Smallholder Sago Farming on Largely Undrained Peatland: Meranti Island district and Riau Province, Indonesia

Sago (Metroxylon sagu) is an Indonesian indigenous plant species. Sago needs periodical inundation for better performance, so it can be planted on slightly drained or even undrained peatland. Sago flour is used for many food items and chemical products. About 150–250 kg of dry sago flour can be produced from one palm tree.
  • Authors: Karyanto, O.
  • Author Affiliation: Gadjah Mada University
  • Subjects: sago, peatlands, plantation crops, small scale farming
  • Publication type: Factsheet
  • Year: 2015
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