E3S Web Conf.
Volume 232, 2021International Conference on Agribusiness and Rural Development (IConARD 2020)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||25 January 2021|
The Constraints to Sago Development and Improvement Efforts in Siau Tagulandang Biaro (Sitaro) Islands
1 The Assessment Institute for Agricultural Technology of North Sulawesi. Manado. Indonesia
2 Centre of Assessment and Agriculture Development. Bogor. West Java. Indonesia
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Sago (Metroxylon sago Rottb) is very suitable as a food ingredient because it contains carbohydrates in starch form and high calories. In eastern Indonesia, the sago plant has important social, economic, and ecological roles for most societies because it is also used as a staple food. On the contrary, its development still requires powerful and maximum support. This study aims to describe the diversity of cultivation technology applications and the constraints of sago development. The research was carried out in a plantation area in the Siau Tagulandang Biaro (Sitaro) Islands Regency, North Sulawesi Province, from June to December 2016. The research used a survey method with semi-structured interview techniques on 60 respondents and focus group discussion (FGD) techniques. The research results that have been carried out indicate that farmers have not fully implemented good sago cultivation technology. However, they understand the economic value of this plant. The components of cultivation that were still weak were the weed control aspects and pest and disease control, as well as the post-harvest aspects in terms of sago pith processing techniques.
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