Agriculture has long
been the mainstay of the region’s economy. Gearing
towards high technology agriculture, together with large
scale commercial farming, this initiative explores the introduction
in ways that will improve the income of
smallholders, farmers and fishermen.
Kelantan, Terengganu Pahang and Mersing,
with their vast tracts of land (accounting for about 34.8
per cent of total Peninsular Malaysia’s agricultural
areas), are major contributors to the agricultural and food
sector of the national economy.
Under the ECER, agriculture is one of the key economic drivers.
It includes crops, livestock and fisheries.