Hot off the press, the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) has launched an annual award that is designed to stimulate high-quality research on economics in the global rubber sector. The award is open to all economists and researches in social sciences.

The theme for 2019 is “How can rubber smallholders achieve sustainable development through rubber farming?” as smallholders are part of the industry backbone. Paper submissions are due 12/13 and winners will be announced next year on March 2nd.

Learn more about IRSG, is an inter-governmental organization composed of rubber producing and consuming stakeholders, established in 1944.