Potential of Agroforestry Farming System Involving Honey Bee, Coffee, and Kaliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus) in Cieter, West Java, Indonesia

D. Purnomo, A. Bunyamin, W. Gunawan, M. Nawawi, M. S. Sauri

Abstract


Forest conversion to monoculture farming is still a common practice in Cieter, Mekarwangi Village, Sindangkerta District, Bandung Barat Regency, West Java, Indonesia. The monoculture farming system is popular because it can generate more profit than other farming systems. Meanwhile, the agroforestry farming system, which can increase economic activity and is environmentally friendly, profitable, and sustainable, is less practiced among Indonesian farmers. This study evaluated the agroforestry farming system involving kaliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus), coffee, and honey bee (case study at D’Bees company in Cieter, West Java). The arrangement of proper cultivation and harvesting on agroforestry of honey bee, coffee, and kaliandra indicated an increase in revenue generated from product diversification. The products that are sources of income in the agroforestry system in Cieter are biomass, coffee, and honey bee commodities, such as honey and pollen. In addition to generating income, the company can help create an environmentally friendly and sustainable farming system in the area.

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