Encouraging Smallholders to Replant Rubber in Sarawak

Malaysian Rubber Board (LGM) encourages smallholders to replant their rubber holdings with new clones, especially with Latex Timber Clones from the RRIM 2000 series clones.

Under the Second Stimulus Package, approved by the Malaysian Government in 2009, LGM initiated a project to encourage the replanting of rubber holdings by smallholders in Sarawak. Four hundred and twenty three hectares of rubber area came under this project with 260 hectares being in the Batang Ai, Lubok Antu area.

The objectives of this project are threefold: (i) to increase the land area under rubber in Sarawak with Latex Timber Clones from the RRIM 2000 series, (ii) to provide smallholders with knowledge on land management and good agronomic practices, and (iii) to increase rubber production and optimize land usage.

To achieve these objectives, LGM plans and executes transfer of technology activities as well as supply quality planting materials and fertilizers to the smallholders involved with the project. LGM also monitors the performance of the clones. The smallholders in turn will engage themselves with activities such as land clearing and preparation of their holdings, planting and agronomic practices activities. They will also act as agents of extension in regard to rubber planting and holding management.

Sarawak Rubber Industry in BriefRubber Smallholders in Batang Ai, Sarawak Receive Planting Materials
Sarawak Rubber Industry in BriefRubber Smallholders in Batang Ai, Sarawak Receive Planting Materials