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Agriculture in Malaya

Nature volume 160, page 50 (12 July 1947) | Download Citation



After a break of five years, the Malayan Agricultural Journal has reappeared, though for 1947 it will be published as a quarterly only. Vol. 30, No. 1, contains a message from the governor of the Malayan Union, Sir Edward Gent, and a foreword from the Director of Agriculture. The Department was fortunate in being able to resume active work through its field branch shortly after the liberation of Malaya, the staff being now almost back to pre-war strength. Food production and general rehabilitation have been its chief immediate concern, but long-range plans are already under consideration. These include the establishment of a Central Government Fruit Experiment Station, the rehabilitation of rubber smallholdings of high-yielding clonal material, canning and food preservation, the expansion of the School of Agriculture at Serdang, and development of the livestock industry. Among the original articles in this number is an account of intensive gardening in a prisoner-of-war camp which cannot fail to be of interest to all readers.

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