Increasing capacities for forest farmer groups in Kampung Batu Rajang, East Kalimantan
With the intention of increasing the capacity of forest farmer groups in agroforestry practices in Kampung Batu Rajang, Berau, East Kalimantan, FORCLIME conducted a training on August 22-23, 2019. During the two-day training, participants gained more knowledge about farming applying environmentally friendly management without the use of chemicals or pesticides. Training practices are carried out in farmers' fields, including practices on how to maintain and manage pepper, cocoa and rubber plants.
After this training, there will be training related to the organization of farmer groups, such as the preparation of the statutes and by-laws and administrative management.
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Created: Friday, 30 August 2019
Suprianto, Technical Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management, Berau Regency Coordinator
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic Manager, FMU Development
Enhancing mapping capacity for officials in Kapuas Hulu Regency, West Kalimantan
The Kapuas Hulu District Government in collaboration with FORCLIME conducted a training on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for local planning officials and members of the Kapuas Hulu Geoportal on 7-10 August 2019 in Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan. The purpose of this training is to increase the knowledge and capacity of BAPPEDA technical staff and members of the Kapuas Hulu Geoportal regarding the use of GIS within the one map policy process in Kapuas Hulu District. The training participants, 30 people, were representatives from the BAPPEDA, the Spatial Planning Office, the Agriculture and Food Service, the Resettlement and Environmental Service, the Community and Village Empowerment Service, the Land Affairs Division, the Regional Finance Agency, the Bina Marga Office, the District Tourism Service and the Regional Disasters Management Agency.
In his remarks, the Head of BAPPEDA of Kapuas Hulu Regency, M. Nasir, stated that the participants were expected to be able to assist the relevant agencies to map administrative boundaries for villages in Kapuas Hulu.
After the training, the trained officials may request assistance from FORCLIME during spatial data processing.
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Created: Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Klothilde Sikun, Coordinator Kapuas Hulu district and Adviser for GIS in Kapuas Hulu
Gayus Josep L Yumame, intern student from Cenderawasih University
Fidel G Lopulalan, intern student from Cenderawasih University
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