The Malaysian Cocoa Board (MCB) is a federal statutory
research and development agency under the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities
(previously called Ministry of Primary Industries Malaysia). It was established
under the Act of Parliament 343 (incorporation) in 1988 and has been in operation since 1989. The main
objective is to develop the cocoa industry in Malaysia to be well integrated
and competitive in the global market. Emphasis is given to increasing productivity
and efficiency in cocoa bean production and increasing downstream activities.