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Adoption of intercropping among smallholder rubber farmers in Xishuangbanna, China
Min, Shi1; Huang, Jikun2,3; Bai, Junfei4; Waibel, Hermann1
2017
Source PublicationINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY
ISSN1473-5903
Volume15Issue:3Pages:223-237
Corresponding AuthorWaibel, Hermann(waibel@ifgb.uni-hannover.de)
AbstractWhile the expansion of rubber plantations in the mountainous areas of Southern China has contributed to poverty reduction among the indigenous ethnic groups, the concerns about the associated negatives on ecosystems and sustainable development of livelihoods is rising. One of the measures suggested to reduce environmental and economic risks is rubber intercropping. This study uses cross-section data of some 600 rubber farmers in Xishuangbanna, as a basis to develop four empirical models in order to analyse adoption of intercropping at farm and at plot level. Our study shows that only a small proportion of rubber farmers have adopted intercropping, with tea being the most frequently adopted intercrop. However, we also find that intercropping is an important source of income for the household in the lower income category. Intercropping adoption is affected by ethnicity, household wealth and family labour. The choice of intercrops depends on the nature of rubber plots, the age of rubber trees and geography. This study contributes to a better understanding of the transformation path from rubber monoculture to more diversified, rubber-based agroforestry systems and thus can provide important information for agricultural extension services charged with the promotion of sustainable rubber-based livelihood systems in the Mekong area.
KeywordRubber intercropping adoption Xishuangbanna
DOI10.1080/14735903.2017.1315234
WOS KeywordSOUTHWEST CHINA ; LAND-USE ; MENGLUN TOWNSHIP ; TOBIT ANALYSIS ; SRI-LANKA ; AGRICULTURE ; PLANTATIONS ; SYSTEMS ; PERCEPTIONS ; TECHNOLOGY
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectGerman Federal Ministry of Education and Research ; FKZ[01LL0919A] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[71333013]
Funding OrganizationGerman Federal Ministry of Education and Research ; FKZ ; National Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaAgriculture
WOS SubjectAgriculture, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000401522600001
PublisherTAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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Cited Times:10[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/64511
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorWaibel, Hermann
Affiliation1.Leibniz Univ Hannover, Inst Dev & Agr Econ, Hannover, Germany
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Chinese Agr Policy, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Peking Univ, China Ctr Agr Policy, Beijing, Peoples R China
4.China Agr Univ, Coll Econ & Management, Beijing, Peoples R China
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Min, Shi,Huang, Jikun,Bai, Junfei,et al. Adoption of intercropping among smallholder rubber farmers in Xishuangbanna, China[J]. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY,2017,15(3):223-237.
APA Min, Shi,Huang, Jikun,Bai, Junfei,&Waibel, Hermann.(2017).Adoption of intercropping among smallholder rubber farmers in Xishuangbanna, China.INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY,15(3),223-237.
MLA Min, Shi,et al."Adoption of intercropping among smallholder rubber farmers in Xishuangbanna, China".INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY 15.3(2017):223-237.
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