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Dayak resistance to oil palm plantations in West Kalimantan, Indonesia

  title={Dayak resistance to oil palm plantations in West Kalimantan, Indonesia},
  author={L. Potter},
  • L. Potter
  • Published 2008
  • Geography
  • This paper examines local resistance in West Kalimantan to aspects of Southeast Asia’s agrarian transition, notably agricultural intensification and a greater intrusion of global markets into local systems. The case concerns the replacement of the swidden-based mixed farming of the indigenous Dayak population by large oil palm plantations. While farmers have long produced export commodities such as rubber, the oil palm plantation is quite foreign to their experience, reducing them to the status… CONTINUE READING
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