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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-47
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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Keywords

  • Agricultural development
  • Idle lands
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Challenges on idle agriculture land management - An institutional perspective in Malaysia. / Abdul Manaf, Azima; Ismail, O.

In: European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 1, 07.2009, p. 39-47.

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