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The government of Ketapang District launched a Masterplan for Fire Prevention in a ceremony held in the District Office Hall on 9 March 2023. The masterplan was developed for two peatland hydrological units in the southern part of the district, called Pawan-Kepulu-Pesaguan. This area became the focus of the masterplan due to the big fires in 2015 and 2019. The Deputy of the District Regent, Farhan, stated that the masterplan is a direction and planning for the implementation of fire prevention in the landscape so that all related efforts can be done effectively. “It’s a guidance that needs to be implemented collaboratively with all relevant stakeholders and not just to be left as an idle document without follow-up actions,” he said. He reminded the sub-district head, who was present at the launching, to not only put the document on the shelves, but to conduct follow-up implementation in the respective areas.
After the success of the first round of the Climate-Friendly and Community-based Business Competition (KURRI) along with "Business Meeting Day and Farmer Field Meeting" in 2022, this year Tropenbos Indonesia is again organizing a "Business Gathering Day" as the peak of the 2nd round of KURRI activities which took place at the District Hall on Wednesday, 15 March 2023. This event received full support from the District Agency of Community Empowerment and Village Administration as a form of commitment to support the development of climate-friendly micro-enterprises. Present at the opening ceremony was the Regent's Expert Staff for Economic Affairs and Development of Ketapang Regency, Junaidi Firawan.
Many farmers in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, have been converting rubber agroforests to monoculture oil palm plantations, decreasing diversity in the landscape. We want to reverse this trend, by making rubber agroforestry attractive again. What have we done and learned?
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