The agropolitan way of re-empowering the rural poor

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The agropolitan (meaning agrocity) concept is an approach to planning rural development from below which promises real economic and socio-psychological empowerment for the rural poor. The approach is a departure from the conventional top-down growth pole model which has resulted in, among others, the empowerment of the organizational agency rather than the targeted rural poor. This paper analyses the pro-poor empowerment potentials of the agropolitan approach with reference to Malaysia. The analysis was based on a study of the agropolitan model adopted by the Malaysian East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) and its comparison to past models such as that of the Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA). It concludes that the model's operational set up does provide for economic empowerment of the targeted rural poor but not their decision making empowerment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Volume13
Issue number13 SPECIAL ISSUE
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Agropolitan
  • Empowerment
  • Growth pole model
  • Network model
  • Rural poor

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The agropolitan way of re-empowering the rural poor. / Buang, Amiah @ Amriah; Ahmad, Habibah; Jusoh, Hamzah; Ratnawati, Y. S.

In: World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 13, No. 13 SPECIAL ISSUE, 2011, p. 1-6.

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