n this chapter, we analyse the particular agro-economic features of oil palm as a commodity that have influenced its role in the rural economies of Indonesia and Malaysia. We then examine the ways in which “land”, “labour”, and “capital” have been mobilised within the oil palm complex and their incorporation in distinctly different modes of production, with different outcomes for rural livelihoods. Despite historical differences in policy emphasis and intent between the two countries, we find a convergence in the trajectories observed that give clues to the underlying processes at work.
|Title of host publication||The Oil Palm Complex: Smallholders, Agribusiness and the State in Indonesia and Malaysia|
|Editors||Rob Cramb and John F. McCarthy|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Publisher||NUS Press - National University of Singapore|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|