Gambling with the Land
The Contemporary Evolution of Southeast Asian Agriculture
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: NUS Press Pte Ltd
Title Page, Copyright
List of Figures
List of Maps
List of Appendices
This book is part of a series resulting from a five-year international research project (2005–10) funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Titled “Challenges of the Agrarian Transition in Southeast Asia”, it has involved collaboration between scholars, faculty as well as graduate students from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore as well as Canada, the UK...
Chapter 1: Introduction: Assessing the Dynamism of Southeast Asian Agriculture
This book is one among several being prepared in the context of a collaborative research project titled “Challenges of the Agrarian Transition in Southeast Asia” (De Koninck 2004). Its specific purpose is to provide an overall...
Chapter 2: Southeast Asian Agricultural Expansion in Global Perspective
Until the sixteenth century, throughout the world, cropland* expansion remained moderate, as did population growth. Things began to change following European explorations of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, themselves followed by colonial expansion. By the early eighteenth century cropland expansion...
Chapter 3: Growth, Development,Urbanization and Globalization
If UNPOP estimates prove right, the population of Southeast Asia will total more than 760 million inhabitants by 2050, compared to a little over 175 million in 1950 and nearly 600 million by 2010. Population growth...
Chapter 4: The Relative Decline of Agricultural Employment
Since the 1950s, the number of Southeast Asians still depending on agriculture for their livelihood, wholly or partially, has continued to increase across the region, except in Malaysia. This increase is largely attributable...
Chapter 5: Agricultural Growth, Diversification,Intensification and Expansion
Economic indicators often provide a distorted picture of the relative importance of agriculture in Southeast Asia. In this particular case, the fact that, in almost all countries, agricultural value added per worker is not as important as GDP per capita could lead...
Chapter 6: Expansion and Intensification of Food Crops and Increase in Livestock Production
Although in several regions, other cereals and tubers are widely consumed and in some cases even favoured, rice remains by far the major staple in Southeast Asia. It is also the most widely cultivated food crop and, in every country, the one which has received and continues...
Chapter 7: Expansion and Intensification of Cash Crops
Among major plantation crops cultivated in Southeast Asia, oil palm is the one whose territorial expansion has been the most significant since the postcolonial period. In 1961 oil palm plantations covered less than 115,000 hectares, and in 2008 they covered over...
Chapter 8: Pressuring the Land and the Sea
For centuries, fish* and seafood† have represented key elements in the diet of a large number of Southeast Asian communities. In 2001, as sources of protein, they were at least as important as meat in all countries except...
Chapter 9: Conclusion:Gambling with the Land
Th is documented survey of the major trends in Southeast Asian agricultures since the 1960s allows us to identify a number of salient characteristics and processes which can be summarized as follows: 1) Throughout the colonial period, cropland expansion has been...
Page Count: 250
Illustrations: 6 maps, 138 figures
Publication Year: 2012
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