Posted by: yonariza | April 10, 2016

Rubber Price Down, Forest Clearing Up

In last five years, rubber price jumps down to 20% level as compared to 2011 price. Meanwhile, rubber is mainly cultivated by smallholders, their number is about 2.1 M whose livelihood depend on rubber. Smallholder rubber plantation constitutes 85% total rubber cultivation area in Indonesia. They contribute significantly to foreign exchange.  As a consequence, current rubber price falling hit rubber farmer hardly. Some emerging questions then how the small farmers cope with price shock. What are the implications of farmer’s response to the falling price with regards to natural resources utilization, what are the economic and environmental consequences of their responses?

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