Intending to accomplish a better village forest management, the community of Menua Sadap village, West Kalimantan, established the Social Forestry* Business Group (KUPS). The initiation of KUPS was held on 30 July in Karangan Bunut, Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan. KUPS is formed so that management and business decisions can be taken on micro-level and the maximum potential of forest resources is being used., additionally, conducting evaluation processes will be easier. Six business groups were developed for the Menua Sadap Village Forest , focusing on honey production, agroforestry products, ecotourism, production of waiving fabrics using natural dyes, rattan products and fisheries. These business groups will implement activities described on the Village Forest Management Plan.
The establishment of these business groups is supported by FORCLIME, which will then provide support by offering thematic trainings.
For more information, please contact:
Petrus Derani, Technical Advisor for Community Based Forest Management (CBFM)
*Social Forestry (Perhutanan Sosial) constitutes forest management system where the local community actively participate to improve their welfare as well as protect forest which supports their life. Through the social forestry programme, the community will be involved in forest management processes: planning, utilizing and marketing. The community has rights to manage the forest area with certain requirements.