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Comparative study of two incentive schemes in Malaysian paddy production


Yunus-Junaid, Busayo Rashidat and Ismail, Mohd Mansor and Mohd Nawi, Nolila (2013) Comparative study of two incentive schemes in Malaysian paddy production. World Applied Sciences Journal, 23. pp. 27-31. ISSN 1818-4952; ESSN: 1991-6426


Domestic paddy production has occupied the minds of policy makers since independent. This explains the reason for the formation of granary areas where irrigation schemes enhance productivity of paddy farming. Modern infrastructures and technologies were to increase the self sufficiency and food security levels but unfortunately the country still depends on cheaper rice abroad. The paper analyzed the comparative advantage of paddy production in selected granary areas and examined the government incentive schemes before and after 2008. Two indicators of comparative advantage (Domestic Resource Costs (DRC) and Social Cost-Benefit ratio (SCB)) were used to calculate the comparative advantage of paddy production. The results showed that the new incentive scheme allocates inputs in paddy production more efficiently even in times of global food crisis.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5829/idosi.wasj.2013.23.eemcge.2206
Publisher: IDOSI Publications
Notes: Issue on Enhancing Emerging Market Competitiveness in the Global Economy
Keywords: Comparative advantage; Domestic resource costs; Paddy; Social cost-benefit and government policy
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2016 09:32
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2016 09:32
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29420
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