The Impact of Food Supply Chain Disruptions Amidst COVID-19 in Malaysia

  • Chiew Foan Chin University of Nottingham Malaysia
Keywords: Food Supply Chain, COVID-19, Pandemic, Food Security, Malaysia


Over the last 10 years, the food supply has been secured in Malaysia through a combination of local food production and supply of imported food. The occurrence of COVID-19 has disrupted the food supply chain with the lockdown restriction known as the Movement Control Order (MCO) put in place to break the transmission mode of COVID-19. This article outlines the chronological events that took place in Malaysia after a COVID-19 outbreak due to a religious gathering. The impact of MCO on the food supply chain, particularly to urban residents, is also described, with recommended approaches to mitigate the situation.


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Author Biography

Chiew Foan Chin, University of Nottingham Malaysia

Associate Professor, Beacon of Excellence Future Food Malaysia, and School of Biosciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering

How to Cite
Chin, C. (2020). The Impact of Food Supply Chain Disruptions Amidst COVID-19 in Malaysia. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(4), 161–163.
Commentaries on COVID-19 and the Food System