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How many Vietnamese farmers, who have no more farmland due to luxurious golf courses, horseracing facilities development projects, and could not find a suitable job, ended up joining the army of street vendors like this woman? . . Photo : @nandomac_photo. . . . “Golf courses are for rich people, account for vast areas of land, cause pollution and affect food security. And when rich people play, it appears that farmers and villagers pay the price. . Development of a single course can cost the land of hundreds of farms, displacing as many as 3,000 people, sometimes devouring an entire commune. Only a small number of them find jobs on the new golf courses. Farmers are typically compensated at a rate of $2 to $3 a square meter, about the cost of a sack of rice . . .. Source: A Harvest of Golf Courses From Vietnam’s Farmland , New York Times, October 2009. . This article is about how a proliferation of golf courses in Vietnam over the past 10 years has displaced thousands of farmers and wiped out rice fields which are their livelihood. . As the issue is very important and the consequences are quite similar to those of the horseracing complexes in a recent post, we decided to dedicate some posts to this article. Read the full article in the link in bio. . (Just a little note. We can guess where this article cane from, by whom it was published and what s for. But somehow it provides interesting information to help everyone better understand many things about this country) . _______