Although products of the oil palm are now a major source of Malaysia's foreign exchange earnings, the palm was not cultivated commercially in Malaya until 1917 by Henri Fauconnier, who is better known as the author of one of the best known novels about the country, The Soul of Malaya. This book, originally compiled by three agriculturalists, was therefore probably one of the first attempts at producing a planting manual distilling the experience of what was then a little more than ten years of growing the plant in the country. While the original edition saw the country with 60,000 acres under oil palm, by the time this updated edition was published, the area under cultivation had increased to 200,00 acres. 255 pages including many illustrations, graphs, plans and a fold out map.Near Fine Hardback in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Revised Edition.
Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by: Ministry of Agriculture & Co-operatives, Kuala Lumpur, 1966.
Condition :The dust jacket has a bit of rubbing around the edges and a couple of minor tears. The book itself looks new except for the faintest of tanning