South Lampung develops agroforestry park

South Lampung develops agroforestry park

(ANTARA/Rivan Awal Lingga)

Kalianda, Lampung (ANTARA News) - The Administration of South Lampung District, Lampung Province has started developing the Agro forestry Park around the Grand Elty Kalianda Resort which was aimed to lure more tourists to visit the region.

"The Agro-forestry concept is the combination of crops, forestry and livestocks, relating to environmental education," said South Lampung Adminsitration Secretary Sutono here, Sunday.

He said agro forestry is a combination of forest science, education and economy sector by developing forestry business with crop production to create balance between agricultural intensification and forest conservation.

The Agro forestry Park also aimed to create a combination system of agriculture, plantation, farming and forestry tourism activities.

He said the park is built to attract the domestic and foreign tourists to come to the region.

"We are planning that the park building will be completed within four years by planting several crops and a number of rare plants from Indonesia such as sandalwood, aloes, ironwood, ebonies, rasamaya, poska, merbau, walnut and peace trees," he said.

He said the plants will be brought from IPB National Breeding Center and Bogor Botanical Garden.

"We will develop an education center with 27 hectares wide and 27,000 plants," Sutono added.

(B019/B003)

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