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Balitbangda West Pasaman Reviewed Brown Sugar from Palm Oil Tree Water as the New Source of Income



Special doc./Balitbangda Regency of West Pasaman is reviewing the potential to produce brown sugar from palm oil tree water.
Balitbangda West Pasaman Reviewed Brown Sugar from Palm Oil Tree Water as the New Source of Income

InfoSAWIT, PASAMAN BARAT – Regency of West Pasaman, West Sumatera Province through its Badan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Daerah (Balitbangda) was reviewing the potential to produce brown sugar from palm oil tree water. This is hoped to be the new source of income for the local.

Head in duty of Balitbangda Pasaman Barat, Ikhwanri said that the research to process palm oil tree water to be brown sugar still runs. “We visited Regency of Mukomuko, Bengkulu Province to know the success story of the local smallholders in processing palm oil tree water to be brown sugar,” Ikhwanri said in Simpang Empat, as InfoSAWIT quoted from Antara, Sunday (26/5/2024).

The smallholders are processing to make brown sugar in Sub district of Sungai Aur, particularly in Jorong Bayang Tengah and Jorong Kasiak Putih. The innovation started in 2023 by taking advantages on palm oil trees which were in replanting program.

Ikhwanri also explained that the main goal to produce brown sugar in Nagari Sungai Aua would be about to escalate additional values of commodity locally. This would be the way to get sustainable economic innovation and be positive for the local.

From what the smallholders’ told, one palm oil tree could produce water for thre times in 24 hours. It would spend 8 hours to get 10 liters of water.

“From the numbers, brown sugar could be reaching about 2 kilograms,” he said.

Balitbangda West Pasaman would keep researching to make sure that brown sugar from palm oil could be efficient in cost and material. “We have to keep learning this potential, namely hundreds of plantations are in replanting and the materials are available,” he said. (T2)


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