Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A General Thought about Agroforestry Development in East Kalimantan

by Djoko Suharna Radite, Gajah Mada University, Indonesia.

A general thought about agroforestry development in East Kalimantan intends to increase the information for research and development. The suitability of development is indicated by its main direction, which is principally different for coastal areas and hinterland. Detailed information is still limited and should be increased by deeper studies in some subregions. In connectiom with the local land use systems it is significant that development will be dependent of the development of swamp rice cultivation, of the market demand and of the availability of additional infrastructure.

Role of Agroforestry Development in the Surrounding of catchment areas in Samarinda by Razak Rahim.

Role of Agroforestry Development in the Surrounding of catchment areas in Samarinda is proposed to control the frequent flooding in the inner parts of the city. This development is furthermore expected to contribute to a higher income for the farmers and other people. To achieve this goal, the local governments such as enforcing law have implemented some political efforts, and other integrated planning measures. Agroforestry will be combined with agroindustry. Main constraints identified in the implementation of agroforestry are land tenure, high costs for conversion and the allocation of sufficient land in the surrounding of catchment areas in Samarinda.

Alternatives in Rural Area Development with Agroforestry Approaches in The Industrial Timber Estate Units by Heri Suprapto and Alfred Ch. Ruga, PT ITCI, Balikpapan

As one of the provinces of Indonesia with a big potential for the Industrial Timber Estate (Hutan Tanaman Industri: HTI) programme, East Kalimantan is actively carrying out this programme in the recent years. Until now, however, the development of HTI is concentrated on the establishment of pure plantations. In order to increase its profitability and to support its success, it is necessary to improve, and to develop new approaches, to its performance. Agroforestry is considered one alternative, and the objectives of such an approach are to create new jobs, to achieve optimal land use, and to ‘control shifting cultivation as a pilot project in the context of rural development.


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SatoNa said...

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