The agriculture and agrofood sectors experienced damages and losses amounting to RM111.95 million as a result of the northeast monsoon last month.
Agriculture and Food Security Minister Mohamad Sabu said the ministry’s disaster management centre report recorded damages and losses over 24,700 hectares of agricultural land.
He said these involved 12,000 farmers, breeders as well as agrofood entrepreneurs throughout the country.
"To lighten their burden, the agriculture and food security ministry's Caring programme provided 6,700 ready-to-cook kits, 3,000 ready-to-eat kits and 1,000 hygiene kits to those affected in the agrofood community.
"The contribution, involving a RM1 million allocation, was to assist the agrofood community hit by the monsoon disaster nationwide," he said in Kota Bharu today.
Mohamad added that despite the monsoon disaster, the country's food supply was still intact.
"Food supply is sufficient as the floods mostly occurred in the east coast while the west coast was relatively unaffected," he said.