ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Investment and Employment in Rubber Smallholdings

Investment and Employment in Rubber Smallholdings

Declining prices of primary commodities and growing market uncertainties have been important characteristics of the post-reforms phase since the second half of the 1990s. This is an analysis of the impact of the fall in prices and market uncertainty on the natural rubber smallholdings in Kerala. It explains the magnitude and economic implications of the price fall, its impact on investment, employment and labour relations in five selected areas in Kottayam and Idukki, prominent rubber-growing districts in the state.

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