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Abraham Manggas: Rescuing sugar palms

  • Markus Makur

    The Jakarta Post

Ruteng, East Nusa Tenggara | Tue, August 14 2012 | 05:30 am

PREMIUM The threat of the disappearance of sugar palms in West Manggarai regency in Flores, as a result of unending exploitation without rejuvenation, prompted Abraham Manggas, 47, to cultivate sugar palm seedlings and replant the crop.

So far this year, he has replanted 3,500 sugar palm trees, locally known as raping, which are economically significant to the West Manggarai community.