For all applications for assistance programs under MPIB, the applicant can apply through the following 2 application methods:
MPIB has provided various types of assistance and incentives to suit the clusters of pineapple plantation projects. The assistance or incentives provided to entrepreneurs are as follows: -
For each individual / company / cooperative who wants to export fresh, canned or juiced pineapples can apply and register as an online exporter via e-BLESS system (https://www.bless.gov.my/bless/). Applicants must provide a deposit of RM 2,000 for the first time registration made either by cash / postal / cheque on behalf of the Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board. This proof of payment must be attached at the time of registration in BLESS.
For registration of carriers / sellers consisting of individuals / companies / cooperatives selling / transporting pineapple fruits the license application will be charged a fee of RM 20.00 per registration. This proof of payment must be attached at the time of registration in BLESS.
Each participant under the MPIB Pineapple Plantation Assistance Program will be provided through MPIB-registered seed suppliers via MPIB seed supplier registration. Individuals / companies / cooperatives that are not under MPIB can also obtain seed sources from registered seed suppliers under MPIB.
Each registered seed supplier shall be certified as the authenticity of the seed or crop material through the SPBT Certificate (Crop Material Verification Scheme) which is approved by the Department of Agriculture.
Only seed sources and suppliers who received SPBT certification will be recognized as genuine seed sources.
A resolution regarding the use of tissue culture as a source of seed for MD2 pineapple varieties was issued by the Ministry through the Policy Committee Meeting No. 2.2018 where the following resolutions were adopted:
Instructions to disallow seeds and suckers from tissue culture sources are only used in Government procurement. This is applicable until tissue culture technology has been proven to be stable. Until then, only sucker seedlings are allowed for projects under the Government Budget.
The Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board has drafted the national pineapple industry development strategy until 2020. Through the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP), the ministry has focused on developing the national pineapple industry by developing the premium variety MD2 pineapple plantation areas. Focusing on high-value premium varieties and growing demand in the world market enables the country's pineapple industry to remain competitive globally. In line with the goals set out in the National Agricultural Policy (DAN), strengthening the planning of premium pineapple plantation development requires more than 7,700 ha of new areas for MD2 premium pineapple development until the year 2020.
Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board
Wisma Nanas, No. 5, Jalan Padi Mahsuri
Bandar Baru UDA,
81200 Johor Bahru,