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Scaling green rubber cultivation in Southwest China-An integrative analysis of stakeholder perspectives
Wigboldus, Seerp1,2; Hammond, Jim3,4; Xu, Jianchu3,4; Yi, Zhuang-Fang3,4; He, Jun5; Klerkx, Laurens2; Leeuwis, Cees2
AbstractThe rubber boom across much of Southeast Asia has led to environmental destruction, and the resultant crash in the price of rubber has destabilised livelihoods. We investigated the necessary factors required to enable a transition towards a more sustainable model for rubber cultivation in Southwest China (i.e. the 'greening' of rubber cultivation), using a framework for the integrative study of multiple aspects in complex land use issues. We present findings from stakeholder interviews and a stakeholder workshop, and discuss their relevance Within and beyond Southwest China, The current focus of researchers and development practitioners tends to be on finding technical solutions to address unsustainable rubber cultivation practices. However, stakeholder consultations revealed that the key barriers were more social: low levers of trust and knowledge exchange between stakeholder groups and fragmented visions about the future of the landscape. It is very important to continue the economic prosperity initially brnught by rubber, but, without improved communication between government and researchers and smallholder farmers, this will be very difficult to achieve. A wider landscape perspective is needed to address issues in rubber cultivation to avoid repeating the same problems of cash crop boom and bust experienced with other crops, most notably bananas. We Conclude that more effort should be put into developing mechanisms that integrate technical knowledge, enhance social relationships, and present a forum for reconciling or at least acknowledging the differing needs, knowledge, and objectives of different groups, and transcending the power dynamics between smallholder farmers and government and researchers. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
KeywordNatural Rubber Environmental Impact Sustainable Agriculture Landscape Approach Green Transformations
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Affiliation1.Wageningen Univ & Res, Wageningen Ctr Dev Innovat, POB 88, NL-6700 AB Wageningen, Netherlands
2.Wageningen Univ, Knowledge Technol & Innovat Grp, POB 8130, NL-6700 EW Wageningen, Netherlands
3.China & East Asia Node, World Agroforestry Ctr, Kunming 650204, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Mt Ecosyst Studies, Kunming Inst Bot, Kunming 650204, Peoples R China
5.Yunnan Univ, Natl Ctr Borderland Ethn Studies Southwest China, Kunming 650091, Peoples R China
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Wigboldus, Seerp,Hammond, Jim,Xu, Jianchu,et al. Scaling green rubber cultivation in Southwest China-An integrative analysis of stakeholder perspectives[J]. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT,2017,580(4):1475-1482.
APA Wigboldus, Seerp.,Hammond, Jim.,Xu, Jianchu.,Yi, Zhuang-Fang.,He, Jun.,...&Leeuwis, Cees.(2017).Scaling green rubber cultivation in Southwest China-An integrative analysis of stakeholder perspectives.SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT,580(4),1475-1482.
MLA Wigboldus, Seerp,et al."Scaling green rubber cultivation in Southwest China-An integrative analysis of stakeholder perspectives".SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 580.4(2017):1475-1482.
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