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Informal formalisation in a hybrid property space: The case of smallholder oil palm production in Solomon Islands

Allen, Matthew


Across post-colonial Melanesia, the benefits and costs of 'mobilisation' of customary land for economic development remain much debated among scholars, activists, policy-makers and the donor community. This paper presents a case study from Solomon Islands of a hybrid property space in which smallholder oil palm blocks are being established on customary land through an informal 'smallholder land use approval' system. This system provides salutary evidence of how customary land can be engaged for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Viewpoint
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8373.2012.01489.x


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