ERD Working Paper No. 16
Christopher Edmonds is an Economist with the Development Indicators and Policy Research Division of the Economics and Research Department, Asian Development Bank. The author acknowledges the closecollaboration of S.P. Kam (GIS Specialist at the International Rice Research Institute) in GIS aspects of the research; H.C. Viet (Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Ho Chi Minh City) in the data collection andinterpretation; and L. Villano (IRRI) in programming and research assistance. The support and assistanceof several other individuals were important in enabling this reesearch to be carried out, namely, from theInstitute of Agricultural Sciences of Vietnam: Professors P.V. Bien, H.T. Quoc, and T.T. Khai; from IRRI:C.T. Hoanh and T.P. Tuong; from Can Tho University: V.Q. Minh; and from the Sub-Institute for AgriculturalPlanning and Projection: Dr. N.V. Nhan. Any errors are the sole the responsibility of the author. The researchwas funded in part by the Rockefeller Foundation Social Science Research in Agriculture Program.