RISDA is one of the Federal Statutory Bodies under the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development and was established on 1 January 1973 under the authorities endorsed by Parliament:-
- RISDA Rubber Industry Smallholders’ Development Authority Act 85, 1972.
- Rubber Industry (Replanting) Fund Ordinance 1952.
With the establishment of RISDA, it is clear that “the Government takes a serious view of the role of the Smallholders Sector as one of the most important yield-production sectors of the national economy."
Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir, KMN
Chairman / Director-General of RISDA
Official Launch of RISDA on 8 February 1973