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Agriculture in the Malaysian Region
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Agriculture in the Malaysian Region was originally published in Hungary as a contribution to a series of books under the title "Geography of World Agriculture". Covering Malaysia together with Singapore and Brunei it presented a detailed account of agriculture at that time from economic, social and technical standpoints. An innovation was an analysis of the region's agroecosystems. The major types of agriculture covered were shifting cultivation, wet rice production, smallholder tree-crop and mixed forms of cultivation, the plantation systems and finally intensive market-gardening and livestock production. In this edition, a complete revision of the original text has been made while retaining the original framework of analysis. An extended chapter bringing the subject up to date has been added. This sets major changes in agriculture against the backdrop of significant structural change in the region's economies as a whole. Singapore has seen a shift from highly labour intensive production to very capital intensive and specialized forms of production. In Malaysia capital intensity has also increased except in rubber production. Increasingly, agriculture faces the problem of increasing labour costs. The book concludes with an attempt at identifying the likely changes in the agricultural sector in the medium term.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Preliminary Note
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xvii-xx
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  1. Introduction to the Second Edition
  2. pp. xxi-xxii
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  1. Chapter 1. Historical Background
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Chapter 2. A Statistical Overview (1970s) with Commentary
  2. pp. 6-22
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  1. Chapter 3. Land Use and Environment
  2. pp. 23-28
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  1. Chapter 4. Areal Distribution of Crops
  2. pp. 29-51
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  1. Chapter 5. Typology of Agriculture
  2. pp. 52-60
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  1. Chapter 6. Shifting Cultivation
  2. pp. 61-84
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  1. Chapter 7. Semi-commercial (Peasant) Rice-growing
  2. pp. 85-133
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  1. Chapter 8. Perennial Crop Small-holder Agriculture
  2. pp. 134-180
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  1. Chapter 9. Plantation Agriculture
  2. pp. 181-210
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  1. Chapter 10. Intensive Market-gardening and Livestock-rearing
  2. pp. 211-225
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  1. Chapter 11. Agriculture in the Malaysian Region from the Late 1970s
  2. pp. 226-255
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  1. Chapter 12. Crops and Systems Revisited
  2. pp. 256-318
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  1. Bibliography and Further References
  2. pp. 319-336
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 337-348
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