Sago plantations on undrained peatland in Indonesia

This practice was introduced from the Moluccas islands in Indonesia by indigenous people. Sago palms require only negligible maintenance, which makes sago plantations among the most productive systems that can be operated at almost no maintenance cost. Small-scale sago cultivation without drainage results in a high sago self-propagation rate, short harvesting cycles and high starch content.
  • Authors: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Author Affiliation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Subjects: sago, peatlands, plantation crops, small scale farming
  • Publication type: Factsheet
  • Year: 2015
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