Integrated management of inter-rows in rubber tree plantations via food crops cultivation

01 October 2010 → 31 May 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
Ivory Coast rubber intercropping
Project description

For smallholders, intercropping food crops and rubber trees could be an interesting way of managing rubber trees' inter-row. This project aims at improving land-use efficiency and management in young rubber tree plantations by guiding farmers into producing sufficient food crops without constraining future rubber production. A better understanding of interactions between food crops and rubber tree is a prerequisite to achieve this.