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Colonial Green Revolution? : Food, Irrigation and the State in Colonial Malaya (Hardcover)

Author: Overton, John

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This book investigates the relationship between colonialism and agricultural development. It focuses on Malaysia and rice production and investigates why a green revolution did not take place in colonial times, when in several ways the preconditions were laid for this. It is shown that colonial agricultural policy was based on a low-cost, low-tech model of rural development, which nevertheless offered a sustainable alternative to recent advances in grain production. The book draws on a wide variety of archival data and is aimed at social and agricultural scientists concerned with colonial history, peasant transformations and agricultural change.


Publisher Cab Intl
Mfg Part# 9780851989129
SKU 207662121
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0851989128
Release Date 9/1/1994
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