IMPORTANCE OF RUBBER FARMING IN CAMBODIA

IMPORTANCE OF RUBBER FARMING IN CAMBODIA

  • Employment opportunities to the people e.g. rubber harvesters, managers of plantations, etc.
  • Income to the harvesters hence raising their standards of living.




  • Government revenue through taxation and licensing
  • Foreign exchange through export of rubber and rubber products.
  • Production of domestic and industrial items like tyres, insulators, safety boots that are sold at relatively cheaper prices to the home people.
  • Growth of small scale out-grower schemes hence raising their standards of living.
  • Skill acquisition by latex harvesters and processors
  • Promotion of international trade and relations with Britain, USA, that import CAMBODIA‚Äôs rubber.
  • Promotion of agricultural research through propagation or grafting.
  • Development of other sectors from rubber profits e.g. health, education, etc




  • Rubber trees help in climate modification through evapo-transpiration
  • Plantations are used as demonstration farms for study and research

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