Sustainable Rubber Conference 2016

Sustainable Rubber Conference

Objective Increasing demand for natural latex, coming largely from China, has driven a massive expansion in the area under rubber cultivation from 5.5 M ha in 1983 to 9.9 M ha in 2012, mostly in mainland SE Asia. A large part of this expansion has been realized through the conversion of natural forests, including secondary and pristine forests, to monoculture[…]

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