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Lauk Foodtech

A global leader in food technologies and innovations that will benefit society with better quality food and services.

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Lauk Teknologi Services

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small company (under 50 employees)

If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.

MYSAVEFOOD - Food Waste Reduction Initiative Sejahtera Malaysia - Social Development & Inclusion Malaysia Hemptech Industrial Research Association - Nutrition & New Protein

Website of Legally Registered Entity

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • 1-3 years

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?

Klang Valley, Malaysia

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?


Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

The size of the Klang Valley Region of 2,843 square kilometres. Klang Valley is home to roughly 7.9 million people.

What country is your selected Place located in?


Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

Born and raised in this place.

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

Being a multiracial country, Malaysia has been well-positioned as a food paradise. The label is by no means a mere accident; however, it is due to the synergistic effect brought by the intermingling of the various ethnic groups. In addition, the country is further enriched by culinary heritage it shares with neighbouring countries and regions. Amid rapid modernization, the country still manages to hold on to her proud heritage. As a result, Malaysia is one of the few places where one could find an amalgamation of flavours and varieties of heritage food, which stands a living proof of the famous motto Malaysia, Truly Asia. In 2016, Malaysia consisted of a population of 31.7 million, and Bumiputera made up the majority of the population with 68.8%, followed by Chinese at 23.4%, Indians at 7%, and others at 1%.

What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?


Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

We want to nurture and inspire people to embark on a new era of food technology that focuses on sustaining the quality of food we consume and at the same time reducing our environmental footprints through our waste reduction programme.

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

Lauk is currently building a supply chain network that will help connect between consumer, food producer and the independent merchant-trade company to grow and scale their operation. The idea behind this is to improve efficiency, transparency and sustainability in the food industry.

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

Our goal is to change the modern human culinary behaviour by providing a much healthy and quality lifestyle whilst maintaining the taste and freshness of local products and delicacies.

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?


The advanced agriculture and food industry in 2050 will sustain the local community through job creation which allows the local community to participate and grow the economic sector.


Smart nutrition will turn traditional and specialised nutrition to become obsolete. Harmful food additive will no longer be allowed on consumer products. Community is able to live healthily with affordable nutritious food that has reduced the number of Non-Communicative Diseases (NCDs) in Klang Valley.


Through the advancement of computing and research tools. The technology that is serving the ecosystem able to replicate the configuration and best practice which easily be applied to a different market.


Government food policy will no longer be focusing on solving health issues. Local food production has reduced the import bill for food products.


Sustaining local crops, Reintroducing forgotten food and recipe innovation


Carbon zero offset 

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

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Hi Ahmad Qaiyum 

Welcome to the Food System Vision Prize Community! Thank you for sharing your Vision about the food system in Klang Valley, Malaysia.

Since the Prize asks you to imagine the food system in 2050, we encourage you to think more about vision than solution. Here are some tips and questions you can think about to make your Vision stronger:

How might you evolve your Vision to make it more inclusive and systemic for your local food system and its numerous stakeholders? You could explain how your Vision will address the six interconnected themes: Economics, Diet, Technology, Policy, Culture and Environment in a more integrated way.

What would life in Klang Valley look like in 2050? How might your work today look like in 2050 if you were to upset the current trends and build a new trajectory for the future that inspires others around you to collaborate?

You can find some guiding principles and inspiration in the Vision Prize Toolkit in Chapter 2 under Tools of Transformation:

Look forward to seeing your Vision evolve through the coming weeks.