Sustainable rubber cultivation in the Mekong Region – Development of an integrative land-use concept in Yunnan Province / China

Research question       How does the current practice of rubber management affect ecosystem functions and services? How can it be improved towards sustainability?


Increasing demand for rubber as renewable resource and related land-use change
Indicators Change in water and carbon cycles, soil erosion, loss of biodiversity and pollination services, human wildlife conflicts, shift of rural income structure
Production systemsPlantation forestry, rubber, non timber forest products, medicinal and neglected plants, nature tourism
Measures Development of improved management concepts: stakeholder involvement, diversification of production; dissemination of concepts
CountryP. R. of China
Study sitesXishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province
Area19.700 km²
DurationDecember 2011 to November 2016
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