12 June 2024 Indonesia

Strengthening youth capacity through citizen journalism training

The rapid development of digital technology has made cyberspace a limitless realm open to exploration. The internet and social media become major alternatives for accessing and sharing information. This is also a new platform for ordinary people outside the journalism profession to share various information like professional journalists with the news they produce. The opportunity to become a citizen journalist is wide open to anyone, including young people.

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21 April 2024 Indonesia

Tropenbos Indonesia and PT KAL Empower Orange Farmers in Kuala Satong Village, Matan Hilir Utara Sub-District, Ketapang District

PT Kayung Agro Lestari (PT KAL) is a large oil palm plantation company in Ketapang District which has been Tropenbos Indonesia (TI)'s partner in forest conservation since 2016. Since 2018, PT KAL together with stakeholders in West Kalimantan Province and Ketapang District, have collaborated with TI to prepare an Essential Ecosystem Area (KEE) Management Plan for the Sungai Putri-Gunung Tarak-Gunung Palung Landscape, Ketapang District. In this KEE, PT KAL allocated a High Conservation Value/HCV area of 3,688 ha or 29% of the total KEE (12,918 ha) and this KEE has been approved by Governor Regulation no. 718/2017 ( Through a long process, the KEE Management Plan document was finally approved by the Governor of West Kalimantan Province, Mr. Sutarmadji, SH., M.Hum, on August 15 2023.

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01 December 2023 Indonesia

Peatland Monitoring System Training held collaboratively in Ketapang District

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.

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26 November 2023 Indonesia

Scaling Agroforestry in Indonesia

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.

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14 November 2023 Indonesia

Analysing women’s problems through FPAR

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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30 October 2023 Indonesia

A study on gender inclusiveness towards climate-smart practice

What is to choose between rubber and oil palm seeds? Or between fruit and palm oil? Then if husband and wife have different choices, whose choice will be taken? These were among a number of questions asked by Elok Ponco Mulyoutami, gender specialist at Tropenbos Indonesia (TI) who conducted a study related to gender inclusivity towards climate-smart practices implemented in TI’s landscape from 18-26 August 2023. This study involved around 80 respondents from a number of villages in Pawan Pesaguan sub-landscape and Simpang Dua sub-landscape, Ketapang, West Kalimantan.

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