Gambling with the Land
The Contemporary Evolution of Southeast Asian Agriculture
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: NUS Press Pte Ltd
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Title Page, Copyright
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List of Figures
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List of Appendices
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Th is book is part of a series resulting from a fi ve-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, Th ailand, Vietnam and Singapore as well as We therefore wish to thank the SSHRC for its fi nancial support as well as the Asia Research Institute ...
Chapter 1: Introduction:Assessing the Dynamism of Southeast Asian Agriculture
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...“Such coincidence of policy across several centuries and, in the modern period, across very diﬀ erent types of regime is prima facie evidence that something fundamental about state making is at work.” “A third line of reasoning would look at the ways in which the village economy is tied to supra-village or even Chap1 (1-10) 1Chap1 (1-10) 1 11/1/12 10:56:27 AM11/1/12 10:56:27 AM1 Th e following paragraphs resemble closely some of those contained in “A Half Century of Agrarian Transformations in ...
Chapter 2: Southeast Asian Agricultural Expansion in Global Perspective
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Southeast Asia’s Agricultural Expansion in Global Perspective 11“Besides, there must be a transfer of population from overpopulated districts and a real internal colonization of empty spaces. Experience has shown that spontaneous migration would not adequately achieve the desired “It is the settlers themselves who by their own exertions open and develop the land, and it must be clearly understood that they have as permanent a stake in the welfare of the country as any mine or estate owner.” ...
Chapter 3: Growth, Development,Urbanization and Globalization
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...“Th ere is no longer a ‘rural sector’ which can be considered in splendid isolation, nor are there signifi cant groups of people which can possibly be viewed as being contained in a mode of rural existence.” “It is acknowledged by most scholars that in the fi rst stages of industrialization agriculture has made an important contribution in those countries which have successfully developed” Chap3 (23-40) 23Chap3 (23-40) 23 11/1/12 3:50:52 PM11/1/12 3:50:52 PM...
Chapter 4: The Relative Decline of Agricultural Employment
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...“Th e point, however, is that the rural producers of today are productive and enduring only insofar as they have moved from being peasants into new and diﬀ erent worlds of production and, consequently, of social “… any program that robs rural people of their foothold on the land must be fi rmly rejected”. * “Agricultural population is defi ned as all persons depending for their livelihood on agriculture, hunting, fi shing and forestry. It comprises all persons economically active in agriculture as well as their non-working dependents” (FAOSTAT) (our ...
Chapter 5: Agricultural Growth, Diversification,Intensification and Expansion
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Agricultural Growth, Diversifi cation, Intensifi cation and Expansion 51“It is thus incorrect to associate economic development at all times with declining labour intensity of agri-“Th e possibilities for increasing employment and income and for generating wealth lie not so much in maxi-mising the production of rice as in using intensive rice cultivation as a basis for economic diversifi cation.” Chap5 (51-80) 51Chap5 (51-80) 51 11/1/12 11:08:41 AM11/1/12 11:08:41 AM...
Chapter 6: Expansion and Intensification of Food Crops and Increase in Livestock Production
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Expansion and Intensifi cation of Food Crops and Increase in Livestock Production 81“Despite the shifting fads and fancies in development paradigms on the role of the state, and despite accu-mulating examples of government failures in the past decades, all would agree that the public sector has crucial Chap6 (81-102) 81Chap6 (81-102) 81 11/1/12 11:09:37 AM11/1/12 11:09:37 AM* “Data refer to the area from which a crop is gathered. … If the crop under consideration is harvested more than once ...
Chapter 7: Expansion and Intensification of Cash Crops
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...“An increase in agricultural productivity in lowlands, for example, reduces pressures on natural resource exploita-tion on marginal lands as we noted in the case of the likely eﬀ ects of Green Revolution on deforestation.” Chap7 (103-140) 103Chap7 (103-140) 103 11/1/12 11:10:14 AM11/1/12 11:10:14 AMChap7 (103-140) 104Chap7 (103-140) 104 11/1/12 11:10:16 AM11/1/12 11:10:16 AMPercentage of agricultural area allocated to palm fruit cultivation...
Chapter 8: Pressuring the Land and the Sea
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...“Th ere are other curious little exchanges of material between sea and land” “Fish and other marine organisms constitute one of the most important of the marine resources in Southeast Asian seas. … All states in the region have reason to protect the marine environment from pollution. … At the same time the Southeast Asian nations are eager to stimulate economic development, which calls for the exploitation of terrestrial as well as marine resources that could create pollution of nearby seas.” ...
Chapter 9: Conclusion:Gambling with the Land
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...“Th ere are multiple agrarian paths and, moreover, there is ‘continuous revolution’. … Th e experiences of other parts of the world may oﬀ er insights into the possible, they in no sense oﬀ er a model of the agrarian Chap9 (159-164) 159Chap9 (159-164) 159 11/1/12 11:12:01 AM11/1/12 11:12:01 AMChap9 (159-164) 160Chap9 (159-164) 160 11/1/12 11:12:03 AM11/1/12 11:12:03 AMChap9 (159-164) 161Chap9 (159-164) 161 11/1/12 11:12:03 AM11/1/12 11:12:03 AM...
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Table A1 Southeast Asia: Countries and islands, dimensions and population in 2010Regions (including Brunei, Singapore and East Timor) Population (million) Area (sq. km)Main archipelagic territories Population (million) Area (sq. km)Sources: Central Bureau of Statistics 2010 (Indonesia); Department of Statistics 2010 (Malaysia); National Statistics Oﬃ ce Appendix (165-170) 165Appendix (165-170) 165 11/1/12 10:43:03 AM11/1/12 10:43:03 AM...
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Page Count: 250
Illustrations: 6 maps, 138 figures
Publication Year: 2012