural Disaster: The Case of Malaysia

Posted: 7 Jun 2014

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Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA)

Ibrahim Ndoma

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA)

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Date Written: June 5, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ruiz Estrada, Mario Arturo and Ndoma, Ibrahim, The Application of the Minimum Food Security Quota in Response to a Potential Natural Disaster: The Case of Malaysia (June 5, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2446750

Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada (Contact Author)

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
+60126850293 (Phone)

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Ibrahim Ndoma

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA) ( email )

University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

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