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Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2016, 4(1), 46-50
DOI: 10.12691/jfnr-4-1-8
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Improving Productivity of Unoccupied Land Through Wetland Cultivation at the Former Shifting Cultivation Areas at the Forest Regions of Kapuas District, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

Wahyudi1, , INyoman Sudyana2, Johanna Maria R.1, Renhart Jemi1 and Hendra Toni1

1Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Forestry, Palangka Raya University, Indonesia

2Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Palangka Raya University, Indonesia

Pub. Date: January 22, 2016

Cite this paper:
Wahyudi, INyoman Sudyana, Johanna Maria R., Renhart Jemi and Hendra Toni. Improving Productivity of Unoccupied Land Through Wetland Cultivation at the Former Shifting Cultivation Areas at the Forest Regions of Kapuas District, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2016; 4(1):46-50. doi: 10.12691/jfnr-4-1-8


Forest region management model in Indonesia applied the separated pattern between forest a real versus non forest areal although a portion of forest area in the form of unoccupied and neglected land already be used to agriculture, plantation, and settlement. The peoples at the surrounding forest regions had been depended of their life on the shifting cultivation pattern to get food during the long time ago. This cultivation cause degraded forest and lose out of the children education. This research was focused to replace the shifting cultivation with settled cultivation in order to minimize degraded forest at the forest regions using the intensive cultivation. The research was located at Mandau Talawang Sub-District, Kapuas District, Central Kalimantan Province, Indonesia at 2010to 2014. Data of paddy yileds from settled cultivation and shifting cultivation were got from 15households were taking by random. Data analysis using the homogenity test, analysis of varians and least significans different (LSD) test using SPSS 19.0 for Windows. Research result indicated that produce paddy yields from settled cultivation are significantly more than shifting cultivation, namely 0.91 to 1.07 ton ha-1 or 1.01 ton ha-1 in average and 4.1 to 5.24 ton ha-1 or 4.78 ton ha-1 in average respectively. Thereby, settled cultivation could to reduce degraded forest, to improve unoccupied and neglected land productivity at the forest regions, and keep the local children education.

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