Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry, Malaysia (MOA)

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry, abbreviated MOA, is also known as Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani Malaysia in Malay term.
Logo Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani Malaysia

Logo of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry


The main function of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry is to evaluate, establish, monitor and implement policies, strategies and programmes for agricultural development of the country.

The Ministry of Agriculture (Malay: Kementerian Pertanian) was first established in 1955, when the Member System was replaced with the Minister System of the Federation of Malaya.

In 1957, the Ministry of Agriculture was renamed Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives (Malay: Kementerian Pertanian dan Syarikat Kerjasama).

In 1970, the Ministry was again renamed Ministry of Agriculture and Land (Malay: Kementerian Pertanian dan Tanah).

New portfolios were allocated to the Ministry in 1974 and the Ministry was renamed the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Malay: Kementerian Pertanian dan Pembangunan Luar Bandar) in 1974.

In 1978, the Ministry was renamed the Ministry of Agriculture again.

The Ministry of Agriculture was restructured and renamed Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries on March 27, 2004 and the name remains unchanged until today.

Departments and agencies under the Ministry are:

Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Screenshot

Screenshot of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries official website


The official website of Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries features the Ministry's programmes and initiatives:
  • Malaysian Good Agricultural Practices (myGAP)

  • New Income Source (Sumber Kekayaan Baharu)

  • Agropreneur

  • Agrotourism (Agropelancongan)

  • Training Programmes

  • MyAgrosis Club (Agriculture Graduate Entrepreneurs Club)

  • MyAgro (Agriculture Intelligence System)


Address:   Head Office:

Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry
Level 1, Wisma Tani
No. 28, Persiaran Perdana
Precinct 4, Federal Government Administration Center
62624 Putrajaya
Malaysia.
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/moaMalaysia/
Twitter:   https://twitter.com/moaMalaysia
Notes:   Available in Malay version only.
Website:   www.moa.gov.my/


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Guide ID: 1686 - Last Updated: April 23, 2019