KETERPADUAN EKONOMI KARET ALAM THAILAND
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Although some studies on the importance of integration have been discussed, especially on commodity marketing and regional economic integration, but how and why the integration happened are still not much studied and published, especially on the economic integration of natural rubber commodity. Based on a brief visit to Thailand, it is found that the economy of natural rubber is well integrated started since 1980s; it beginning from production input supply and research, plantation farming and extension services up to trade and export. It indicates that agribusiness and market systems and their institutions are well established efficiently, yet the competitiveness is high and sustainable agriculture of natural rubber in Thailand is persistent. However, rubber agroindustry is not yet well develop as entrepreneur in this capital intensive industry is still weak.