Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

Acceleration of FMU development in East and North Kalimantan

percepatan KPH di Kaltim dan Kaltara

In collaboration with the Faculty of Forestry from Mulawarman University, FORCLIME organized a workshop on "Accelerating Forest Management Unit (FMU) Development in East and North Kalimantan".  The purpose of this workshop was to discuss the progress and challenges related to FMU development in the two provinces and, in addition, to prepare the necessary strategic measures.

Participants of the workshop were representatives from the Model FMUs supported by FORCLIME and from other FMUs in North and East Kalimantan, as well as staff from the Ministry of Forestry, the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), the Ministry of Interior, the National Secretariat of FMU, from donor agencies and other relevant government bodies.

The outcome of the workshop was an agreement on 19 strategic measures that are expected to drive the FMU development in East and North Kalimantan, including the enhancement of the roles of universities and particularly forestry faculties in providing professional experts for FMU establishment. This workshop was also seen as an opportunity to discuss the role of RAKI (Rumah Akademisi Kehutanan Indonesia – pool of Indonesian forestry academicians) – a group of experts that are expected to be the "think-tank" for future FMU development in Indonesia.

For more information about the workshop, please contact:
Tunggul Butarbutar, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Management Unit (FMU) Development

Berau Baseline Study of Green Economy Investments in 2012

On February 20th 2014, FORCLIME in collaboration with the Forestry Service in Berau organized a focus group discussion (FGD) with various district stakeholders to present the preliminary outcomes of a study on “investments into Green Economy in Berau in 2012”.

This FGD is a follow up meeting after the first FGD in January, which served as an introduction to Green Economy and to inform about the purpose of the survey. In the meantime, data has been collected from relevant district agencies as well as from (local and international) NGOs and private sector stakeholders.

The expected results of the FGD are:  
•    A shared understanding of the Green Economy concept, taking into account local interpretations and understandings;
•    A presentation of data collected so far;
•    A discussion about follow up action, aiming at the internalization of this baseline of Green Economy into the district planning, and the formulation of priorities of development towards a district-based Green Economy.

For further information, please contact:
Heinz Terhorst, Strategic Area Manager for integration conservation and development (Green Economy)

Value Chain Training in Berau

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)


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