Can the cocoa cycle model explain the continuous growth of the rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) sector for more than a century in Thailand?

Chambon Bénédicte, Ruf François, Kongmanee Chaiya, Angthong Suttipong. 2016. Can the cocoa cycle model explain the continuous growth of the rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) sector for more than a century in Thailand?. Journal of Rural Studies, 44 : pp. 187-197.

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Quartile : Q1, Sujet : PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT / Quartile : Q1, Sujet : GEOGRAPHY

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Abstract : According to the cocoa cycle model constructed over the four centuries of cocoa history, after a commodity boom in a region, there comes a recession. When the world price increases again, that region can benefit marginally or has at least to wait for a long period before rebounding; meanwhile, a new region takes over. The case of the Thai rubber economy with continuous, long-term growth shows that several factors—ecological (physiology of the crop), technical (high yielding planting material), political (strong support from public policy) and social (important role of local populations)—can explain some of the divergence from the cocoa cycle model. This suggests a need to update and enrich the model with new scenarios and options. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Theobroma cacao, Hevea brasiliensis, Caoutchouc, Fève de cacao, Petite exploitation agricole, Analyse économique, Analyse de système, Modèle

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Thaïlande

Classification Agris : E21 - Agro-industry
E16 - Production economics
E71 - International trade
E80 - Home economics, industries and crafts
U30 - Research methods

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2014-2018) - Agriculture écologiquement intensive

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Chambon Bénédicte, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR Systèmes de pérennes (THA)
  • Kongmanee Chaiya, Prince of Songkla University (THA)
  • Angthong Suttipong, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (Thaïlande) (THA)

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