International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 4 (2014) No. 3, pages: 129-133, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.4.3.384

Farmer Empowerment to Increase Productivity of Sago (Metroxylon sago spp) Farming

Marliati Ahmad

Abstract

Domestic and world demand for sago starch  continues to increase, both for the food and non-food resource. To response the opportunity, farmer empowerment need to be encouraged to increase current low productivity (less than 15 tonnes /ha/year).  Through famer empowerment, traditional  sago farming  will changed to be managed farming, which enable farmers  to implement and apply  recommended technology called Best Management Practices and fulfil other related support to uplift their sago farming productivity.

Keywords:

Low productivity. Farmer empowerment, Best Management Practices

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