C01 - Smallholder productivity, market access, and international linkages in rubber and palm oil production in Jambi Province

Transformation processes in Jambi continue rapidly, with expanding land use change mainly towards oil palm and –more limited – towards rubber. In the past years, smallholders were confronted with volatile and often extremely low prices for palm oil and rubber. These trends triggered effects along the value chain, in particular on management practices of smallholders, and on structural change at the trader level. At the farm level, this project will analyse the dynamics of technical and environmental efficiency, while at the trader level, changes in trade networks will be in the focus. Synthesizing both aspects will allow us to derive recommendations for a better functioning of the value chains for rubber and palm oil. Extended Summary

Trennblatt C01 a

Trennblatt C01 b