The mouse deer and the crocodile: oil palm smallholders and livelihood strategies in Sarawak, Malaysia

  title={The mouse deer and the crocodile: oil palm smallholders and livelihood strategies in Sarawak, Malaysia},
  author={Rob A. Cramb and Patrick S. Sujang},
  journal={The Journal of Peasant Studies},
  pages={129 - 154}
The dominant view among policy-makers in Sarawak, a resource frontier state in Malaysian Borneo, is that the only viable way to involve smallholders in the oil palm boom that has transformed the agricultural economy of that island is to consolidate them into larger production entities with externally provided management and finance. However, despite lack of government support, the area of smallholder oil palm has increased dramatically in the past decade in those regions with access to roads… Expand
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