Land Tenure and Farm Management Efficiency: The Case of Smallholder Rubber Production in Customary Land Areas of Sumatra.

TitleLand Tenure and Farm Management Efficiency: The Case of Smallholder Rubber Production in Customary Land Areas of Sumatra.
Publication TypePolicy Brief
AuthorsSuyanto S, Tomich T, Otsuka K
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
Secondary TitleGender and Forest Resource Management
Tertiary TitleA Comparative Study in Selected Areas of Asia and Africa
PublisherInternational Food Policy Research Institute
Place PublishedWashington, D.C.
Year of Publication2001
Pagination2
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractThis study attempts to identify the impacts of land tenure institutions on the efficiency of farm management based on a case study of smallholder rubber production in customary land areas of Sumatra. Our study site is a typical rubber-growing village in Rantau Pandan Subdistrict in Jambi Province, Sumatra. Almost all inhabitants belong to the Melayu Jambi ethnic group, which traditionally has practiced matrilineal descent. Farming households typically cultivate lowland wet rice, upland rice fields, and upland rubber agroforestry plots. The rubber farming system in this area is sometimes called "jungle rubber" because wild woody species also are allowed to grow among the rubber trees, which may help protect the rubber from grass weeds.
Keywordsfarm management, land tenure, rubber, rubber farming, smallholder, Sumatra
URLhttp://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/mp17_rubbrief.pdf
Citation Key919