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Resource management: Fragmentation of land ownership and its impact on sustainability of agriculture

Khalid, Haniza and Yusuf, Muhammad Dayyan (2012) Resource management: Fragmentation of land ownership and its impact on sustainability of agriculture. In: 11th International Annual Symposium on Sustainability Science and Management (UMTAS 2012), 9 - 11 July 2012, Kuala Trengganu, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The inevitable implications of fragmenting farmland ownership are (i) uneconomic land sizes and farm operations, (ii) greater tendency to convert the farmland to other uses (and hence, the subsequent decline of food production capabilities of the country as a whole) and (iii) under-investment in the land as co-owners disagree on how land should be utilized. Fragmentation of ownership occurs in two ways, one is through the practice of distributing a deceased’s assets based on the literal application of the Fara’id calculations. Another is through formal and informal credit arrangements using land as a form of collateral. The implications of land fragmentation go against the government efforts to revitalize agriculture for trade and food security objectives. This paper evaluates land fragmentation problem in Malaysia and suggests policy-improvement measures that can be adopted by the present land resource management authorities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3350/27046
Uncontrolled Keywords: land fragmentation, agricultural policy, distribution of estate, land resources
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > HC94 By region or country
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD101 Land use
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr. Haniza Khalid
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2012 09:42
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2013 10:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27046

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