The Lyndon B. Johnson and Sendayan schemes : a study in the communications of innovations in two settlement schemes in peninsular Malaysia : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Geography at Massey University

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Many developing countries believe in modernising farmers as a strategy to accelerate agricultural development. Most of their national leaders believe this is best accomplished by a body or authority entrusted with the powers necessary to effect rural change with less risk of failure than if modernisation was left largely to the initiative of the farmers themselves. Frequently, land development has been effected by planned change programmes. Thus, vast areas of virgin jungle have been transformed into orderly agricultural tracts, neatly sown with the crops considered most suited to the needs of the economy. The agency concerned has often tolerated costly expenditure to ensure that land settlement schemes in such areas obtain the necessary inputs; the settlers have been carefully selected, the infrastructure provided, and other facilities and amenities properly cared for. There have been arrangements for the storing, processing and marketing of the produce and reasonable prices have been guaranteed. Reasonably trained personnel, technically capable in various aspects of agricultural and rural development, have been employed in managerial positions, and long range plans set in motion for education and training of the settlers. With these requisites fulfilled it was expected that the settlers would be on the secured road to modernisation and development. [From Preface]
Pages 17, 27-28, 36 are missing from the original copy
Malaysia Land settlement, Lyndon B. Johnson Scheme, Sendayan Scheme