…A fascinating and original insight into conflict….In a very engaging style and a rigorously thorough analysis, the author brings out the role external actors played in the conflict and he highlights weaknesses in project planning and design which need to be addressed in order to achieve thoroughness in project preparation. Students and teachers of rural development and of conflict resolution as well as development practitioners would gain significantly from reading this book.…A very worthwhile reference guide and a must for specialists in rural development. —Derris Jenkins-Johnston, manager and chief country economist, (retired), African Development Bank.
…. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of political, historical, geographical and technical factors that characterize a natural resource conflict such as this.
…. a very useful reference guide for rural development specialists.
—Dr. Eugene R. Terry, agricultural research and development specialist, senior technical adviser, TransFarm Africa, former director general, African Rice Center