|International Society for Horticultural Science|
Horticulture Research International
Asia, at the 115° E longitude; bounded on the north by the South China Sea end on the south by Sarawak.
From the beginning, rice, fruits and vegetables are the major crops produced in the country and later rubber was introduced.
Horticulture offers significant advantages to propel overall agricultural development. Many tropical fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamentals are well suited to local conditions and market demand is increasing. In addition, local fruits have special features for the specially market. More importantly, increasing domestic production would reduce the current import bill of these horticultural commodities totalling B$50 million annually.
The main research thrust is the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources. Cognizant of the potential and possibility of horticulture, the Department of Agriculture under the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, has set up numerous incentives and supportive programs to attract investment. Farmers have been allocated land for development. Quality planting materials, fertilizers, seeds, chemicals and other inputs are provided at 50% subsidy.
Nature of Institutes
The horticultural program, set up by the Department of Agriculture under the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, operates from two research stations and four production stations.
Organisations / Institutes:
Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources