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Tropenbos Indonesia continues the efforts to prevent forest and land fires on peatlands in Ketapang District, West Kalimantan. In collaboration with UPT KPH Ketapang Selatan (Forest Management Unit of South Ketapang Region), Tropenbos Indonesia organised a training on ‘Peatland Monitoring System’, on Monday to Wednesday, 27-29 November 2023. The training aims to improve the understanding on the importance of a multi-stakeholder-based peatland monitoring system as well as to capacitate the participants on the hands-on of implementing peatland monitoring system. The training consist of theory and classroom sessions, held in Borneo Ketapang Hotel, and field practice, conducted in Sungai Besar Village Forest.
In collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands, Tropenbos Indonesia (TI) and Tropenbos International (TBI) organized a workshop entitled “Scaling Agroforestry in Indonesia” in Jakarta, on 23rd November 2023. The workshop was organized in hybrid mode with more than 100 participants attending offline and online. They come from various backgrounds such as from the government agencies, NGOs/CSOs, private sector, and university and research organizations. Giving the opening speech was Joost van Uum, the Agriculture Counsellor of the Embassy of the Netherlands, Edi Purwanto, the Director of Tropenbos Indonesia and Joost van Montfort, the Director of Tropenbos International, while the keynote speech was given by the Director General of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership (PSKL) Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia, Bambang Supriyanto.
In Kenanga Village, Simpang Hulu Sub-District, Ketapang District, West Kalimantan, almost 13,000 ha of the village area is under the status of cultivation rights (HGU). The village people actually have no ownership over its forest, land, and residential areas. Whereas in fact, they have lived and settled in this area since their ancestors’ era, managing tembawang and guarding forest using local wisdom, and closely maintaining inherited traditional customs that have been passed down from generation to generation. Almost the entire Kenanga community, including women, still rely on forest and tembawang as sources of livelihoods and take daily necessities such as medicine, woods (bajaka, pasak bumi, sarang semut, etc.), jengkol, fruits, including materials for ritual tradition.
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