The Province Forestry Services of North Kalimantan and West Kalimantan together with FORCLIME conducted a training for representatives of Forest Management Units (KPH), Social Forestry Business Groups (KUPS) from West Kalimantan and North Kalimantan, as well as representatives from the Environmental and Forestry Education and Training Center (Bogor, Makassar and Samarinda). The training, held on 5-8 August 2019 in Bogor, aims to increase the participants' knowledge in initiating business development. The activity is part of a training series related to entrepreneurship that was initiated last year, in the beginning of 2019 (trainings of Basic Entrepreneurship and Technical Guidance for the Preparation of Business Plans). During the training, participants learned about the following: Financial technology; Organization/institution; Product development; Creating a market; Digital marketing.
As part of the training, participants visited Café Malabar, which develops forest conservation activities by implementing coffee agroforestry in Pangalengan, West Java. During the discussion, participants learned how Café Malabar keeps the forest trees, and even enriches forest plants when needed. The participants very much appreciated the new input from this training, because some of them have planned to develop coffee agroforestry in their respective regions.
For more information, please contact:
Mohammad Sidiq, Coordinator North Kalimantan Province
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager, Human Capacity Development
Chichy Arofah Waita, intern from Papua University