DIVERSITY OF AGROFORESTRY PLANT IN FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT RINDINGAN JAYA AND SEJAHTERA
Keywords: Farmers group association, forest farmers group agroforestry community forest
AbstractThe Forest Farmers Group (KTH) is the smallest unit in the management of Community Forests (HKM). Farmers who are members of KTH are direct managers of forest land, so that their management must comply with established regulations, namely by applying agroforestry patterns to maintain the sustainability of forest functions. Forest sustainability can be measured using indicators of plant species diversity. This study aims to analyze the diversity of plant species that exist in the research location. Respondents were selected using a random sampling method with a total of 30 respondents divided into 3 KTHs including KTH Karya Tani Sejahtera, KTH Rindingan Jaya 1 and KTH Rindingan Jaya 2. Data was collected by interviewing KTH members and direct observation as a comparison of interview data. Data were tabulated and analyzed descriptively to see the relationship between management and respondent characteristics. The results showed that the sharecroppers had carried out a planting system using an agroforestry pattern with the types of plants planted in each KTH were coffee (Coffea canephora), banana (Musaceae), clove (Syzygium aromaticum), avocado (Persea americana), pepper (Piper nigrum), sugar palm (Arenga pinnata), chili (Capiscum frutescens), and durian (Durio zibethinus). The percentage of plants that are widely planted by respondents are coffee as much as 70%, cloves 15%, durian 10% and other plants 5%.