Coffee, Mines and Dams: Conflicts Over Land in the Bolaven Plateau, Southern Lao PDR
This paper describes the land use conflicts in the Bolaven Plateau, in southern Laos, where large-scale coffee plantation, bauxite mining and dam construction is displacing smallholding coffee farmers – the ‘traditional’ land users. The authors describe how smallholding coffee farmers are relocated to make way for the new economic activities.
Delang, C.O., Toro, M. & Charlet-Phommachanh, M. 2013, Coffee, mines and dams: conflicts over land in the Bolaven Plateau, southern Lao PDR, The Geographical Journal, vol. 179, no. 2, pp. 150-164.