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The present status of pepper in Malaysia


Bong, Joseph Choon Fah and Saad, M. S. (1985) The present status of pepper in Malaysia. In: Proceedings of the National Conference on Pepper in Malaysia, 16-17 Dec. 1985, Kuching, Sarawak. (pp. 1-15). (Unpublished)


Pepper has been cultivated in Malaysia for more than 100 years. It is one of the most important agricultural crop of Sarawak. As more than 95 % of the.crop is grown in Sarawak. this paper will emphasize on the pepper situation in Sarawak. The production of pepper in Sarawak has declined by some 540/0 since 1979. The estimated area under pepper cultivation at present was between 5000 - 6000 ha. Factors contributing to the decline in the pepper production were discussed in the context of present situation. The impact of cocoa as an alternative to pepper was highlighted. The status of pepper research in the country was also discussed.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
Keywords: Pepper; Agricultural crop; Sarawak
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 01:51
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2016 02:15
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/48751
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