The ECER’s advantage in agriculture lies in its vast tracts of arable land. Spanning over 2.2 million hectares or 34.8% of Malaysia’s total agriculture land, it has contributed significantly to the agricultural-based and food sector of the national economy. Strategically located in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, the Region has a huge potential to become the main gateway for agricultural trade in the Asia Pacific.
It offers opportunities to invest in the following areas:
Featured Players in the Sector
ROMPIN INTEGRATED PINEAPPLE INDUSTRIES SDN. BHD., ROMPIN, PAHANG
Rompin Integrated Pineapple Industries Sdn Bhd (“RIPI”) was appointed as Anchor Company by the East Coast Economic Region Development Council to commercially develop, operate and manage a designated pineapple plantation project in Rompin, Pahang, Malaysia. With approximately 1,500 acres of prime agricultural land, its vision is to be the largest producer of MD2 pineapples in the region.
BIO ALPHA INTERNATIONAL SDN. BHD., DUNGUN, TERENGGANU
Bio Alpha farms quality herbs like Tongkat Ali, Kacip Fatimah, Hempedu Bumi, Misai Kucing, Dukung Anak, Roselle etc. The company has invested considerable resources at Desaru, Johor and Pasir Raja, Terengganu, where it offers contract farming services and jobs opportunities. Bioalpha serves as a hub to disseminate knowledge to partner farmers, where the on-going knowledge and best practices shared has benefited the farmers in not only increasing their yield per acre through optimum utilisation of resources, but has increased the number of crop cycles on the land considerably, allowing farmers to reap a richer harvest.