Agroforestry Systems

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 27–40 | Cite as

Agricultural diversification among smallholder rattan cultivators in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

  • Ricardo A. Godoy
  • Tan Ching Feaw


Many developing countries are trying to promote agricultural diversification among smallholders because they feel that smallholders are too dependent upon a narrow range of crops. Fieldwork among smallholder rattan cultivators in Southern Borneo, Indonesia, suggests that smallholders do maintain a poorly diversified portfolio of agricultural activities. Farmers rely heavily upon rattan because of its superior profitability. A number of economic and agronimic constraints however prevent farmers from diversifying out of rattan into other crops.

Key words

Rattan profitability calculation Central Kalimantan diversification dry rice rambutan rubber 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo A. Godoy
    • 1
  • Tan Ching Feaw
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard Institute for International DevelopmentHarvard UniversityCambridgeU.S.A.
  2. 2.Forest Research Institute of MalaysiaMalaysia

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