Sida has been providing support to NAFRI since 2001. Publications from two phases of NAFRI can be found here:
This study explores the institutional side of the Ban Hat Nyao rubber production “success story.” It analyzes the governance mechanisms set up by the village to manage the village’s rubber production. The focus here is on the “software of development”, that is, the organizational structures and processes that are needed to support farming systems undergoing change. The findings also bring the farmers – the managers of the system – into a central position. This shines light on the nature, potential and constraints of local organizations. A crucial message of this study is that the success of the rubber activities in the village is indeed largely a result of the far-sighted and adaptive process of creating institutions to manage the agricultural transition.