Agriculture in Bintang Mountain Regency

Bintang Mountain Regency is regency which has a very large land area with a very high fertility rate so it is the potential for the development of food crops, horticulture, animal husbandry and fisheries.
Land in the Mountainous Regency of stars most of the fine-textured with a depth of effective 51-100 cm. the topography is dominated by rolling hills and mountains in the Centre, while the North and South is only a small part is lowland. On lowland heavily influenced by River deposits so often found Alluvial soil Kolovial and Gleisol type. On the ramps found soil type Kombisol with soil properties of wet and sour. In areas of steep mountains often found outcrops of rock and Litosol soil type. While on bumpy area with soil type Potsonok and Mediten.
On the northern and southern part of Bintang Mountain Regency is lowland so it is very suitable to develop other food crops and horticulture which corresponds to the lowlands. This lowland area is also very suitable for plantation crops such as coconut, oil palm, cocoa, robusta coffee and Castor plants.
While, in the middle of mountains so that people live and conduct agricultural activities on the slopes of the mountains and river upstream. In addition to food crops are also suitable for mountain areas is also very suitable for arabica coffee plants.
Agricultural crops became the main activity of the population of the district is inhabited by Ngalum tribe. Same with the other tribes in Papua, Tribe Ngalum most of whom live in the highlands consume tubers as staple food. The lack of effort to results tuber into commodity trading unlock the potential business opportunities in the manufacturing sector. Plant tubers can be used as seed for food crops since crop production is quite a lot and can be used by all of society.


Plantation crop is coffee that can be developed. Specific coffee grown in this area is a kind of bio coffee, which known for aroma is sharper than Arabica coffee. In some European countries, demanding of bio coffee is quite high and this is an opportunity to develop bio coffee plantations.