From land grab to agrarian transition ? Hybrid trajectories of accumulation and environmental change on the Cambodia–Vietnam border

TitleFrom land grab to agrarian transition ? Hybrid trajectories of accumulation and environmental change on the Cambodia–Vietnam border
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Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBeban A, Gorman T
Secondary TitleThe Journal of Peasant Studies
Volume44
Issue1
Pagination748-768
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publication Languageeng
Key themesAgriculturalModernization, FDI, MigrationLabour
Abstract

In recent years, thousands of Vietnamese migrant farmers have crossed the border into Cambodia and leased land for export-oriented rice and shrimp production. Based on case studies in two Cambodian border provinces, we argue that these land transfers represent an intersection of broader processes of agrarian change that is re-shaping the Cambodian borderlands into a hybrid socio-ecological zone. Cambodian landlords and intermediaries use unequal access to politico-legal authority and the exclusionary power of the border to leverage control over their migrant tenants, thereby capturing a significant portion of the surplus from the migrants’ high-value commodity production systems and potentially creating new trajectories of agrarian transition.

URLhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03066150.2016.1241770?journalCode=fjps20
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Countries

Cambodia, Vietnam

Document Type

Journal Article