The District of Kapuas Hulu is one of the centers of wild honey production in West Kalimantan Province. With the aim to enhance the capacity of this wild honey center, the local government of Kapuas Hulu District in collaboration with its partners (Tropical Forest Conservation Act Programme in Kalimantan, Association of Danau Sentarum Periau, KABAN community group, Riak Bumi Foundation, WWF Kapuas Hulu, PRCF Indonesia, FFI Kapuas Hulu, Jaringan Madu Hutan Indonesian, and GIZ FORCLIME) organized a training on quality assurance for organic products (Penjaminan Mutu Oganis - PAMOR) in February 2015. PAMOR is a quality assurance system for community-based organic products that was initiated by the Indonesian Organic Producer Alliance (Aliansi Organis Indonesia - AOI) as one participatory guarantee system for quality assurance of goods produced by small-scale producers. Quality assurance for wild honey from Kapuas Hulu is crucial for meeting the requirements of a competitive market and avoiding product forgery.
The training is part of the institutional strengthening programme for the Kapuas Hulu wild honey center. During the training one of FORCLIME’s senior advisers, Ismet Khaeruddin, guided the training as the lead facilitator.
Following the training that was attended by 103 representatives from wild honey producing villages, government and non-governmental organizations in Kapuas Hulu, a PAMOR institution was established in Kapuas Hulu.