The Relationships between the Socioeconomic Profile of Farmers and Paddy Productivity in North-West Selangor, Malaysia

Alam, M.M., Siwar, C., Talib, B., and Mohd Ekhwan, T. 2011. The Relationships between the Socioeconomic Profile of Farmers and Paddy Productivity in North-West Selangor, Malaysia, Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 18(1), pp. 161-173,

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Md. Mahmudul Alam

Universiti Utara Malaysia

Chamhuri Siwar

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Basri Talib

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Mohd Toriman

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Paddy is the main food crop in Malaysia, but due to a low rate of productivity, the land area for paddy production is gradually decreasing. As a consequence, it is critically important to know the socio-economic characteristics of the paddy farmers and their linkage with agricultural productivity to ensure the sustainability of paddy farms as well as farmers’ livelihood. This study analyses the relationships between the paddy yields and the socioeconomic characteristics of the farmers in the Integrated Agricultural Development Area (IADA), North-West Selangor, Malaysia. The data was collected through a survey. To analyse the data, this study conducted cross-sectional multiple OLS regressions. The findings of the study revealed that several socio-economic and physical characteristics had significant effects on paddy productivity in Malaysia. Based on the findings, some policy recommendations and action plans have been proposed focusing on paddy productivity and socio-economic sustainability of the livelihood. The findings of the study are important for the policymakers and relevant agencies

Keywords: Paddy productivity; Socioeconomic characteristics; Physical characteristics; Agricultural Policy; Malaysia

JEL Classification: C21, Q12, Q15, Q18

Suggested Citation

Alam, Md. Mahmudul and Siwar, Chamhuri and Talib, Basri and Toriman, Mohd, The Relationships between the Socioeconomic Profile of Farmers and Paddy Productivity in North-West Selangor, Malaysia (2011). Alam, M.M., Siwar, C., Talib, B., and Mohd Ekhwan, T. 2011. The Relationships between the Socioeconomic Profile of Farmers and Paddy Productivity in North-West Selangor, Malaysia, Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 18(1), pp. 161-173,. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2941534

Md. Mahmudul Alam (Contact Author)

Universiti Utara Malaysia ( email )

Sintok, Kedah
Malaysia

Chamhuri Siwar

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

Basri Talib

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

Mohd Toriman

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

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