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A model for paddy industry in Malaysia


Idris, Nurjihan and Shamsudin, Mad Nasir and Mohamed Arshad, Fatimah and Alias, Emmy Farha (2012) A model for paddy industry in Malaysia. In: USM-AUT International Conference (UAIC) 2012, 17-18 Nov. 2012, Bayview Beach Resort, Penang, Malaysia. (pp. 9-24).


This study is conducted to analyze the factors affecting the paddy industry in Malaysia. The findings indicate that on the supply side, the estimated result shows that fertilizer subsidy and technology are important determinants in estimating paddy yield. Fertilizer subsidy and technology should be focused as one of the key issues in paddy is low yield. Meanwhile, on the demand side, price elasticity of demand is inelastic. This shows that consumers are not responsive to change in price of rice. On the other hand, income elasticities show rice is inferior good.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies
Publisher: School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Keywords: Paddy; Rice; Agriculture modelling
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 07:52
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2017 07:52
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/51344
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