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Changing Paddy Land to Other Land Uses and the Implication to the Paddy Production Case Study: Alor Setar, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia

Wan Ismail, Wan Ibrisam Fikry and Omar, Ismail and Deraman, Mohd Zahib (2008) Changing Paddy Land to Other Land Uses and the Implication to the Paddy Production Case Study: Alor Setar, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia. In: International Conference Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE) 2008, 27-29 August 2008, University of Ulster, Jordanstown.

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Abstract

Generally, the rapid urbanization process of an area would affect the pattern of land use. This is mostly influenced by the economic factor that strongly focuses on the highest return that can be derived from the land. In Alor Setar, the agricultural sector, which was a core economic sector previously, now has moved towards more productive sectors. This has raised the number of converted agricultural land, in order to fulfill the demand from the housing, commercial, infrastructure and industrial sectors. This study is focused on the conversion of paddy land, which has been developed with various types of building. Based on the qualitative and quantitative methods, it was found that a lot of housing projects were being carried out on the paddy land. This research also found that the conversion activities do make an impact to the paddy production. On the other hand, it is not such a major issue since Alor Setar has already been gazetted for the future development even though those paddy lands are located within the rice bowl area. Hence, the conversion of paddy land, especially in other rice bowl area needs to be perpetually controlled so that the importance of paddy sector can fulfill the country’s need.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:paddy, private sectors,conversion, rice bowl
Subjects:S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Geoinformation Science And Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:7498
Deposited By: En. Tajul Ariffin Musa
Deposited On:06 Jan 2009 07:10
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:52

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