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Challenges on idle agriculture land management - an institutional perspective in Malaysia

Omar, Ismail and Azima, A. M. (2009) Challenges on idle agriculture land management - an institutional perspective in Malaysia. European Journal of Social Sciences , 9 (1). pp. 39-47. ISSN 14502267

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Abstract

This paper reviews the efforts undertaken by the government to improve idle agriculture land in Malaysia. In doing so, this paper analyse the economic policies of the government since the inception of the New Economic Policy (NEP) in the country. This paper also examines the practical categorisation of the causes of idle land in institutional way. There are formal and informal constraints which caused idle agriculture lands. The formal factors are written rules whilst informal factors are related to the way in which landowners are behaving towards the effort by agents and agencies to redevelop their agricultural lands. Data were collected from interviews with affected landowners in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia as the case study area. Data were analysed using qualitative analysis to show the causes of idle lands within the effort undertaken by the government. The findings shows that there are various efforts by the government to improve idle land and there are also various causes to the success of the government efforts to improve idle agricultural lands. Thus, the factors influenced the supply of idle agriculture land available for development. Hence, ways and means to smoothen the supply of land for development are inevitably important to make more potential land available for agriculture development and hence increase agriculture productivity.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:agricultural development, idle lands, institutional perspective
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions:Geoinformation Science And Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:13247
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:28 Jul 2011 01:23
Last Modified:28 Jul 2011 01:23

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