Edited Book  

Agricultural Trade in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Author(s): CDRI

Published: 01-Jun-2009

Abstract/Summary

The five country case studies help fill the gaps in the availability, quality and exchange of information on agricultural production and trade in the GMS particularly of cassava and rubber. The importance of these two crops to individual GMS countries and individual agricultural sectors may differ, but there are common reasons underlying the value of cassava and rubber to their economies and the households dependent on them. Cassava is a good substitute for rice and an affordable feed for livestock. It has become a profitable cash crop as demand for cassava in the biofuel, paper and food-processing industries has shot up. In contrast, rubber production has heightened over time. Both commodities play a central role in employment creation and poverty reduction.

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