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Rubber production in Southeast Asia - HRPP

How can rubber smallholders adapt to global challenges?

Global industry depends on millions of family rubber farms for a very specific raw material: natural rubber. Rubber is primarily grown in tropical Asia, and is booming, since it provides growers with regular incomes and requires little in the way of inputs. The platform covers a broad range of environmental conditions, from traditional rubber-growing zones in the South to expanding zones in the North, through an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach.



  • Kasetsart University
  • Princee of Songkla University
  • Rubber Research Institute of Thailand


  • French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)