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Establishment of management forum for Betung Kerihun Danau Sentarum Kapuas Hulu Biosphere Reserve, West Kalimantan

2020 01 20 forum BKDSKH biosphere reserve

Supported by GIZ, the Biosphere Reserve Management Coordination Forum was officially established through the Kapuas Hulu Regency and Betung Kerihun Danau Sentarum National Park on 20 January 2020 in Putussibau, West Kalimantan. The event followed up on the issuance of the Regent’s decree No. 39/EKBANG/2020 concerning the Establishment of a Biosphere Reserve Management Coordination Forum for the period of 2020-2025. Next to government officials, the event was attended by representatives from local communities, civil society organisations and the private sector. In his remarks, the Regent of Kapuas Hulu, Mr. AM Nasir, invited all parties to engage in the cooperation and work together towards sustainable development in Kapuas Hulu.

Betung Kerihun Danau Sentarum Kapuas Hulu was approved as a biosphere reserve in the 30th Session of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme UNESCO on 23 to 28 July in Palembang, South Sumatra.

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

Created: Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Marketing non-timber forest products from Forest Management Unit (KPH) via Shopee

2020 01 20 Shopee Workshop

In May 2019, the Directorate of Ecosystem Services and Non-Timber Forest Products of the Indonesian Ministry for the Environment and Forestry (MoEF) and PT Shopee International Indonesia have signed an MoU aiming to collaboratively promote the trading of NTFP derived in Indonesia’s production forests through Shopee’s online market. Based on this a workshop was conducted in Makassar on 22-24 January 2020 in order to explore the potential as well as associated challenges that need to be resolved for successfully implementing the MoU. Next to staff from GIZ and MoEF, representatives from the Provincial Industry Service (Dinas Perindustrian) and Balai Besar Pengawas Obat dan Makanan (Center for Food and Drug Control) in Makassar, as well as outreach staff from Shopee attended the workshop. The officials of 28 Forest Management Units (KPH) from Sumatra, Kalimantan, Java, Sumbawa, Sulawesi and Papua listened to the presentations and actively discussed their experiences during the workshop.

The main discussion points were the development of regulations and organizational arrangements to facilitate the KPHs engagement in online marketing as well as the most effective strategies for successful sales on the Shopee-Platform.

Further, Directorate of Ecosystem Services and Non-Timber Forest Products made use of the occasion to disseminate a newly established regulation and system for reporting of business activities related to NTFP in the KPHs.

For more information, please contact:
Dominik Schwab, EZ-Trainee
Mohamad Rayan, Adviser for Crosscutting Issues and Conflict Management

Created: Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Farmers of Kampung Batu Rajang visit a rubber factory and a center of herbal medicine in Samarinda, East Kalimantan

2020 01 20 kampung batu rajang study tour supri

Aiming to increase the capacity of farmers in Kampung Batu Rajang, Berau Regency, FORCLIME facilitated a study visit to a rubber factory, PT. Multi Kusuma Cemerlang, and the honey processing center, Abihira Herba Center, in Samarinda, East Kalimantan on 20 – 21 January 2020. The eleven participants included farmers and representatives from the Environmental and Forestry Education and Training Center of Samarinda.

During the visit to the rubber factory, participants gained knowledge related to the rubber market chains, post-harvest processing (tapping) and rubber quality requirements needed by the factory. In addition, the study tour offers an opportunity for networking between farmers and buyers.

While visiting the production and processing of honey from the stingless wild bees (kelulut), participants also examined the production of traditional herbal medicines, as well as observing market potentials and preparing a business network for kelulut honey and medicines from the forest (non-timber forest products).

For further information, please contact:
Suprianto, Technical adviser, sustainable forest management, Coordinator Berau district
Arif Data Kusuma, Coordinator East Kalimantan province
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic area management, forest management unit (KPH)

Created: Monday, 27 January 2020

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