Developing rubber-based cropping systems that improve not only latex yield but also the livelihoods of the rural poor; case studies in Sri Lanka

Abstract

Intercropping of immature rubber has been demonstrated to have major benefits on the livelihoods of the rural poor in terms of income generated from the land and also from the enhanced growth of rubber. A personal case study is given, showing the significant improvement in the livelihoods of an individual rural family, which in turn should also have a positive effect on the local community and economy.

Citation

PSP Annual Report 2000 Research Highlights. 41-45

Developing rubber-based cropping systems that improve not only latex yield but also the livelihoods of the rural poor; case studies in Sri Lanka

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