Improving economic outcomes for smallholders growing teak in agroforestry systems in Indonesia

Published on 10 February 2011

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Start Date: 1 January 2007 | End Date: 31 May 2011

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The research will look at ways in which producers can access market information and can overcome some of the transaction costs, both through group marketing arrangements and better quality control. Additional financial benefits could accrue to smallholder timber farmers if they could produce better quality timber and meet minimum diameter requirements. Below we make two cases for the research, firstly based just on the improved prices (as a result of the research) that should accrue to existing trees, and secondly on the longer-term improvements from the full gamut of research activities. Australia is an importer of teak furniture and Java is a key supplier. Putting the industry on a sound farm forestry trajectory will have downstream benefits for Australia.

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One Response to “Improving economic outcomes for smallholders growing teak in agroforestry systems in Indonesia”

  1. Hello,

    my name is Michael Hossu and I am PhD-student from Giessen university. My research topic is the regional development of Gunungkidul district. My supervisor is especially interested in the district´s teak economy. For this reason, I was wondering whether it would be possible to obtain the final report of the project.

    Thank you for your help and best regards,

    Michael Hossu

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