The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) is a statutory body which has been mandated to conduct research in agriculture, food and agro-based industries in Malaysia. MARDI is managed and guided by the regulations and policies set by the MARDI Governing Board and consented by the Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry.
MARDI has established MARDI Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MARDICorp) in 1992 to facilitate the transfer of its research and development output for commercial and public applications that benefits the Malaysian agriculture, food and agro-based industries. Besides undertaking commercialization activities, MARDICorp provides end-to-end consultancy and bespoke services that utilizes the core competencies of MARDI encompassing its entire research and development capabilities and infrastructure both locally and abroad.
MARDICorp also operates the 132 hectares Malaysia Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) campus, the largest agro park in Malaysia and Asia. It was created under an initiative by the Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries to be a venue for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE), especially for those catering towards the agriculture, horticulture and agro-tourism field. MAEPS host the Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture and Agrotourism Show (MAHA) every two years and will be celebrating its 10th Year Anniversary in 2018.