Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Minyak Akar Wangi (Vetiver Root Oil/Andropogon Zizanioides)

Oil vetiver (Vetiver Root Oil / Andropogon zizanioides), is one of the regions typical commodity Garut relatively new, as well as green tea and tobacco which are part of the plantation sub-sector. Vetiver oil has a bright prospect to be developed because it has a comparative advantage is still open, competitive and market share, both domestic and overseas markets.

Vetiver cultivation in Garut Regent's decision was based on the Main Page Number: 520/SK.196-HUK/96 dated August 6, 1996, which sets them vetiver plantation area and its development by the area of ​​2400 hectares and are scattered in four districts, the districts Samarang area of ​​750 ha, covering an area of ​​210 ha Bayongbong District, covering an area of ​​240 ha Cilawu District, and District area of ​​750 ha Leles. Of the development area, the area under cultivation in each year at an average of 12 400 ha with vetiver oil producing an average of 54 tons. Recorded in the year 2400 ha of plantation land size, vetiver oil producing as much as 72 tons.
Vetiver development activities involving 4027 members of the community (family head) consisting of 1964 men and 2063 as the owner of the farmers / cultivators. They were joined in the 28 farmer groups that spread in the District Samarang and Pasirwangi 18 Farmers Group, Leles 5 Farmers Group, Farmers Group and Cilawu 4 Bayongbong 1 Farmers Group. The number of processors or refiners as much as 33 units scattered in the District Samarang and Pasirwangi 21 units, Leles 9 unit, and Cilawu Bayongbong 1 unit 2 unit.
As one of the basic material for the manufacture of perfumes and other cosmetics, vetiver oil marketing until recently had no major obstacles. Garut vetiver oil production capacity in accordance with its all absorbed by the market at reasonable prices (the price in accordance with prevailing rates), However, the actual price can still be optimized again, if the quality is optimized.
To date in accordance with existing data, which absorbs the overseas market Garut vetiver oil products are entrepreneurs from Asia, Europe and America in particular countries such as Singapore, India, Japan, Hong Kong, England, Holland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland , and the United States. Export opportunities for the marketing of vetiver oil that is still quite open, especially exports to South Asia and East Asia, Eastern Europe and South America. Especially when you consider that the number of the manufacturer or a competitor countries in the international market is still very limited.
Currently the only country that mengbangkan Borbon Tahitti and the same type of commodity. Vetiver oil production from Garut including nominative world, but production is still very limited in both technology and capital. In the last year the sales value of vetiver oil exports amounted to 23 520 kg valued at U.S. $ 1,516,208.00. Although the volume of exports has increased from an originally worth 1,175,920.00, but the production capacity of exports declined from the previous year to reach 29 100 kg.Some of the problems arising in connection with the development of vetiver oil commodities, among others:

A. Commodity trade system path vetiver is still too long, especially if associated with the presence of the broker (broker);
2. Lack of cooperation among fellow owner / manager of refining, the limitations of the owners of capital, and access to capital;
3. Adequate mastery of technology limitations, so that the resulting quality of vetiver oil is still relatively low.Source: District Government Main Page


Activities and efforts in Garut batik is a heritage that goes from generation to generation and has developed long before the time of independence. In 1945 the popular Main Page Batik Batik as Garutan and experiencing the boom between 1967 sd 1985. In subsequent developments Garutan Batik production has decreased.
This is due to the rapid printing batik / batik cap, lack of interest the next generation in batik business, unavailability of materials and capital, and poor marketing strategies.

Batik fabric is commonly used for scraping Sinjang, but also serves to meet the needs of clothing and more. Garut batik motif forms a reflection of social and cultural life, philosophy of life, and customs of the Sundanese. Garut batik some embodiments can be described visually through the motif and color.

Based on the rationale behind the creation of Garut batik, the motifs are presented as geometric shape characteristic variety of dressing. Other forms of Garut batik motifs are flora and fauna. Generally leads to a geometric form diagonal lines and shapes kawung or rhombus. Didomiansi by a beige color combined with other bright colors which is a typical characteristic of batik scraping.
source: garutkab


Water is called the waterfall Newbie tejun because, according to local stories in 1968 there was a young woman who put her child from the top of the waterfall, so the waterfall is called the waterfall Newbie. When viewed from this waterfall forms have two waterfall, which symbolizes the presence of a great mother and a small baby symbolizes the baby.Curug infant with height? 45 M has become Objects And Fascination (hereinafter disngkat ODTW) since 21 April 1996. Newbie waterfall is a kind of natural ODTW located in the village Cikandang Cikajang Garut district of West Java Province. Newbie waterfall itself is managed by PT. Plantation owned by PT Nusantara. Papandayan plantations. Operating time of this Newbie ODTW waterfall starts from 9:00 to 16:30 o'clock. This ODTW administrative boundaries as follows:

North: Mount Papandayan
South: Mount Geder
West: Village Cikandang
East: District Pamulihan

Distance from the capital district region Cikajang? 5 km, while the Main Page of the Capital District? 31 Km. Newbie waterfall itself is at an altitude of 250 M above sea level with the general configuration of the land because it is situated at the foot of hills and slopes Papandayan sloping land and steep rate stability and absorption in kawsan soil is good and low levels of abrasion. This type of soil material that is in the form of a rocky clay and gravel. Newbie waterfall has crystal clear water, the smell of normal water and cold temperatures. There is a season during which the influence of dry season water discharges less. Dominant flora around the waterfall Newbie is a pine tree, papaya and other wild plants. While the fauna found in the region, namely monkeys and snakes. Visabilitas quality and environment in the region is relatively good, although there is little pencamaran trash and vandalism in the rocks caused by visitors. 

 There is also a signpost and a bit of advertising signs. Source of electrical power in the region comes from PLN to 220 volts. Sources of fresh water from the waterfall itself that debits are not limited and the quality of crystal clear water, fresh taste and smell normal. Sewage system in Curug Newbie is through septic tanks and irrigation systems in good condition. While the communications system in this region is a walkie talkie with the number 6 pieces in a sufficient condition.Within this region there are several food stalls and souvenir, which menjualtangan and household appliances. There is a parking lot with an area of ​​500 m2 with a capacity of 10 buses, 20 cars and 50 motorcycles. There is also an entrance in pretty good shape.  

In the region there are also two pieces of toilet that also functions as a dressing room and a place to rinse the poor condition of the building. In the region there is also a waterfall Newbie shelter.di this area there is also a gatehouse security facility that also serves as a heading the ticket. Road access is available this region is along the 700 m highway with road width 3-5 m, m sepanjang200 village roads, and trails the length of the ladder? 200 m. Tourists visiting the waterfall Newbie comes from Garut, Bandung, Bogor and Jakarta


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