Pursuing Livelihoods, Imagining Development

Pursuing Livelihoods, Imagining Development

Smallholders in Highland Lampung, Indonesia

Authored by: Ahmad Kusworo

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This monograph explores the ways in which people experience ‘development’ and how development shapes and maintains their lives. The discussion begins with Lampung Province, moves to one of the province’s highland regions, and ends in a village in this highland region. Colonial and post-colonial initiatives drove the transformation of Lampung in the twentieth century bringing mixed results and effects including rapid growth in agricultural production, the formation of ‘wealthy zones’ in some areas, and the creation of pockets of poverty in other areas. In Sumber Jaya and the highlands of Way Tenong, migrants have transformed one of Lampung’s last frontier regions into one of its ‘wealthy zones’. Although the bulk of these migrants migrated spontaneously, they were integrated within the framework of planned development. The level of progress that the region has achieved is largely the result of villagers’ efforts to bring state resources to the village. In conflict with forestry authorities for decades, farmers in some villages have agreed to establish a new relationship with authorities, but the struggle for control over land resources continues.

Details

ISBN (print):
9781925021479
ISBN (online):
9781925021486
Publication date:
Jan 2014
Note:
Asia-Pacific Environment Monograph 9
Imprint:
ANU Press
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/PLID.01.2014
Series:
Asia-Pacific Environment Monographs
Disciplines:
Science: Agriculture & Forestry; Social Sciences: Development Studies, Social Policy & Administration
Countries:
Southeast Asia

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