Department Profile

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To manage and develop sustainable forest resources as well as optimize its contribution to socio-economic development of the country.


To be recognized as a leading agency in the management of sustainable tropical forest.


In line with the principles of sustainable forest management which is geared towards the national vision and mission work, Kedah State Forestry Department has set the following objectives:

  • To manage sustainable forest resources for sustainable crop production and forest service as well as optimum and its use in accordance with the requirements of the environment.
  • To increase the supply of crop production and forest service through appropriate forestry activities that will improve quality, productivity and use of forest resources.
  • To continue to develop appropriate robust technology with environmental requirements for the preservation, management and use of forest resources.
  • To preserve and protect the biodiversity of forests, water, soil and the use of sustainable.
  • To improve the quality and efficiency of processing factories as well as forest products-based add downstream activities with high value added.
  • Strengthening human resource development to support the forestry sector.
  • To increase public awareness regarding the role of the forest environment and preservation through learning and information dissemination.
  • To enhance the contribution of the forestry sector to the State income, foreign exchange and employment opportunities.