Chained to Development? Livelihoods and global value chains in the coffee-producing Toraja region of Indonesia

  title={Chained to Development? Livelihoods and global value chains in the coffee-producing Toraja region of Indonesia},
  author={Jeff Neilson and Felicity Shonk},
  journal={Australian Geographer},
  pages={269 - 288}
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