Agriculture and Food Business Development Center (Agri-BDC) Agriculture and Food Business Development Center (Agri-BDC)

I. Background

Agriculture and Food Business Development Center (Agri-BDC) is a local and local information center created by Ministry of Malaysia Agriculture and Agro-Based to support and develop business in the business in the National Agriculture and Food Sector.

This programme is a continuity programme of Local Agriculture Information Center under the 7th RMK and it was transferred to Agri-BDC programme under 8thRMK. This programme has given a lot of benefits to the investor and to future investor in agriculture sector through various services. This programme has a growth potential in order to spread the benefit to the target group all over the country. Agri-Food business Development Center is the resource and sole information center formed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries to assist agriculture and food business community in Malaysia. It is specifically created to cater the needs of related group which involved in agriculture and food business community in this sector.

This center is created for public facility (researcher, department/agency and individual) and private sector (entrepreneur and company) to access information related to the services provided and to assist public and private sector in understanding the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries including Departments and Agencies under the Ministry. Among the information provided includes:

  • Consultancy service
  • Expertise
  • Grant provided by the Government
  • Loan
  • Training
  • Rules and Legal to be complied
  • Accreditation and standard
  • Business match making
  • Consultant Service
 

BDC Reference is the information retrieved form library, published materials, videos and expertise from Ministry, Department and Agencies.

BDC service can be accessed through telephone, letters, email and fax besides BDC Center directly.

This center hopefully can assist in information dissemination regarding services provided by Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries, related Departments and Agencies directly to the target group in a certain location especially organization which involved directly in the agriculture and food based production industries.

 

II. Objective

The objectives of this programme is for:

To provide latest information regarding investment opportunities at all level in supply chain for all plantations, farming and processed food subsector.

To attract and convince current investment and investor to invest in agriculture sector especially food subsector.

To become reference center for agriculture sector investment planning and implementation.

 

III. Roles and Function

Agri-BDC provides latest information regarding investment opportunities at all level in supply chain for all plantation, farming, fishery and food-processed subsector. Agri-BDC is the reference center for agriculture sector investment planning and implementation.

Agri-BDC's function is also to attract and convince current investment and investor to invest in agriculture sector especially food subsector.

Besides that, Agri-BDC has become an important component in promoting agriculture and agro-based industries by participating exhibitions and expos in the country and abroad.

Offering information, technical assistance and business legal. Information related to agriculture and food business aspect obtained from website or in the form of books, video and compact disc.

 

Among available topics:

  • Market and business
  • Business Potential
  • Incentive and fund
  • Plantation Management
  • Land and water resource
  • Food processing
  • Technology and R & D
  • Food quality and safety
  • Laws and Rules
  • Logistic and market infrastructure
 

Technical assistance related to food and processing agriculture production can be obtained from Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Ministerial staff through telephone, fax, e-mail or website.

 

Investment opportunities

  • Main Production
  • Integration Projects
  • Food Processing
  • Small scale manufacturing projects
  • Projects in promoted location
  • High technology project
  • Companies that provide frozen food network and services for food processing product
  • Research and development project
  • Research contract
  • Training project
  • Export promotion
  • Malaysia Brand Promotion
  • Information technology and communication (ICT) application
 

Investment Incentive

  • Apprentice level (PS)
  • Investment Tax Allowance (ITA)
  • Incentive for New Food Production
  • Incentive for Companies who re-invest in the current Food Production project v
  • Re-investment allowance
  • Incentive for Livestock Farming modernization system v
  • Fast-approved Modal allowance
  • Agriculture allowance ( Table 3, Income tax Act)
  • Industrial building Allowance
  • Infrastructure Allowance
  • 100% allowance on the Modal Expenses for Approved agriculture project
  • Incentive for High technology project
  • Incentive for Research and Development (R & D)
  • Incentive for Small and Medium Industries
  • Incentive for Company that provide Frozen food network and services for food product
  • Incentive for Halal Food production
  • 2 times installment for Expenses to achieved Halal and Quality certificate and accreditation
  • Incentive for Export
  • Incentive for Training
  • Incentive related to Tariff

Menawarkan maklumat, bantuan teknikal dan perundingan perniagaan. Maklumat mengenai aspek perniagaan pertanian dan makanan boleh diperolehi daripada laman web atau dalam bentuk buku, video dan cakera padat.

 

Antara topik-topik yang disediakan:

  • Pasaran dan perniagaan
  • Potensi Perniagaan
  • Insentif dan dana
  • Pengurusan Ladang
  • Sumber tanah dan air
  • Pemprosesan makanan
  • Teknologi dan R&D
  • Kualiti dan keselamatan makanan
  • Undang-undang dan peraturan
  • Logistik dan Infrastruktur pasaran
 

Bantuan teknikal untuk hal-hal berkaitan pengeluaran pertanian makanan dan pemprosesan makanan boleh diperolehi daripada pegawa-pegawai kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Berasaskan Pertanian melalui telefon, faks, e-mel atau laman web.

 

Peluang-peluang Pelaburan

  • Pengeluaran Utama
  • Projek-projek Integrasi
  • Pemprosesan makanan
  • Projek perkilangan berskala kecil
  • Projek-projek di lokasi yang dipromosikan
  • Projek berteknologi tinggi
  • Syarikat-syarikat yang menyediakan kemudahan rangkaian sejuk beku dan perkhidmatan untuk produk pemprosesan makanan
  • Projek penyelidikan dan pembangunan
  • Kontrak penyelidikan
  • Projek latihan
  • Promosi eksport
  • Promosi jenama Malaysia
  • Penggunaan teknologi maklumat dan komunikasi (ICT)
 

Insentif Pelaburan

  • Taraf perintis (PS)
  • Elaun Cukai Pelaburan (ITA)
  • Insentif untuk Projek Pengeluaran Makanan Baru
  • Insentif untuk Syarikat Yang Melabur Semula dalam Projek Pengeluaran Makanan Sedia Ada
  • Elaun Pelaburan Semula
  • Insentif untuk Memodenkan Sistem Penternakan Ayam dan Itik
  • Elaun Modal Dipercepatkan
  • Elaun Pertanian (Jadual 3, Akta Cukai Pendapatan)
  • Elaun Bangunan Undustri
  • Elaun Infrastruktur
  • Elaun 100% atas Perbelanjaan Modal bagi projek Pertanian yang Diluluskan
  • Insentif untuk Projek Berteknologi Tinggi
  • Insentif untuk Penyelidikan dan pembangunan (R&D)
  • Insentif untuk Syarikat Berskala Kecil dan Sederhana
  • Insentif untuk Syarikat yang menyediakan kemudahan Rangkaian Sejuk Beku dan Perkhidmatan untuk Produk Makanan
  • Insentif untuk pengeluaran Makanan Halal
  • Potongan Dua Kali untuk Perbelanjaan Bagi Mendapatkan Sijil Halal dan Kualiti serta Akreditasi
  • Insentif untuk Eksport
  • Insentif untuk Latihan
  • Insentif berkaitan dengan Tarif
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