Chinese company to help Malaysian agriculture to become more self-sufficient

Farming indoors is on the rise in Malaysian agriculture, with private companies like Sananbio supporting the government’s bid to raise the self-sufficiency level on vegetables to 70% in 2025.

“Relying on Sananbio’s technical background, I hope Sananbio will be able to support the Malaysian government in achieving its National Agrofood Policy 2.0 (DAN 2.0) modern agriculture objective for self-sufficiency level on vegetables from 44.6% in 2019 to 70% by 2025,” said Sananbio global sales director Galen Zhou.

The brand shared that, alongside DAN 2.0 and the push for smart agriculture with government funding for the adoption of fourth industrial revolution technologies, many investors are aggressively studying indoor farming investment plans for the next three to five years, mainly for the huge local vegetable market and export to Singapore.

“We are convinced that using Malaysia as an indoor farming and development base to promote indoor farming has great potential to spread to other South-East Asian countries,” said Square Roots general manager Jennifer Sow In Heng, the partner of Sananbio Malaysia indoor agricultural system.

“We are convinced that using Malaysia as an indoor farming and development base to promote indoor farming has great potential to spread to other South-East Asian countries,” said Square Roots general manager Jennifer Sow In Heng, the partner of Sananbio Malaysia indoor agricultural system.

The hydroponic growth system used by Square Roots comes from China-based company Sananbio. A joint venture established by the optoelectronic San’an Group and the Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sananbio has been in use in dozens of counties and regions around the world, since its establishment.

Its Radix modular multi-layer hydroponic growth system integrates the plant light source system, cultivation board, and nutrient solution supply system to provide the 'sunlight' and 'land' needed for plant growth.

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