Modernization and participation in Nghia Trung: The challenges of the Vietnamese site’s ethnic diversity
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This presentation Outlines the challenge presented by ethnic diversity amongst the LTRA-5 program participants in Vietnam. Differences between modernization and participatory approaches to agriculture are highlighted as well as variation in farming techniques amongst ethnic groups. The difference between groups’ openness to adopting new farming techniques has the potential to create an uneven development dynamic, with the project benefiting some groups much more than others.