Paper ID: 176
Non-Wood Forest Products Potency from Community Forest in Gempolan Village, Karanganyar Regency, Central Java
1Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia
Non-wood forest products are part of forest ecosystem and it has certain functions that support ecosystem sustainability. Utilization of non-wood forest products is a sustainable use or utilization of by-products from trees or other forest products. This study aims to inventory non-wood forest products from community forests and the utilization of those non-wood forest products by Gempolan Village community. Field observation was conducted in 38 community forest by making plots 40 × 25 m2. Furthermore, interview was conducted with the owner of those community forests to obtain information on the non-wood forest product utilization and productivity. The results showed that non-wood forest products can be classified as their function, namely as food, animal feed, and spices/condiments. Most of the non-wood forest products was only used to meet their own needs. Non-wood forest products that produces from community forest in Gempolan Village was dominated by multi-purposes tree species (fruits) such as durian (Durio zibethinus), avocado (Persea americana), jengkol (Pithecellobium lobatum), petai (Parkia speciosa), pakel (Mangifera foetida), sawo (Manilkara zapota), melinjo (Gnetum gnemon), jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), and breadfruit (Artocarpus communis).