SUBSTITUTION OF PLANT UTILIZATION ON THE FOREST GARDENS OF MAIBRAT, WEST PAPUA

Susan Salosa

Abstract


The dividing in many provinces in Indonesia including West Papua has affected those areas in mobilization of information within areas, infrastructure changing such as roads, bridges, buildings and offi ces. Migration of people is also contributed to local plants existing and appearing of invasive species in the community gardens. The local plants are becoming scarce and fi nally disappeared. The research was conducted by fi eld survey technique on three villages: Arne, Framu, and Sembaro in the district of South Sorong (recently become part of Maibrat district). Data were analyzed tabulation continued with SPSS and diversity index. The research shows that about
nine spesies, seven are species of bete and two kinds of pumpkin, become extinct. On the other hand peanut andred onion become part of local community’s life.

Keywords


Crop losses; Planet utilization; Maibrat; Papua Barat

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14203/widyariset.14.2.2011.333-342

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