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The hills are burning along highway 14. Columns of smoke dot the rolling horizon, and charred tree stumps smolder on the slopes. It may look like a vision of destruction, but Nguyen Van Quyen sees riches rising from the ashes. He's looking not at the felled trees, but at the rows of green bushes next to them. For every fire in Dak Lak province, there is more land to grow coffee and cotton. And Quyen has a hectare to plant. For a young man of 24, with a wife and new baby, it's a dream come true. "We had no money...