26-09-16: Malaysia gets inspiration from Denmark

By Anya Palm

The dairy market in Southeast Asia has long been a tempting, but risky market for foreign investors with its million-souls-strong potential buyer capacity, but intertwined with a food culture that is not traditionally laden with dairy products. This goes especially for Malaysia.

The Danish government have decided to take on the challenge: Last week Danish Agricultural Minister Esben Lunde Larsen (V) and his Malaysian counterpart, Dato´Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on agricultural cooperation, which will enhance, among other things, the export of Danish knowhow within dairy production.

“We want a long-term co-operation with Malaysia, and we are now starting a partnership that I am sure both countries will benefit greatly from,” the Danish Minister said of the agreement.