2 Nepal’s Climatic diversity is hospitable to Rubber 1970 marks the genesis of rubber by an Entrepreneur JP Dhakal But has not expandedGrowth and expansion is marred by political , social and economic barriersSituation of Rubber plantation in NepalRubber plantation is of very recent historyRubber plantation has not expanded even though there are incentives due to barriers
3 Area under cultivation and yield Total area under cultivation is 150 hectaresYield per hectare 1796 kilograms
4 80 percent of holding by small . Average land holding is 0.5 acre .
5 Resources, processing, products, utilization Only 10 percent of the national demand is met by local productionImport of rubber from Korea, India and other countries
6 The area under cultivation hasnot expanded due to barriers Lack of incentives from the GovernmentLack of Dissemination of market and price informationUnder developed road and drainage infrastructuresLack of Education and trainingYouths are motivated to migrate to the overseas due to higher incentivesrubber’s susceptibility to insect and fungal attacksLack of networking among small owners
7 Methods of information collection Retrieving data from secondary sources and field visit