Raw Ratanakiri Rubber

rubber sap in ratanakiri province, cambodia

raw latex harvested from rubber trees in ratanakiri

rubber sap in ratanakiri province, cambodia

Bowls for harvesting latex sap out of rubber trees in Ratanakiri, Cambodia. Rubber is pretty lucrative, especially for a small-time farmer. Even half a Hectare of young rubber trees can give the owner hundreds of dollars a year—not bad for a farmer in Cambodia.

They take a knife and cut a 3-inch slit in the bark, and then run a little spout into the bowl. The sap slowly fills the bowl, drop by drop.

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