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Enhancing sustainability amongst oil palm smallholders in Malaysia

Begum, Halima and Siwar, Chamhuri and Alam, A.S.A. Ferdous and Choy, Er Ah and Ishak, Suraiya and Alam, Lubna (2018) Enhancing sustainability amongst oil palm smallholders in Malaysia. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, 14 (1). p. 62. ISSN 1462-4605

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Oil palm research is performed to develop new and upgraded products to face global challenges and thus, the industry is emerging as a dependable source of empowerment for the country.However, it also poses a serious threat due to unawareness of sustainability issues by the smallholders.Thus, this study assesses the actions of oil palm smallholders in a sustainable manner from the environment, economic, and social perspectives. The primary data is collected through a questionnaire survey with 50 supported smallholders in the Terengganu state under the FELDA scheme in Malaysia.The result demonstrates that dependent smallholders with primary level education are responsible for most of the pollution in the environment due to wrong agricultural practices.The study suggests that there is room for improvement in the social, environmental, and economic aspects of sustainability through intensive and quality training, depending on the role played by the authorities and the dependent smallholder cooperatives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability; oil palm; palm oil industry; smallholders; environment sustainability; economic sustainability; social sustainability; FELDA; Federal Land Development Authority; spider diagram; Terengganu; Malaysia.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2018 01:57
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2018 01:57
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/24395

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