From 17th to 21st of February 2014, FORCLIME with the support of PT Damar Jabis is conducting a training on “value chains and rapid market assessment” for the commodities rattan, agarwood, rubber and cacao in Berau district. Participants in the training are 25 representatives from various stakeholder groups such as producers, Forest Management Unit (FMU) personnel, NGOs, district government authorities, farmers and traders.
The expected results from the training are:
- 25 local partners (farmers, traders, FMU, NGOs and relevant district government institutions) as well as FORCLIME district staff have been trained in value chain and rapid market assessment.
- Training participants successfully conducted a field assignment on value chains and rapid market assessment.
- Secondary and primary data collection regarding production volume and quality, technology of production and post-harvest processes, location, number of beneficiaries, production and market chains, as well as government support for selected NTFPs and agricultural commodities are identified.
- Value chain maps and rapid market assessments of selected NTFPs and agricultural commodities in Berau district are elaborated.
- Priority NTFPs and agricultural products for Berau district are selected.
- A set of recommendations is developed which addresses the following topics: Improvement of volume, quality standards, sustainability and profitability of priority NTFPs and agricultural commodity production, improved technology, production and marketing strategies, institutional and government policy presented to district authorities.
For further information, please contact:
Heinz Terhorst, Strategic Area Manager for integration conservation and development (Green Economy)
The Director General of Social Forestry, Haryadi Himawan, representing the Indonesian Minister of Forestry, handed over the Minister of Forestry Decree on the establishment of Village Forest (Hutan Desa) working areas in Kapuas Hulu during an official visit on 22 January. Eight villages received the Hutan Desa permit signed by the Minister of Forestry, namely Nanga Betung, Sri Wangi, Nanga Jemah, Tanjung, Ujung Said, Penepian Raya, Nanga Lauk, Menua Sadap. Based on this decree on Hutan Desa establishment, local communities now have the legal basis to manage their forests.
Among the villages receiving the license to manage their forests are two villages – Nanga Lauk and Manua Sadap – that are supported by FORCLIME together with the local non-governmental organization KABAN. FORCLIME and KABAN have been assisting these two villages already since the preparation stage for their Hutan Desa proposal; which included the mapping of proposed forest working areas to be managed by the communities through the Hutan Desa scheme.
For further information on FORCLIME’s activities related to community-based forest management, please contact:
Ali Mustofa, Thematic Coordinator for Community Empowerment
FORCLIME presented its activities at the annual “Danau Sentarum – Betung Kerihun Festival” which took place in Lanjak and Danau Sentarum National Park on 12 - 15 December 2013. The event was opened by the Governor of West Kalimantan and witnessed by the Deputy of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, as well as the Bupati and other high-level government officials of Kapuas Hulu District.
The FORCLIME booth was collaboratively presented by FORCLIME technical and financial cooperation (GIZ and KfW), as well as the District Forest Service of Kapuas Hulu. During the exhibition, information about the FORCLIME’s implementation activities was provided to the visitors and different stakeholders in Kapuas Hulu and its surroundings.
Kapuas Hulu is one of FORCLIME’s pilot districts where implementation activities take place. The district has two national parks, Danau Sentarum (132,000 ha) and Betung Kerihun (800,000 ha). As protected areas, these national parks have major functions for biodiversity conservation and the protection of life support systems. Since 2011, the district government of Kapuas Hulu (through the District Tourism Service Disbudpar) and national park authorities have been collaborating to conduct together the annual tourism festival “Danau Sentarum – Betung Krihun Festival” which aims to highlight the importance of these two conservation areas.
For more information about FORCLIME implementation activities in Kapuas Hulu, please contact:
Ismet Khaerudin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity and Management of Protected Areas
Franz-Fabian Bellot, Development Adviser for GIS