2002-2006 : Peak migration for land
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Following in-migration of closed military families, there was massive in-migration of the poorest farmers who could no longer sustain their living with rice based farming systems. There started selling and buying lands mostly still forested at as cheap as 100$/ha among wealthy and high ranking people that often occurred in the frontiers.
The poor sold out the appropriated lands and subsequently re-appropriate new forest lands which were relatively less fertile, farther from roads and more dangerous of landmines. In fact, it was a push-pull strategies keeping people in permanent move without clear development plan, “pushed” by the fast valuation of the reclaimed lands and “pulled” by the attraction of new and intact forested spaces.
Thanks to rapid roads infrastructure development in the rural areas and open access to Thai market, the clearance was faster and larger for the cultivation of major crops such as paddy, peanut, and soybean. The hybrid maize was introduced along the border areas with Thailand.