Mamangan Social Science Journal
Vol 11, No 2 (2022): Jurnal Ilmu Sosial Mamangan

Impact of Oil Palm Plantation on Economy and Environment in Bengkulu Province

Nia Herlina (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
Herpita Wahyuni (Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta)

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Publish Date
01 Dec 2022


Oil palm, viewed from the economic aspect, can build a financial center to support regional economic growth. This study aims to determine the impact of oil palm plantations on the economy and the environment in Bengkulu Province. This study uses descriptive qualitative research using sources from various previous studies. It is equipped with multiple literature or literature reviews that will answer the research results on the impact of oil palm plantations on the economy and the environment. The study results reveal that oil palm plantations in Bengkulu Province improve people's welfare, create jobs, and contribute to regional development in Bengkulu Province. Extensive oil palm plantations hurt the environment, which results in regular flooding due to forest encroachment and large-scale opening of plantations so that forests and land cover are damaged; this results in significant surface runoff of rainwater and rainwater infiltration. Small scale causes an imbalance due to considerable runoff triggering erosion and land degradation. Facing this problem by maintaining forest and spatial planning by continuing reforestation, especially in the upstream area to keep it stable and handling the waste system and urban systems must be integrated, flood-prone points can be overcome.

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Jurnal Ilmu Sosial Mamangan with registered number ISSN 2301-8496 (Print) and ISSN 2503-1570 (Online) is peer review journal published by Sociology Education Department of PGRI University West Sumatera The journal is to disseminating research and conceptual article in the field of social and ...