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Role of livelihood capital in shaping the farming strategies and outcomes of smallholder rubber producers in southern Thailand

Longpichai Onanong, Perret Sylvain, Shivakoti Ganesh Prasad. 2012. Role of livelihood capital in shaping the farming strategies and outcomes of smallholder rubber producers in southern Thailand. Outlook on Agriculture, 41 (2) : pp. 117-124.

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Quartile : Q3, Sujet : AGRICULTURE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY

Abstract : This paper assesses the role of livelihood capital in shaping farming strategies and determining farming outcomes for smallholder rubber producers in southern Thailand. The authors find a positive relationship between the access level of livelihood capital and levels of diversification. The diversification and integration of rubber-based farming systems result in higher production and farm income. Specialization in rubber monoculture derives from an overall low endowment of livelihood capital, which generates poor farming outcomes. The paper assesses the relative efficiency of farms' ability to maximize income and production using data envelopment analysis. Diversified, integrated rubber farming systems confirm higher techno-economic efficiency scores, thus supporting the need for further policy and support measures. Diversification and crop integration should be supported as a pathway for sustaining farmers' livelihood. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Hevea brasiliensis, Diversification, Petite exploitation agricole, Moyens d'existence durables, Niveau de vie, Capital, Efficacité, Analyse économique

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Thaïlande

Classification Agris : E16 - Production economics
F08 - Cropping patterns and systems
E80 - Home economics and crafts

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2005-2013) - Intensification écologique

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Longpichai Onanong, AIT (THA)
  • Perret Sylvain, CIRAD-ES-UMR G-EAU (THA) ORCID: 0000-0002-8411-3656
  • Shivakoti Ganesh Prasad, AIT (THA)

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