ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN MALAYSIAN HORTICULTURE: IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

Mohd. Zain Karim
Malaysia's National Agricultural Policy calls for increased production in horticultural crops as part of the strategy to diversify agriculture and revitalise the sector's contribution to the overall economic development of the country. Fruits, vegetables and cut flowers are among the crops recommended. An increasing level of sophistication in living standards stimulates demand for amenity horticulturists. This shift in policy emphasis poses some challenges to approaches in education and research. Issues facing supporting institutions include type of personnel to be trained to serve the industry, nature of curricula of educational programmes and identification of priority areas in research.
Zain Karim, Mohd. (1992). ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN MALAYSIAN HORTICULTURE: IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION. Acta Hortic. 292, 255-270
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.292.33
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.292.33

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