The Newsletter 58 Autumn 2011

Food security and energy development in Vietnam

Pham Huu TyTran Nam TuGuus van Westen

Policies promoting the development of sustainable energy sources, particularly hydropower, can paradoxically create problems of poverty and food insecurity for displaced people. Securing electricity for economic development does not necessarily bring sustainable benefi ts to the aff ected rural communities, who may well experience more poverty and a decline in food security.

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