LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION IN KEDAH, MALAYA (1909–1940): THE KEY TO ACHIEVING FOOD SECURITY, ECONOMIC GROWTH, AND RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION UNDER THE BRITISH

Authors

  • Muhamad Shahrun Aiman Mohd Daud Independent Researcher
  • Mohd Firdaus Abdullah Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Arba’iyah Mohd Noor Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia
  • Noraini Mohamed Hassan Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia
  • Norazilawati Abd Wahab Faculty of General Studies and Advanced Education, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32890/jis2024.20.1.3

Keywords:

Kedah, British Malaya, livestock, food production, food security

Abstract

The expansion of the British Empire during the 18th and 19th centuries significantly shaped livestock policies and agricultural practices in their colonies. It is argued here that understanding the British colonial experience in Kedah offers valuable perspectives on how responsible and sustainable livestock production can contribute to addressing the challenges of food security around the world. The current academic study employed a historical method and qualitative approach to investigate the impact of British colonial rule on livestock production in Kedah, Malaya, from 1909 to 1940. The study delved into the British efforts to enhance livestock production in Kedah and highlighted the pivotal role played by livestock production in achieving food security, promoting economic growth, and encouraging responsible consumption. Also, the current study revealed the challenges the British faced in animal husbandry activities during this period. The findings demonstrated that the British had successfully developed the livestock sector in Kedah, proven by the increased meat production, livestock numbers, and income. As a result, this historical study provides valuable insights for addressing contemporary global issues related to food security. 

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Published

12-05-2024

How to Cite

Mohd Daud, M. S. A. ., Mohd Firdaus Abdullah, Arba’iyah Mohd Noor, Noraini Mohamed Hassan, & Norazilawati Abd Wahab. (2024). LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION IN KEDAH, MALAYA (1909–1940): THE KEY TO ACHIEVING FOOD SECURITY, ECONOMIC GROWTH, AND RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION UNDER THE BRITISH. Journal of International Studies, 20(1), 53–82. https://doi.org/10.32890/jis2024.20.1.3