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HCVA Training for District Plantation Agencies in West Kalimantan Province: Towards Regulatory Framework Formulation for HCVA Monitoring

High Conservation Value Area (HCVA) principles and approach have widely socialized since 2010 through capacity building, embedment in certification standards, and recently through policy instruments. However, according to Hairil Anwar, Natural Resource and Ecosystem Protection Division Head of the Provincial Environment and Forestry Agency, “It is recorded that approximately only 10% of oil palm companies in West Kalimantan that regularly submitted their HCV area management reports to the Environment and Forestry Agency of West Kalimantan province.”. This phenomenon seems to be caused by several factors such as the lack of capacity of Environment and Forestry Agencies to monitor and assert the policy, low initiative of oil palm management units to submit HCV reports to district and province level governments, and the absence of data sharing from national (ISPO & RSPO) down to province and district level governments to initiate HCVA monitoring at site level.

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Rural women driving change in Indonesia

The new planting season is bringing new opportunities for indigenous Dayak women in Ketapang, West Kalimantan. Alpina Rupina and friends from Simpang Dua have started to use sustainable farming practices that they learned from farmer field schools, are protecting the forest, and are now developing business ideas so they can become economically independent.

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Milestones and Progress in Multistakeholder Processes for Fire Prevention Strategies in Ketapang District

Milestones and progress on the efforts to address recurrent fires in Pawan-Kepulu-Pesaguan landscape, Ketapang District, were identified and discussed by Ketapang Multistakeholder Forum in September 2022. The Forum agreed on the initiatives to develop a masterplan to lay the foundation on fire prevention strategies and action plans.

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