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Who has benefited from high rice prices in Vietnam?

For rice sector growth in Vietnam to be sustainable, everybody needs to benefit from the increased wealth.

Over the past two decades, expanding rice production has been heralded as the driver of Vietnam’s rapid economic growth. Record world rice prices meant record profits for the largely state-owned rice exporters, but not for the millions of small-scale farmers who produced it.

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Jennifer Lentfer

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