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Tree crop smallholders, capitalism and adat: studies in Riau Province, Indonesia

Potter, Lesley; Badcock, Simon


This paper examines the extent to which traditional techniques and practices remain current among a sub-set of Indonesian tree crop smallholders. Village-based studies of independent oil palm and rubber smallholders in Riau (Sumatra) indicate that bio-diverse 'jungle rubber' and multi-cropping techniques still exist, but primarily as components of farmers' coping strategies under low commodity prices. A further strategy, seeking income from non-agrarian sources, notably 'illegal' logging and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Viewpoint


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