Rubber plantations


  • Different types of support programs for smallholder rubber plantations

    Different types of support programs for smallholder rubber plantations. Under the chairmanship of from GRET, the AFD's Research Department presented the conclusions of the capitalization study of smallholder rubber plantation support projects, while the Vietnam Rubber Association (VRA) and the Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) presented the development of village plantations in Vietnam and the support that they provided them
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  • Current challenges in research for smallholder rubber plantations

    Current challenges in research for smallholder rubber plantations... In Thailand, 95 % of planters are smallholder farmers who own an average of 2 to 2 5 ha of rubber plantations each on which they obtain an average yield of 1 7 kg / ha / year... In this context, research over the past 5 years has focused mainly on subjects relating to (i) developing rubber plantation in new zones, (ii) increasing planters ' incomes (lowering production costs and increasing yields), and (iii) improving processing and sales
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  • Smallholder rubber plantation dynamics and policies to support them in 3 countries of Southeast Asia

    Smallholder rubber plantation dynamics and policies to support them in 3 countries of Southeast Asia. Under the chairmanship of Mr Hidde Smit, Secretary General of the International Rubber Study Group, a panel made up of representatives of the governments of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand presented recent data on the development of smallholder rubber plantations in their countries and the policies implemented to support them, notably in terms of access to good quality planting material, technical advice, credit, land, and market information
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  • International conference on smallholder rubber plantations in Accra

    International conference on smallholder rubber plantations in Accra... Through a joint initiative between the Evaluation and Capitalization Division of the Research Department of the French Development Agency (AFD) Head Office in Paris and the AFD Resident Mission in Accra, an international conference on" lessons learnt from support programmes to smallholder rubber plantations" was held in Accra on 30 th November 2010. It brought together over 90 participants from 6 African countries (Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Côte d' Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon) including representatives of outgrowers and traditional chiefs from Ghana
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  • Rubber Outgrowers Plantation Project Phases IV and V

    Rubber Outgrowers Plantation Project Phases IV and V... to contribute to mitigate climate changes through the carbon sequestration capacity of rubber plantations
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  • Prospects

    The representative of the AFD's agricultural and rural development division discussed the various elements necessary for the success of smallholder rubber plantation in a country: availability of land, technical training, suitable credit, and market access... In Laos, rubber plantations have been growing exponentially in recent years (28 000 ha in 2007 and 250 000 ha predicted in 2010). Today, the dynamic is primarily driven by private companies: smallholder plantations account for only 23 % of rubber plantations. The government' s current strategy consists of setting up regulations on private concessions, identifying the zones most favorable for rubber plantations, and developing measures to support smallholder rubber plantation (land titles, research and development, regulations on producers ' associations, etc.)
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  • Seminars and Videos

    A conference on lessons learnt from smallholder rubber plantations programs was jointly organized by the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ' General Directorate of Rubber Plantation, the AFD' s Phnom Penh Agency, and the AFD's Research Department in Paris... A panel of experts from all the countries represented gave presentations on the principal challenges in the village rubber plantation sector
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  • Visit to Ghana of AFD's CEO, Mr Dov ZERAH

    Furthermore, the Chief Executive Officer signed a loan agreement in the amount of 14M Euro with the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB). This project, the fourth phase of a rubber outgrowers plantations programme, is the first direct loan (without going through the government) by the AFD to a bank to finance small farmers engaged in rubber plantations
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    H.E LY Phalla, Director General of the General Directorate of Rubber Plantation. Hervé CONAN, Chargé de Mission with the Agence Française de Développement in Phnom Penh
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  • Programme for the promotion of perennial crops in Ghana

    The industrial operators (Ghana Rubber Estates Limited -GREL) for rubber, (Twifo Oil Palm Plantations- -TOPP, for oil palm), in order to better integrate into their development strategy issues related to smallholder plantations and sustainable development... Fight against climatic change (carbon sequestration from new rubber plantations and the reduction in emissions from synthetic rubber production) and preserve the natural resources in the soil (in particular, by adopting agricultural technology which helps to restore soil fertility)
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