Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction of Sago Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mochamad Hasjim Bintoro, Muhammad Iqbal Nurulhaq, Agief Julio Pratama, Fendri Ahmad, Liska Ayulia
      Pages 17-29 Open Access
    3. Yukio Toyoda
      Pages 31-42 Open Access
  3. Diversity of Sago Resource in Asia and Pacific

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Barahima Abbas
      Pages 61-71 Open Access
  4. Sago Industry Contributes for Food Security and Rural Development in Core Producing Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. F. S. Jong
      Pages 75-89 Open Access
    3. Roland Yong Chiew Ming, Yusup Sobeng, Fariza Zaini, Noraini Busri
      Pages 91-108 Open Access
    4. Aisak G. Pue, Mary T. Fletcher, Barry Blaney, Andrew R. Greenhill, Jeffery M. Warner, Atagazli Latifa et al.
      Pages 123-137 Open Access
  5. Agricultural Botany of Sago Palm

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Yoshinori Yamamoto
      Pages 157-167 Open Access
    3. Satoshi Nakamura
      Pages 169-179 Open Access
  6. Growth Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Masanori Okazaki, Yuka Sasaki
      Pages 193-206 Open Access

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This book addresses a wide variety of events and technologies concerning the sago palm, ranging from its botanical characteristics, culture and use to social conditions in the places where it is grown, in order to provide a record of research findings and to benefit society. It discusses various subjects, including the sago palm and related species; differentiation of species of starch-producing palm; habitat, morphological, physiological and growth characteristics; culture and management; productivity of carbon dioxide; starch extraction and manufacture; characteristics and utilization of starch; and cultural anthropological and folkloristic aspects.

Problems such as food shortages due to increasing populations, global warming and climate change, and decreasing reserves of oil and other underground resources, have become more pressing in recent years. In the context of these problems, the book examines the role of the sago palm in sustainable food production, in the manufacture of other foodstuffs, as a raw material for ethanol and in the manufacture of biodegradable plastics. In addition to academics, this book will be useful to researchers and government officials working for international agencies, national governments, municipalities, and other research organizations; technicians, researchers, managers, entrepreneurs, and others working in industries such as agriculture, plant production, food production, manufacturing, chemical engineering, energy production, and distribution.


Under-utilized food resource Metroxylon sagu Starch production Sago palm forest Sago sugar Open access

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiroshi Ehara
    • 1
  • Yukio Toyoda
    • 2
  • Dennis V. Johnson
    • 3
  1. 1.Applied Social System Institute of Asia, International Cooperation Center for Agricultural EducationNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.College of TourismRikkyo UniversityNiizaJapan
  3. 3.CincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-5268-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-5269-9
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