The Battle for Rubber in Benin
AbstractAt the start of the Second World War, British policies restricted rubber planting in Nigeria's Benin region. After Japan occupied Southeast Asia, Britain encouraged maximum production of rubber in Benin. Late in the war, officials struggled with the planting boom that had occurred. The war was a period of both continuity and change. Producers gained experience and capital. Forestry policies restricting planting survived, and output quality continued to occupy officials after the war. The colonial state was hindered by a lack of knowledge and resources, and by its pursuit of conflicting objectives in giving incentives to both producers and traders.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economics Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford in its series Oxford University Economic and Social History Series with number _107.
Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 05 Oct 2012
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- NEP-AFR-2012-11-11 (Africa)
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- NEP-HIS-2012-11-11 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-SEA-2012-11-11 (South East Asia)
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- Offer, Avner, 1991. "The First World War: An Agrarian Interpretation," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780198202790.
- Fenske, James, 2010.
""Rubber will not keep in this country": Failed development in Benin, 1897-1921,"
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- James Fenske, 2012. ""Rubber will not keep in this country": Failed Development in Benin, 1897-1921," Economics Series Working Papers Number 108, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
- James Fenske, 2012. "Rubber will not keep in this country: Failed Development in Benin, 1897-1921," Oxford University Economic and Social History Series _108, Economics Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
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