Thailand’s Rice Bowl by Francois Molle & Thippawal Srijantr
Perspectives on Agricultural and Social Change in the Chao Phraya Delta
Studies in Contemporary Thailand No. 12
This is a collection of papers by several researchers describing the dramatic changes affecting the Chao Phraya Delta. Traditional rice mono-cropping has given way to more intensive and diversified agrarian systems. Villages of rice farmers are being replaced by a post-agrarian society of rural entrepreneurs and urban-rural migrants. Economic and cultural boundaries between city and village are blurred. The delta is no longer a traditional “rice bowl” but a premonition of changes enveloping Thailand as a whole. The book surveys these changes over the range of agrarian systems, water usage, resource management, community impact, social changes, and political implications.
Size 150 x 210 mm
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