ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Modern Farm Technology and Infrastructure in Vietnam

Household-level data were generated from eight villages representing different ecologies and states of infrastructure development from both North and South Vietnam to study the issue of poverty and income distribution. Results show that the adoption of modern rice varieties under irrigated conditions substantially increased rice yield and reduced the unit cost of production, but the profit and income effect was insignificant when they are cultivated under rainfed conditions. The concentration of income and the incidence of poverty were lower in the 'developed' villages than in the 'less developed' villages.

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