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

Singapore Economic Review, Vol. 60, No. 4, 2015

Posted: 12 Nov 2015

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

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Date Written: November 10, 2015

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 natural disaster that may critically affect the socio-economic and political well-being 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. As such, any country could build its own MFS-Quota based on its 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 and Park, Donghyun, The Application of the Minimum Food Security Quota in Response to a Potential Natural Disaster: The Case of Malaysia (November 10, 2015). Singapore Economic Review, Vol. 60, No. 4, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2688852

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

Donghyun Park

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) ( email )

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Singapore, 639798
Singapore

Asian Development Bank

6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550
Metro Manila
Philippines

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