• Varian Triantomo Master of Science in Information Technology for Natural Resources Management, Graduate School, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor 16680
  • Widiatmaka Widiatmaka Department of Soil Science and Land Resources, Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor 16680
  • Asnath Maria Fuah Department of Animal Production and Technology, Faculty of Animal Science, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor 16680
Keywords: analytical hierarchy process, bee forage, beekeeping, geographic information system, landuse planning


Beekeeping is one of the alternative businesses that can be developed without converting the existing land use. Deveoping the business of beekeeping should consider the biophysically suitable area for bees themselves and also for the bee forage availability. The objective of this study was to provide the direction of development area for beekeeping. The methods used consist ofa combination of remote sensing, geographic information system, and analytical hierarchy process. The recommended area for beekeeping in Sukabumi regency consists of two areas: forest and dry land agriculture area. The protected area has two priorities: The first priority area for beekeeping is 3,335.52 ha (6.4%), while second priority is 48,415.22 ha (93.6%) that covered 14 sub-districts. The cultivation area has three priorities: First priority area is 1,163.92 ha, second priorityarea is 6,044.98 ha, and third priority area is 2,651.21 ha that covered 9 sub-districts. Based on result of analysis with the existing beekeeping in Sukabumi regency, local government of Sukabumi regency or local farmer could develop program for beekeeping in such as sub district: Cibadak, Cicurug, Cidahu, Ciemas, Cikidang, Ciracap, Cisolok, Kabandungan, Kadudampit, Kalapanunggal, Nagrak, Pelabuhan Ratu, Sukabumi, Sukaraja, Jampang Kulon, Pabuaran, Sagaranten, Surade, and Tegalbuleud.


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How to Cite
Triantomo, V., Widiatmaka, W. and Fuah, A. M. (2016) “LAND USE PLANNING FOR BEEKEEPING USING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM IN SUKABUMI REGENCY, WEST JAVA”, Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, 6(2), p. 168. doi: 10.29244/jpsl.6.2.168.