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

Singapore Economic Review, Forthcoming

Posted: 18 Sep 2014

See all articles by Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada

Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada

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

Ibrahim Ndoma

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

Donghyun Park

Nanyang Technological University (NTU); Asian Development Bank

Date Written: September 17, 2014

Abstract

The Minimum Food Security Quota (MFS-Quota) proposed by Ruiz Estrada (2010) evaluates and determines the food sustainability of a country in the event of a natural disaster. The primary objective of the MFS-Quota is to calculate the approximate amount of annual food storage that a country needs in order to subsist through a natural disaster. We apply the MFS-Quota to analyze Malaysia’s food storage and supply readiness in the face of a major natural disaster. Our analysis provides concrete and specific guidance for Malaysian policymakers to achieve food security during a natural disaster. More generally, our analysis shows that MFS-Quota can be a valuable tool for policymakers in their quest for food security.

Keywords: Food security, economic development, Malaysia

JEL Classification: B40

Suggested Citation

Ruiz Estrada, Mario Arturo and Ndoma, Ibrahim and Park, Donghyun, The Application of the Minimum Food Security Quota in a Natural Disaster: The Case of Malaysia (September 17, 2014). Singapore Economic Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2497293

Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada (Contact Author)

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

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
+60126850293 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://ssrc.um.edu.my/

Ibrahim Ndoma

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

University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

Donghyun Park

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) ( email )

S3 B2-A28 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore, 639798
Singapore

Asian Development Bank

6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550
Metro Manila
Philippines

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