Understanding the pressure on agriculture land as a safeguard for food security in Malaysia


  • Muhammad Uzair Azizan Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Khadijah Hussin Universiti Teknologi Malaysia




The utmost and continuing challenge facing the agriculture world is to produce enough food to feed the growing world population. Food security is inextricably linked to a community’s access to land. Without land, there is no opportunity to improve agricultural practices, produce enough food and generate incomes. What worries more is that at present our country has to rely on the supply of imported food. Providing there are no crises or disasters in the Asia region then we can rest assure of the supply. That is the reason why the pressure put on agricultural land should be the main concern of all responsible parties, as it is the heart of our national domestic food production. Eventually, securing for food security is the only one dimension in protecting agricultural land. Agricultural land or sometimes referred to as ‘rural amenities’ is important as it provides scenic, wildlife, recreation and open space that gives benefits to society. Thus, this paper endeavors to comprehend the state of food security by analyzing the factors that lead to the pressure put on the agriculture land particularly in relation to the agricultural land revolution.


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How to Cite

Azizan, M. U., & Hussin, K. (2015). Understanding the pressure on agriculture land as a safeguard for food security in Malaysia. International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability, 2(4). https://doi.org/10.11113/ijbes.v2.n4.95