Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
December, 2015 Special Anniversary Review Issue.  Vol. 4(12): pp. 871-877
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Sustainable Self-Sufficient Food based on Energy Potential: Analysis in Sabah, Malaysia

Kazunobu Suzuki *1,2, Nobuyuki Tsuji3 and Mitsuru Osaki4

 

1 Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Japan

2 JICA-SDBEC (Project on Sustainable Development for Biodiversity and Ecosystems Conservation, Malaysia)

3 Center for Sustainability Science, Hokkaido University, Japan

4 Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Japan

Email: suzuki.kazunobu0624@gmail.com

Accepted 07 December, 2015

 

Abstract

This paper presents an analysis on the potential self-sufficiency of energy based food in Sabah, Malaysia. Data set was established from literature and statistical data, and collected data was analyzed for visualizing the ratio of self-sufficiency of energy-based food, and some scenarios were tested for future forecast. Results obtained indicated that its ratio was 46% in 2010, and it was clear that population growth and the decrease of the area designated for food production had an impact on food self-sufficiency. Thus, sustainable land management for food self-sufficiency became the top agenda item in Sabah. Land for food production should be strictly protected using natural function, and also it was established that a new relationship between city and rural area should be established such as materials recycling, ecotourism, and renewable energy production in rural, which contributes to food self-sufficiency in Sabah. 

KeywordsFood supply, Food Security, Food Self-suffiency, Sabah.

 


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