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Thailand's Forest Villages

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Samapuddhi, Krit
Journal: Unasylva
Volume: 27
Page(s): 20-23
Date: 1974
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8493
Sector: Forestry
Social Organization
Region: East Asia
Subject(s): forestry
common pool resources
village organization
swidden fallows
indigenous institutions
Abstract: "The forest village system, developed by Thailand's Forest Industry Organization, offers hill tribesmen and others who practice slash and-burn agriculture considerable inducements to settle down. One of its principal aims is to keep a steady labour force on hand for the long-term needs of forestry, while at the same time providing rural families with an income and other benefits from the kind of farming they choose to practice."

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