Agroforestry training to enhance productivity of community’s cocoa in Malinau, North Kalimantan
FORCLIME facilitated agroforestry training for cocoa farmers in Malinau, North Kalimantan on 19-20 August 2019. The event was conducted at two places, namely in Setulang village and in Pulau Sapi village. The training aims to increase cocoa productivity in Malinau. Beside farmers from Setulang and Pulau Sapi villages, the training was also attended by representatives from the North Kalimantan Forestry Service, the Sajau Village Forest Management Board, Forest Management Unit (KPH) Bulungan, local NGOs (Pionir Bulungan, the Malinau agroforestry extension association-IPAMA), the Malinau Agricultural Service, the Malinau vocational school (SPP Malinau) and KPH Unit X Malinau.
In addition to theory, participants also carried out field practices, such as how to do pruning, thinning, stratification, handling pest and diseases and cocoa side grafting. During the field practices, participants learned techniques on planting rice without burning when opening the land. Moreover, they learned how to manage fruit and cocoa trees using the agroforestry approach.
The training evaluation showed that participants are fulfilled and gained knowledge needed for increasing their cocoa productivity, additionally, they expect to have further trainings to enhance their knowledge in managing cocoa farms and organizations related to cocoa production. After the training, participants will share their gained knowledge with other farmers at the respective villages.
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Created: Monday, 26 August 2019
Mohammad Sidiq, Coordinator North Kalimantan Province
Helmi Yohanes Setiabudi, intern student from the Papua University
Supporting the Kapuas Hulu government on Biosphere Reserve Management for Sustainable Development
The Government of Kapuas Hulu District supported by FORCLIME conducted a workshop on Biosphere Reserve Management for Sustainable Development on 20-22 August 2019 in Bogor. The workshop was attended by 70 participants from Kapuas Hulu District Government, LIPI, Civil Societies, farmer groups from Kapuas Hulu, private sector, Ministry of Environment and Forestry including the national parks Betung Kerihun Danau Sentarum and Gede Pangrango, as well as Bappenas.
The workshop aimed at learning best practices from the management of an established biosphere reserve in Indonesia and at global level. Following a two-day discussion, the parties participating in the workshop agreed to implement natural resource management in the Biosphere Reserve to achieve sustainable development in the Kapuas Hulu Regency. The implementation must be in a sustainable way, based on science and by upholding local wisdom and the sustainability of the landscape.
The parties are committed to take action, including: Building a multi-stakeholder platform; collaborating with broader stakeholders in order to develop a road map; to work with communities, institutions and government, both at the central and regional levels; to ensure the products and environmental services from the Betung Kerihun Danau Sentarum Kapuas Hulu (BKDSKH) Biosphere Reserve can be traced back to their source and to ensure that the products are deforestation-free. Additionally the event focused on the sustainability of natural forests, conserving high carbon stocks and respecting conservation values as well as community rights and livelihoods, whileworking with governments, donors, markets, financial institutions and NGOs, next to creating appropriate funding mechanisms.
The workshop was finalized by visiting Kampung Sarongge, Cianjur district, West Java, which is the buffer zone of the Cibodas Biosphere Reserve. Some social economic activities supervised by the Gede Pangrango National Park were demonstrated.
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Created: Friday, 23 August 2019
Wandojo Siswanto, Strategic Area Manager, Forest Policy
Mohamad Rayan, Cross Cutting Issues Advisor
KPH Berau Barat socializes the forestry partnership of Tembalang Waterfall, Tepian Buah Village, East Kalimantan
The Berau Barat Forest Management Unit (KPH Berau Barat) conducted a meeting to socialize the Tembalang waterfall forestry partnership, after the Forestry Partnership Recognition and Protection was published, on August 19, 2019 in Tepian Buah Village, Berau District, East Kalimantan. The event was attended by representatives of the government of Tepian Buah Village, Segah District government, community leaders of Tepian Buah Village, the ecotourism management committee (Kelompok Sadar Wisata Allo Malau), the forest concession company (PT. Inhutani I Labanan Unit II) and FORCLIME. During the meeting, the KPH Berau Barat explained the substances of the decree of the Minister for Environment and Forestry No. SK. 8868/MENLHK-PSKL/PKPS/PSL.0/12/2018 concerning recognition and protection (KULIN) of the Forestry Partnership between the Kelompok Sadar Wisata Allo Malau and the forest concession company. In addition, the KPH Berau Barat also conveyed the details of the agreement stated in the Forest Partnership Cooperation document.
During the event, the participants also identified activities related to managing the Tembalang Waterfall, such as: demarcation of boundaries, assessment of the eco-tourism potential of the area, site design, capacity building activities and business development.
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Created: Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Suprianto, Technical Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management, Coordinator Berau district
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic area manager, KPH development
Sammaria Karma, intern student, Cendrawasih University