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Report on Rubber Suitability Zoning in the Central Development Zone, Na Mo District, Oudomsay Province  

Report on Rubber Suitability Zoning in the Central Development Zone, Na Mo District, Oudomsay Province.Draft

Na Mo District is a focal area for rubber production, and an area of approximately 65 hectares was planted in 7 villages in 2004. A study on rubber was undertaken with GTZ funding in early 2005 and the findings of the study showed that: "Planting rubber between 700 to 900 masl (meter above sea level) carries high risk to the farmer. Elevation is of course linked to latitude and many authors point out the risks and low returns from rubber at extreme latitudes". Following this study, the Land Management Component of NAFRI had a good opportunity to form the rubber suitability zoning. . This paper reports the rubber suitability zoning pilot test, in Na Mo district, which has objectives to provide elevation maps and rubber crop requirements information to district agencies,to use the elevation maps as tools for informing farmers about the relative risks, and to help avert long term problems with future village rubber productivity. The methodology of how this zoning pilot test was implemented is also presented.


Uploaded on: May 2008
File size: 929 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Forestry
Category: Environment

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