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Policy Narratives, landholder engagement and oil palm expansion on the Malaysian and Indonesian frontiers

McCarthy, John; Cramb, Robert


Over recent decades a structural transformation has affected agriculture in the frontier areas of Malaysian Borneo and Outer Island Indonesia with the rapid conversion of agricultural lands, fallows, and formerly forested areas into oil palm. These frontiers have similar positions in the international political economy of oil palm and have complementary resource endowments. In both cases, state planners face the common challenges of finding a disciplined labour force, delivering land for estate...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: The Geographical Journal
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4959.2009.00322.x


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