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Title: The development of aquaculture in Central Thailand: Domestic demand versus export-led production
Author(s): Belton, Ben
Little, David Colin
Contact Email: d.c.little@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: 1970
agriculture
AQUACULTURE
COMPETITION
CONSUMERS
DEGRADATION
DEMAND
Development
Disease
economy
environment
FARMERS
Growth
International
LEVEL
other
participation
PERIOD
PROFIT
REGION
SECTOR
Thailand
Trade
Issue Date: Jan-2008
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Belton B & Little DC (2008) The development of aquaculture in Central Thailand: Domestic demand versus export-led production, Journal of Agrarian Change, 8 (1), pp. 123-143.
Abstract: Expansion of aquaculture in Central Thailand since the 1970s is intimately linked to growth in other sectors of the local and national economy, and to participation in global trade. Thailand's agro-industrialization has led to the diversification of agriculture in the Central Region and the co-development of aquaculture. Production of domestic aqua-products is largely positive for consumers, farmers and the environment. By contrast, intensive production of shrimp for export has been characterized by periods of boom and bust resulting from disease outbreaks and international competition. At the farm level this has translated into surges of profit followed by overcapitalization, debt and environmental degradation.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/7434
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0366.2007.00165.x
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Affiliation: University of Stirling
Aquaculture

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