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ERIC Number: EJ818283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0036-0112
Competing for Coffee Space: Development-Induced Displacement in the Central Highlands of Vietnam
Doutriaux, Sylvie; Geisler, Charles; Shively, Gerald
Rural Sociology, v73 n4 p528-554 Dec 2008
Vietnam has emerged as the world's second largest producer of coffee. The benefits of this expanding coffee economy are substantial but not universal; their distribution follows ethnic lines despite government commitment to equalize welfare. Focusing on Dak Lak Province in Vietnam's Central Highlands, we investigate this commercial transformation and the "competition for coffee space" that it has occasioned. Combined ethno-history and household income analyses suggest markedly different benefits between native and non-native ethnic groups, despite generally larger landholdings among the former. We interpret these findings through the conceptual lens of "in-situ" development-induced displacement. (Contains 3 tables, 5 figures and 20 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vietnam