Perhutani allocates 150,000 ha for food crops

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 08:03

State-owned forestry company Perum Perhutani plans to allocate a total of 150,000 ha of forest area located in several regions in Java to be planted with food crops mainly corn, rice and soybean under an intercropping system.

Perhutani President Director Bambang Sukmananto was quoted by Bisnis Indonesia as saying Monday that about 80,000 ha would be allocated for corn, 55,000 ha for rice, and 15,000 ha for soybean.

He said that most of the development would take place in West Java as the province has the largest forest acreage left in Java. (rei)


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