Researcher –Honey Fe C. Gumay (on-going)
The Multilateral Clone Exchange Program has been organized by the International Rubber Research Development Board (IRRDB) to preserved potential clones of good performance. Thus, popular clones evolved in different countries are being introduce to member countries and evaluate under the local agro climatic conditions. Fifteen countries under IRRDB membership are participating. In total there are forty-nine clones to be exchanged by 12 countries. The Philippines contributed by giving its lone clone USM1 to all participating countries. While other countries such as; Cambodia, Cameroon and Guatemala are recipients only.