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dc.contributor.authorLee, J.en
dc.contributor.authorGhazoul, J.en
dc.contributor.authorObidzinski, K.en
dc.contributor.authorKoh, L.en
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationAgronomy for Sustainable Development, 2014; 34(2):501-513en
dc.identifier.issn1774-0746en
dc.identifier.issn1773-0155en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/112485-
dc.description.abstractThe oil palm industry in Indonesia faces several challenges in its bid to adopt more sustainable practices. These challenges include finding ways to increase smallholder palm oil production and to promote benefit sharing with local communities. However, factors that influence oil palm yield and income among oil palm smallholdings are poorly known. We surveyed 379 households in 15 villages in Sumatra, Indonesia, to identify factors controlling smallholder yield and income. We found that decreasing monthly harvesting rotation of oil palm smallholdings decreases oil palm yield, whereby once-a-month harvesting resulted in the lowest annual fresh fruit bunch yields (14.82 t/ha). We also found that independent smallholder households receive lower gross monthly incomes compared to scheme and managed smallholder households, whereby independent smallholders received the lowest gross monthly income from oil palm cultivation (2.17 million Indonesian rupiah). Our results provide quantitative evidence that harvesting rotation and type of smallholder management are important constraints on oil palm yields and incomes of smallholders.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJanice Ser Huay Lee, Jaboury Ghazoul, Krystof Obidzinski, Lian Pin Kohen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.rights© INRA and Springer-Verlag France 2013en
dc.subjectElaeis guineensis; smallholders; livelihoods; productivity; agribusinessen
dc.titleOil palm smallholder yields and incomes constrained by harvesting practices and type of smallholder management in Indonesiaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0030016095en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s13593-013-0159-4en
dc.identifier.pubid159902-
pubs.library.collectionEarth and Environmental Sciences publicationsen
pubs.library.teamDS14en
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
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