THE PERCENTAGE SHARE of the agriculture sector to Penang’s GDP dropped slightly from 2.7% in 2015 to 2.2% in 2019 (Figure 1). The sector recorded a positive growth rate of 4.9% in 2019, while contributing the same share as the previous year. The total cropland used in Penang increased by about 0.3% in 2019 compared to 2018, mainly due to an increase in cash crops land use. The majority of croplands are located in Seberang Perai Utara (56%) followed by Seberang Perai Tengah (20%), while only 1.3% are in Timur Laut (Table 1).
In 2019 the overall crops production ...
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