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Piper nigrum Linnaeus was first planted in Langkawi, Kedah as early as 1619. However, the cultivation of the spice was later pioneered by the Hakka Chinese, who came to Bau in the late 1840s to mine gold and plant pepper in Sarawak. Piper nigrum Linnaeus later known as the King of Spices has quickly attracted the attention of most growers in the early days after Charles Brooke introduced some encouraging incentives to the local farmers. To-date, Sarawak remains the largest producer of pepper in the country and thus putting Malaysia among the world’s top producers and exporters of high quality pepper in 12 major countries. Recognizing the high demand for pepper and pepper based products, pepper remains one of the most attractive and lucrative commodities to many growers over the years.
As an agency entrusted with the development of pepper industry by the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) of Malaysia, MPB will continue to formulate, develop and implement strategic policies, strategies and programs that will directly benefit pepper growers, entrepreneurs, traders and exporters. In addition, strategic and continuous efforts will be carried out throughout the country to encourage new planting of pepper and such initiatives will not be directed to small-holders only but also to private companies and/or statutory bodies.
To ensure the industry remains sustainable and competitive, MPB will continue to embrace and pursue relevant continuous strategic renewal, innovation, and venturing initiatives whenever possible while fostering strategic collaborations with relevant stakeholders built on entrepreneurial orientation postures.
I hope you will find the information presented in this portal useful and it will subsequently allow you to know us better in terms of what we do and how can we help you. At the same time, MPB will keep the pepper community updated on the latest developments of pepper industry.