the value of BBC plants for Javanese

The value of BBC plants for Javanese peoples in the “Landbouw-kolonisatie” in Metro, Lampung Province

The value of BBC plants for Javanese peoples will discuss about Landbouw-Kolonisatie program and the correlation with the cultivation tradition of the BBC plants. The BBC plants are excluding rice as the most important crop in Indonesia.  These 3 plants are banana, bamboo, and coconut.  Why these 3 plants are essential for Javanese peoples?, because it related with the benefits of these 3 plants.  In fact, these 3 plants are almost exist in daily activities of Javanese peoples in Lampung province.

Indonesian underutilized vegetable

Indonesian underutilized vegetable | Tetragonia tetragonioides

There are many Indonesian underutilized vegetable plants.  Mostly they are native species, but some of them are introduced from some regions.  Indonesia is a rich country with natural resources. And became a meeting point for trade routes from east to west and vice versa long ago. The interaction far before and during the Dutch colonial era was one of the reasons for the process of species introduction.  The process is still continuing till today.

forgotten vegetables in Indonesia

Forgotten vegetables in Indonesia | Gendola (Basella rubra)

Gendola (Basella rubra) is one of Indonesian native species. Even though it used to be a vegetable plant, but today, Gendola become one of the forgotten vegetables in Indonesia. Nowadays, Gendola is only popular as a medicinal plant. In fact, it is very rare, people use it as a vegetable.