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Sigi district in Central Sulawesi prepares its readiness for its local coffee certification

2020 03 10 Local Coffee Varieties Sigi erus

For the purpose of a wider marketing, nationally or internationally, coffee needs to be certified. Prior to certification process, the coffee seed needs to be registered to the Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan). The certification process usually takes more than three years. Therefore, the government of Sigi district, supported by FORCLIME, conducted a workshop for relevant stakeholders. The event, organized by the Karsa Institute, was conducted on 10 March 2020 in Palu Central Sulawesi. The workshop aimed to identify challenges of certification and how to manage them so that the certification process could be accelerated. Around 39 people attended the event represented agencies under the government of Sigi district, as well as other institutions, such as local NGOs, village community groups.

During the workshop, participants discussed roles of relevant stakeholders to support the certification process, as follows:

  • The local agriculture technology research agency (Balai Pengkajian Teknologi Pertanian/BPTP) has role in local varieties development in Central Sulawesi,
  • The local government plays role in area development and its utilization after the seed released
  • The plantation and livestock service of Central Sulawesi supports the preparation for the release of local varieties,
  • GIZ will support the development of sustainable local coffee production in the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve.

The registration and release of local coffee varieties will have impact on local seed provision. A better local seed sources will also support the current local government programme, which allocates 25 hectares per village for coffee and cocoa development. The program has been implemented since 2019.

As a follow up of the workshop, participants agreed to complete the local variety characterization document, establish a task force to prepare and be responsible for the release of local coffee varieties in Sigi district as well as having a regular meeting.

For more information, please contact:
Erus Rusyadi, Junior technical adviser
Ismet Khaeruddin, Coordinator Central Sulawesi Province

Created: Thursday, 19 March 2020

FORCLIME supports the West Kalimantan REDD+ working group develops a concept note for funding from the Green Climate Fund

2020 03 07 WestKal REDD taskforce concept note for GCF jum

The West Kalimantan REDD+ working group (Pokja REDD+) leads a proposal development to get funding from the Green Climate Fun (GCF). A concept note has been submitted and get reviewed by the GCF. To improve the concept note, the Pokja REDD+ together with FORCLIME conducted a discussion with relevant parties, such as the Province Environment and Forestry Service, the Forestry Faculty of Tanjungpura University, and Bentang Kalimantan, a local NGO, on 7 March 2020 in Pontianak, West Kalimantan. The revised project concept note, titled To Strengthen the Provincial Mitigation Action to Support National Climate Change Target and a Jurisdictional Approach in REDD+, will be submitted to the National Designated Authority, the Fiscal Policy Agency, at the latest by 16 March 2020.

For more information, please contact:
Jumtani, Coordinator West Kalimantan province

Created: Saturday, 14 March 2020

The East Kalimantan government discuss on utilizing rehabilitation fund for the FMU’s activities

2020 03 05 DBH DR Kaltim dana kusuma

Aiming to achieve independent forest management unit (KPH Mandiri), the East Kalimantan Forestry Service conducted a focus group discussion on utilizing the rehabilitation fund (Dana Bagi Hasil Dana Reboisasi – DBH DR) on 5 – 7 March 2020 in Balikpapan. As regulated on the Law No. 12/2018 about the state budget 2019, forest management units now can obtain the rehabilitation fund to support their activities. Over 100 persons participated on the event. They represented the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, the East Kalimantan government agencies (Bappeda, Regional Financial and Asset Management - BPKAD); Forest Management Units in East Kalimantan; as well as the Forestry Services of West, North and Central Kalimantan.

The event divided into three days, on day one, involving all FMUs discussing the potential commodities and business activities in each FMU that can be supported by the rehabilitation fund. During the second day, the discussion involved the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Ministry of Finance as well as the Ministry of Home Affairs, which focused on how the forest management unit should accelerate the spending of DBH DR through establishing and operating the FMU’s business. On last day, each FMU shared its business plan that will be submitted to get support from the DBH DR fund. Additionally, they agreed on timeline for developing business plan in each FMU.

During the session, the Head of Forestry Service of East Kalimantan Province shared the discussion session to the chat group, which the Minister for Environment and Forestry is one of the members. The Minister, Siti Nurbaya, replied: “It is a good programme, other regions should also have initiatives such as East Kalimantan province”.

Following up the workshop, the FMUs will prepare a proposal of business and activities to get funding support from the rehabilitation fund (DBH-DR).

For more information, please contact:
Arif Data Kusuma, Coordinator East Kalimantan Province

Created: Friday, 13 March 2020

in cooperation with ministry of forestry and environmentCooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of GermanyImplemented-by-giz