To optimize the potential of Sengon Cultivation forward, Kepahiang Regency Government formed a partnership with the Ministry of Research and Technology organization, Development Division, Deputy Science and Technology Network Center and Regions, in doing development sengon hybrid. This allows a perfect growth which if generally at the age of 3 years can already be harvested, then with hybrid technology at the age of 1.5 years sengon already be harvested with maximum results.
This cooperation includes providing superior quality seeds, Cultivation systems and pest control and the making of plots in Regency of Kepahiang.
Sengon Cultivation program which continues echoed Regent of Kepahiang Drs. H. Bando Amin C. Kader, MM has entered a new phase. After intense socializing and realizing sengon planting in Kepahiang, and has also received the support of the Minister of forestry and community leaders concerned about the environment, on Tuesday (12/02) Cultivation program sengon dissected by Academics of Bengkulu University (UNIB).
Surgery 4 researchers presenting scientific experts, namely the Expert of Economic Field is Dr. H. Syaiful Anwar AB. SE, SU. Socio-cultural expert is Dr. Panji Suminar, MA, Forest cultivation expert is Dr. Enggar Aprianto, and agrarian law expert is Dr. Emilia Contesa, was held in the BATIK building, University of Bengkulu, conducted by UNIB Communication Sciences Laboratory, Research Raflesia Parameter (RRP), Daily Radar Bengkulu, and a number of journalists from different media.
From the results of such research, the experts agree on the system of B.A.C.K. Model is a brilliant idea and turn a potentially large economic system for society.
As said by Dr. Emilia Contesa, has been the tendency of some areas of expansion, there is conflict in forestry and plantation, investment system BACK Models, is a healthy investment pattern. Landowner rights respected, so that the State can protect against it. Because the right to cultivate (HGU) strived by moratorium.
Along with that, the socio-cultural UNIB experts, Dr. Panji Suminar, MA, argued sengon basically not a new thing for the people. Where over the years as protector crops. But the concept of cultivation sengon makes this commodity become a high economic value is incredible.
He added, calculations are made in the system calculations BACK Models, so reasonable and logical, and consistent with research that have been done post-graduate students or S2 Institute of Technology Bogor (ITB) in 1992.
Experts in the field of forestry UNIB, Dr. Enggar Aprianto agrees that opinion, according to him, so far in Bengkulu, the community forestry program, it was not so real, sengon option according to him, is a very appropriate type of economically and physiologically. In addition to a fast growing and can grow on marginal lands as well as acid, can also be adapted to sengon bisodium to absorb nitrogen. And not only that, in addition to many other benefits, sengon industrial waste can also be utilized for oyster mushroom media that clearly has good potential.
In international donor, the World Bank through the International Finance Corporation (IFC) since 2010 doing research on business prospects of sengon in Indonesia. This research is done because according to the World Bank all large countries export destination such as Japan, Europe, China, America and Canada to talk about Sengon.
Throughout the research, the World Bank sent a team to sengon centers in Indonesia, interviewing various sources, both companies, business people at the local level, operator of sawmill (wood cutting machine), until the owner of the factory, good for plywood and paper products.
In conclusion, according to Tata is one of the owners of the World Bank team. Sengon business for 25 years has a good prospect.
The attitude of the world to divert its timber needs type of sengon is realistic decision. Especially due to rapid harvest only 5 years, then the supply assurance the more awake. for it, the World Bank through the IFC will participate in the development sengon 100 thousand hectares in Indonesia and could be even more.
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