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Report on an analysis of rural livelihoods and poverty in two villages in Sri Lanka

Report on an analysis of rural livelihoods and poverty in two villages in Sri Lanka

Janowski, Monica (1997) Report on an analysis of rural livelihoods and poverty in two villages in Sri Lanka. Technical Report. Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, UK.

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Abstract

The intention of this study was to look at the potential for smallholders to take up intensified intercropping of banana with immature rubber in Sri Lanka and to consider the extent to which the impact of such uptake would be poverty alleviating. This is part of and preparatory to a project to be funded under the Plant Sciences Research Programme which is intended to identify agronomic practices suitable for adoption by low-resource farmers and aimed at improving income generation. This project builds on an earlier project, also funded by the Plant Sciences Research Programme, which showed that high density intercropping of immature rubber and banana can increase profits by more than 350% over the present system of rubber/banana intercropping in Sri Lanka, currently recommended by the Rubber Research Institute and Rubber Development Department of the country.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: rural, livelihood, poverty, Sri Lanka, smallholder, intercropping, banana, rubber, Illukgoda, Ihala Bopae, agriculture
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
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Last Modified: 17 Jun 2016 15:31
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11929

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