Land Suitability For Elaeis Guineensis Jacq Plantation In South Sumatra, Indonesia

Armanto, M. Edi and Adzemi, M.A. and Wildayana, Elisa and Imanudin, Momon Sodik and Priatna, Satria Jaya and ., Gianto (2011) Land Suitability For Elaeis Guineensis Jacq Plantation In South Sumatra, Indonesia. In: PROCEEDINGS of the International Seminar. Sriwijaya University, Palembang, pp. 10-18. ISBN 978-979-98938-5-7

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    Abstract

    The research purpose is to identify and to delineate the land suitability for oil palm and to analyze the relationship biophysical characteristics of land resources with the development of oil palm plantations in South Sumatra. Research sampling was carried out based on topographical conditions in South Sumatra (Mountain Zone, Piedmont Zone, Plateau central, Wetlands and Coastal Plain). The research works were divided into two steps, i.e. field survey activities and laboratory work. The research result can the elaborated as follows: Biophysical characteristics and climate condition support the development of oil palm plantations. Researched land suitability is only a general direction because the discussed maps have small-scale (>500.000). For field application, it is advisable to conduct intensive research with large-scale maps (1:25.000) especially for the purposed land suitability. An optimal development of oil palm should be started with the biophysical analysis of land suitability and socio-economic conditions of local society. Outside of existing oil palm and rubber, it is around 3,787,297 ha (44,03%) of land classified as highly suitable (S1), 376,322 ha (4,37%) belongs to moderately suitable (S2) and 802 673 ha (9,33%) are marginally suitable (S3). Oil palm is still very likely to be developed, especially in areas belonging to the classification of S1, S2 and S3, including N1 with locations scattered throughout the South Sumatra area. The limiting factors (difficult to overcome) are classified as permanent biophysical constraints of land and climate.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Land suitability, development, oil palm palantation, South Sumatra
    Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture > Department of Agricultural Socioeconomics
    Depositing User: Nukmal Hakim
    Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2018 23:36
    Last Modified: 24 Aug 2018 23:36
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/8017

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