The Kedah and Perlis states are well-known for rice cultivation so much so that they are known as rice granaries. The area managed by the Muda Agricultural Development Authority is 130,282 hectares where 100,685 hectares are paddy fields. This paddy area covers two (2) states namely Kedah (82,968 hectares) and State of Perlis (17,717 hectares). The area of Rice Field Paddy area represents 35.13% of the country’s rice paddy area. The detail of the area of the Muda Regions relative to the size of other granaries in Malaysia is as follows: –

The MADA area is the largest in Malaysia, in order to ensure MADA’s management and administration travel smoothly, MADA is divided into four (4) regions namely, Region I (Perlis), Region II (Jitra), Region III (Pendang ) and Region IV (City of Sarang Semut). Detailed information on the area of MADA is as follows: –

In order to ensure the production of rice yields in Muda area can be increased from time to time. MADA is constantly working to improve the implementation of rice paddy activities through Paddy Industry Development programs. The program is implemented annually by focusing on improvements in rice cultivation activities such as management, technology, infrastructure development, agronomy and other support programs. Detailed information of the Paddy Industry Development Program that is carried out throughout the year 2016 is as follows: –

i. Paddy Plant at MUDA Areas
a. Paddy Plant Activity for Whole Muda Area
Each Region of MADA is responsible for planning, coordinating, assisting and monitoring every implementation carried out in localities. In addition, these localities also help provide advice, guidance and assistance to farmers. This is one of the ways to achieve the targeted mission of maximizing farmer income. The detailed information of the growing area for each locality in the Muda Regions is as follows: –

b. Performance And Achievement Of Paddy Plant Activity For Overall Muda Area
The performance and achievement of rice cultivation activities in the Muda Regions is influenced by several factors including adequate water resources, adequate supply of inputs, good irrigation and irrigation systems and timely planting of rice. In addition, it is also assisted by effective expansion activities by MADA officials. During each season, the MADA monitored the performance of paddy activities and this is one of the ways to ensure the achievement of rice capacity in Muda area is at its highest level. Achievements and achievements are measured based on the following indicators: –

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