Shepherd, Christopher; McWilliam, Andrew
Rice in contemporary East Timor is multivalent, with a rich historical legacy. In the current postcolonial context, rice agriculture and the value of rice as both a consumption good and a development objective remain a priority. Governmentsponsored rice production is framed variously as "food security" for the poor and as a key objective of "agricultural modernization" for a new class of dynamic farmers in a progressive market-oriented food production sector. In this article we present a...[Show more]
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