Dr. Syahrin Suhaimee is currently Deputy Director at Socio-economic, Market Intelligence, and Agribusiness Research Centre. He received his PhD in Development Economics from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and M.Sc. from University of Minnesota, USA.
He leads the Sociology Program to conduct sociological studies focusing on the agricultural and food industry. His research areas include household income gap, farm economics, rice supply chain, and social capital. He is involved in research studies with United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and COMCEC.
He serves an editorial board for Economic and Technology Management Review, and a technical committee for Socio-economic Studies in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Malaysia.
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Rice is the staple food of Malaysian people. Malaysia produces more than 1.55 million tons of rice yearly, equivalent to 73% of the local requirement. The demand for rice is projected to increase due to the increase in population. However, rice production is decreasing every year. Rice...
Rural communities are always associated with backward economic activities and traditional ways of life. Despite representing around 25% of its population, the rural community is essential to Malaysia’s economic development. The rural areas are a source of food through its agrofood...
Malaysia has always been a trading nation. Strategically located along the Straits of Malacca, it sits on a major shipping channel that connects the Indian Ocean to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. Malaysia recognizes the importance of international trade and relations to the...
This article discusses the application of modern mechanization technologies in Malaysia's four industries (paddy, pineapple, oil palm, and rubber). The application of modern mechanization technologies in the agriculture sector in Malaysia is moderate. Almost all farmers in these four...
Animal feed is one of the factors that hindered the development of the livestock industry in Malaysia. Malaysia is relatively as a small country that lacks land area for grazing. Thus, Malaysia imports more than 3.5 million tons of corn every year as a source of material for animal feed...