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Agriculture Practice and Food Supply in Malaysia for last 50 years

Version 1 : Received: 19 September 2021 / Approved: 22 September 2021 / Online: 22 September 2021 (11:42:38 CEST)

How to cite: Moniruzzaman, M.; Reza, M.I.H.; Khatun, R. Agriculture Practice and Food Supply in Malaysia for last 50 years. Preprints 2021, 2021090378 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202109.0378.v1). Moniruzzaman, M.; Reza, M.I.H.; Khatun, R. Agriculture Practice and Food Supply in Malaysia for last 50 years. Preprints 2021, 2021090378 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202109.0378.v1).

Abstract

Malaysia is a developing country and agro-industries contribute country’s economy. However, it is largely unknown the scenarios of agricultural practice and food supply over the years. To understand the fact, this study was designed to explore the agricultural land use changes and domestic food supply for last 50 years in Malaysia. The result showed that oil palm plantation area and yield, both are increased by folds, conforming “oil palm” mono-culture practice. Rice cultivation area remained almost unchanged but the yield increased. However, both area of plantation and yield in case of rubber, coca and coconut were decreased. When, it comes to domestic food supply, in 1973 food grain (Rice, Wheat, Maize) import was lower than domestic production. However, the import increased more than 3 times than the domestic production in 2013. Domestic production of vegetables and vegetables import was almost 50:50. Fruits import increased almost 3 times of domestic production, though domestic production was increased. In conclusion, it is understood that Malaysian agriculture economy is standing on “oil palm” wearers domestic food supply is import dependent. It is high time to reshuffle the policy for sustainable development and achieving food sovereignty.

Keywords

agriculture economy; mono-cropping; food import; sustainable agriculture; food security

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