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Rubber agroforests' profitability, the importance of secondary products

Lehébel-Péron A., Feintrenie L., Levang P.. 2011. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, 20 (1) : p. 69-84.

Indonesian rubber agroforests-smallholders' plantations combining a large number of perennial species-are known to provide a number of environmental services. They produce natural rubber as well as various secondary products for cash or home consumption. We estimated the quantities of the various products, the proportions harvested, consumed by the farmer's family or sold, and the cash income generated. Quantities and prices were estimated based on plot surveys and interviews. Economic models of various kinds of agroforest were generated, and the impact of the tree composition on the income was evaluated based on these models. Results show that agroforest products are quite well valued, but that return to land remains low. An enrichment of agroforests in Parkia speciosa Hassk could improve their productivity and help farmers cope with economic crises. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : modèle économétrique; enquête sur exploitations agricoles; productivité; petite exploitation agricole; analyse économique; sous-produit; agroforesterie; produit forestier non ligneux; parkia biglobosa; hevea brasiliensis; indonésie; sumatra

Thématique : Production forestière; Economie de la production; Economie familiale et artisanale; Systèmes et modes de culture

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