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The Prospects for Sustainable Rubber in the Mekong Region: An Assessment of Emerging Initiatives

Published by: MRLG

This study presents a detailed comparison of three emergent voluntary frameworks on sustainable natural rubber, which seek to influence investors and buyers in the Mekong countries and beyond towards better practices for a more sustainable industry. These varying sets of private standards, notably developed by industry representative organisations in China and Vietnam, aim to improve the social and environmental performance of outward investments by the two countries, particularly in Laos and Cambodia. More recently, they have been joined by the Global Platform on Sustainable Natural Rubber, which has developed its own sustainability principles. The study provides a grounded, clear-eyed perspective on their key areas of potential and limitations, based on interviews with industry, government and civil society actors involved in their design and initial use.

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This report is under the production of Mekong Region Land Governance Project (MRLG). The project aims to improve the land tenure security of smallholder farmers in the Mekong Region and has been operating in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam since April 2014.

MRLG is a project of the Government of Switzerland, through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), with co-financing from the Government of Germany and the Government of Luxembourg.

ပြင်ဆင်ချက် November 2022
ခွင့်ပြုချက် Creative Commons Non-Commercial (Any)

Author: Miles Kenney-Lazar Assistant Professor, Department of Geography National University of Singapore Email:

Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG): Unit 11, House No. 262, Ban Saphanthong Kang, Sistattanak District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR PO Box 2973, Vientiane Lao PDR 01000 Phone: +856 21 454 807 Email:

ရေးသားသူ (တစ်ဦးချင်း) Miles Kenney-Lazar
ထုတ်ဝေသည့်နေရာ Vientiane, Lao PDR
ထုတ်ဝေသူ Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG)
ထုတ်ဝေသည့်ရက်စွဲ 2022
စာမျက်နှာခွဲ 36
အထွေထွေ မှတ်ချက်

Suggested citation Kenney-Lazar, M. (2022). The Prospects for Sustainable Rubber in the Mekong Region: An Assessment of Emerging Initiatives. Thematic Study No.14. Vientiane: Mekong Region Land Governance.

အဓိကစကားလုံးများ Responsible agriculture,Sustainable rubber
တင်ခဲ့သည့်ရက်စွဲ နိုဝင်ဘာ 15, 2022, 06:54 (UTC)
ပြန်လည်ပြင်ဆင်သည့်ရက်စွဲ နိုဝင်ဘာ 21, 2022, 05:28 (UTC)