Gunung Walat, Sukabumi – Fieldtrip by KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) in Gunung Walat University Forest (25 November 2010).
KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) is an institution established from cooperation between South Korea and Indonesian governments, since the year 2006 to develop among other things technology of planting stocks production and silviculture. In Indonesia, KOICA works among other things with Directorate General of Land Rehabilitation, Ministry of Forestry.
KOICA possess several seed orchards in several places in Indonesia, such as in Rumpin (Parung, Bogor, West Java) which constitutes the center, and in Jasinga, Karawang, and East Kalimantan.
This one day fieldtrip was followed by 15 staffs of KOICA.
Mr. H. Kurdi Nuryanto, as the leader of this visitor from KOICA explained: “This Fieldtrip to Gunung Walat University Forest has several agendas, and the main agenda is observation of mycorrhiza (a kind of beneficial symbiosis between fungi and plant roots) which occur in pine roots, which will will be studied further for production of superior planting stocks”.
He added further: “We also want to study the good maintenance of forest stand and forest management in this GWUF”.
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