Power, progress and impoverishment: Plantations, hydropower, ecological change and community transformation in Hinboun District, Lao PDR

This report documents the contemporary ecological, social and economic transformations occurring in one village in Lao PDR’s central Khammouane province under multiple sources of development-induced displacement. Rural development policy in Laos is focused on promoting rapid rural modernisation, to be achieved through foreign direct investments in two key resource sectors: hydropower and plantations. Laos’ land reformprogram is also a key component of the changes underway in the countryside, as swidden (or shifting) upland cultivation is targeted for stabilisation and elimination.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) Report on community and ecological transformation in Hinboun District, Lao PDR
Topics
  • Economic land concessions and plantations
  • Foreign investors
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Province(s)
  • Khammouane
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Graduate Program, Department of Geography York University 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3 Email: kbarney@yorku.ca

Author (individual) Keith Barney
Author (corporate) Faculty of Forestry, National University of Laos; Department of Geography, York University
Publication place Toronto, Canada
Publisher Center for International Forestry Research; Probe International; Rights and Resources Initiative; York Centre for Asian Research
Publication date 2007
Pagination 140
Keywords shifting cultivation,foreign direct investment,community transformation,displacement
Date uploaded November 19, 2017, 21:41 (UTC)
Date modified November 10, 2018, 05:06 (UTC)