The Battle for Rubber in Benin
AbstractAt the start of the Second World War, British policies restricted rubber planting in Nigeriaâ€™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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- James Fenske, 2012. "The Battle for Rubber in Benin," Oxford University Economic and Social History Series _107, Economics Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
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- James Fenske, 2012.
""Rubber will not keep in this country": Failed Development in Benin, 1897-1921,"
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Number 108, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
- Fenske, James, 2013. "“Rubber will not keep in this country”: Failed development in Benin, 1897–1921," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 50(2), pages 316-333.
- Fenske, James, 2010. ""Rubber will not keep in this country": Failed development in Benin, 1897-1921," MPRA Paper 23415, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- 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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