Accessibility Accessibility

Accessibility to food refers to the ability of the population to obtain healthy, safe food and to meet the needs of the lifestyle either through purchasing or a self-sustaining economy.

Any issues related to this dimension are monitored and coordinated by the National Cost of Living Secretariat, the Ministry of Home Trade and Consumer Affairs.







There is various food program from government bodies to address food issues whether in terms of supplementing lack of nutrients to assisting the needy in time of needs. National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) plays an important role during disasters to help victims by giving temporary shelter, food and other assistance. While as Department of Social Welfare Malaysia (JKM) focus more on giving consistence aid to targeted group such as those below Poverty Line Income (PGK), Person with Disabilities (OKU), senior citizen and so on. In additions, supports from private bodies and NGOs that continue to raise public awareness and spread their wings to those unfortunate people especially by providing free meals.


  • Program Susu Sekolah

The School Milk Program (PSS) is implemented simultaneously with the Supplementary Meal Plan (RMT). This program is implemented for students from poor families who have a family income with low socio -economic status in order to get a balanced diet while in school.

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 Total: 32.7 million

 Citizen: 29.7 million

 Non-Citizen: 3.0 million

 National Household Income 2019



 Total: RM7,051

 Urban: RM7,683

 Rural: RM4,556

 Average Poverty Line Income (PLI)



 Total: RM2,208

 Urban: RM2,210

 Rural: RM2,199

 Average Food (PLI), 2019



 Total: RM1,169

 Urban: RM1,176

 Rural: RM1,142

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