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“To reduce peatland fires in Indonesia needs collaborative efforts… but this is really complicated”

Fires occur every year in Indonesia, during the logging of peat swamp forest, and for clearing land to be developed into industrial plantations, and to a smaller extent in non-peatland areas as part of the traditional practice of shifting cultivation. Here, Atiek Widayati of Tropenbos Indonesia, coordinator of the Indonesian wildfire component of the Working Landscapes programme tells what is being done, and the next steps needed to reduce the risk of wildfires in Indonesia.

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Promoting climate resilience businesses in Indonesia

In February 2022, a major step was taken in Ketapang District, West Kalimantan Province, that allowed local climate-friendly and community-based enterprises to show handicraft, organic fertilizer, fruits, vegetables, and mushrooms that they produce to the policy maker, investors, and wider customers at the district level– and importantly, to share what they need to expand their businesses.

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Support the achievement of a productive and sustainable landscape through governance programs that include strategies to improve food security, responsible use of forest and land, and mitigation and adaption to climate change