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Smallholder rubber plantation expansion and its impact on local livelihoods, land use and agrobiodiversity, a case study from Daka, Xishuangbanna, southwestern China

Fu, Yongneng; Brookfield, Harold; Guo, Huijun; Chen, Jin; Chen, Aiguo; Cui, Jingyun


Crop inventory, botanical surveys, and questionnaire investigations of 60% of households in Daka from 1998 to 2004 (a Hani nationality village in the mountainous region of Xishuangbanna) were undertaken. We focused on virtual extinction of agrobiodiversity in smallholder rubber plantations, which have improved smallholder livelihoods but have affected land-use strategies. Income per capita has increased from US$128.3 in 1998 to US$561.7 in 2004 because of an increase of income from rubber from...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
DOI: 10.1080/13504500902753246


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