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Politics of Food

Small-scale farmers in Myanmar, where the economy and politics have just recently been liberalized, are witnessing rapid changes driven by international investors. Laws are being drafted to attract foreign investment, but the benefits are one-sided. Nwet Kay Khine analyses the development of contract farming in Myanmar and how it affects the livelihoods of small-scale farmers. While Myanmar tries to improve food security by letting investors in, its big neighboring country, China, is encouraging companies to invest abroad. Chinese outward agricultural investments have been growing exponentially in the last years, drawing a lot of critical media attention about the consequences for host countries. However, according to Feifei Cai, these concerns are overrated and a more objective assessment of Chinese agricultural investments shows that there can be more opportunities than risks to them. She therefore argues that Chinese investment flows should be more welcomed on an international level.

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Miền Giá trị
Loại tài liệu Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Ngôn ngữ
  • Tiếng Anh
Tên rút gọn (tên thay thế/dạng viết khác) Perspectives Asia, Issue 5
Chủ đề
  • Agriculture and fishing
  • Contract farming
  • Small and medium scale farming
Vùng địa lý (phạm vi không gian)
  • China
  • Myanmar
Bản quyền Yes
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