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SAMARAHAN DIVISIONAL AGRICULTURE OFFICE SAMARAHAN DIVISIONAL AGRICULTURE OFFICE

INTRODUCTION

Samarahan Divisional Agriculture Office has been established since July 1st, 1986. Samarahan was officially declared as a division on January 1st, 1987.

Samarahan Divisional Agriculture consists of four districts; Kota Samarahan, Serian, Simunjan and Asajaya Districts.

Samarahan is the main agriculture area in Sarawak. It is the most important area for the production of agriculture commodities such as coconut, sweet oranges, cocoa, pepper and production of livestock products. Samarahan is presently also a preferred tiger-prawn rearing zone among aquaculture entrepreneurs.

Samarahan District:

Samarahan District has a total land area of 407.08 km square. Area and soil suitability are as below:

Soil Suitability
Area (Ha)
Remark
Class 2
504
 
Class 3
12,669
 
Class 4
14,056
 
Class 5
6,429
 
Class 04
5,862
 
Others
437
For housing
TOTAL
59,370
 

No. of population and farming community at Samarahan District:

Population
No of Village
Total of Farming Community
23,757
43
2,969

 

Asajaya District :

Asajaya has a total land area of 23,796 ha and the population as below:

Ethnic
Population
Melayu/ Jawa/ Bugis
24,229
Cina
2,661
Iban
2,280
TOTAL
29,170

The main industries of the district are coconut, oil palm, tiger prawn and fruits production.

 

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