AGRICULTURAL DIVERSIFICATION AMONG SMALLHOLDER RATTAN CULTIVATORS IN CENTRAL KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA

TitleAGRICULTURAL DIVERSIFICATION AMONG SMALLHOLDER RATTAN CULTIVATORS IN CENTRAL KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsGodoy RA, Feaw TC
JournalAgroforestry Systems
Volume13
Pagination27-40
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0167-4366
Accession NumberISI:A1991FC19200003
KeywordsCENTRAL KALIMANTAN, DIVERSIFICATION, DRY RICE, PROFITABILITY CALCULATION, RAMBUTAN, rattan, RUBBER
Abstract

Many developing countries are trying to promote agricultural diversification among smallholders because they feel that smallholders are too dependent upon a narrow range of crops. Fieldwork among smallholder rattan cultivators in Southern Borneo, Indonesia, suggests that smallholders do maintain a poorly diversified portfolio of agricultural activities. Farmers rely heavily upon rattan because of its superior profitability. A number of economic and agronimic constraints however prevent farmers from diversifying out of rattan into other crops.

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Alternate JournalAgrofor. Syst.