09 September 2023 Indonesia
Ketapang District Government held a dissemination of Ketapang Regent Regulation (Perbup) No. 48/2023 on the prevention of forest and land fires in the two Peatland Hydrological Units (PHUs, locally called KHG), i.e. KHG Pawan-Kepulu and KHG Kepulu-Pesaguan, Ketapang, West Kalimantan. The event was held on 23 August 2023 and was also scheduled as a Plenary Meeting for the preparation of District Action Plans (RAD) in implementing strategies for preventing and suppressing forest and land fires (karhutla) in Ketapang District for the next five years. In his written key opening speech, the Regent of Ketapang, Martinus Rantan, expressed that this activity was in line with the vision and mission of Ketapang District as stated in the Medium-term Development Plan (RPJM) to improve the quality of life and welfare of the community, especially through preventing fires that could harm the community.
07 September 2023 Indonesia
UPPB Juring Raya and Tropenbos Indonesia (TI) attended the "2023 Meeting on Increasing International Market Access and Business Matching for Plantation Business Actors" organized by the West Kalimantan Province Livestock and Plantation Agency in Pontianak, 26-28 July 2023. The activity involves almost all parties related to the rubber commodity supply chains starting from farmer groups, UPPB (Bokar (Crumb Rubber) Processing and Marketing Unit), crumb rubber processing companies, rubber farmer associations, rubber entrepreneur associations (industry), agricultural extension workers, district and provincial Plantation Agencies, district and provincial Industry Services, Regional Office of the Directorate General of Customs and Excise in West Kalimantan, Directorate of Processing and Marketing of Plantation Products, Ministry of Agriculture, Directorate of Export of Agricultural and Forestry Products, Ministry of Trade, as well as NGOs and work projects development team that has attention and work focus on rubber commodity in West Kalimantan Province.
05 September 2023 Indonesia
Members of the Youth Generation of Mekar Raya Cares for Environment (PGMRPL) carried out replanting activity in critical land areas in Bukit Semugo (Semugo Hill), in Mekar Raya Village, Simpang Dua District, Ketapang Regency, West Kalimantan, on 18-19 August 2023. This is the second time after a similar activity was also carried out last year as a form of commitment from stakeholders to restore degraded areas due to landslide and flood 3 years ago, as well as celebrating the 78th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia this year.
10 July 2023 Indonesia
Temporarily halted its operations during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Village Business Unit (BUMDes) “Usaha Bersama Kabar Jaya” in Mekar Raya Village, Simpang Dua Sub-district, Ketapang District, West Kalimantan, is now back on track. The BUMDes which was formed in 2018 to run an agricultural equipment business that sells hoes, sprayer, herbicides and fertilizers received assistance from KPH Ketapang Utara and BPHP (Production Forest Management Agency) in the form of a water distiller, water tank and gallons in August 2021.
10 July 2023 Indonesia
In line with the National Action Plan for Sustainable Oil Palm (RAN-KSB) 2019-2024 as stipulated in Presidential Decree No.6/2019, Kayong Utara District Government has started preparing District Action Plan (RAD) for Sustainable Oil Palm (RAD-KSB) which has begun with the issuance of the Regent Decree (SK) No.195/Pangan.IV/III/2023 concerning the Team for the Preparation of District Action Plan for Sustainable Oil Palm in Kayong Utara District in March 2023. After the issuance of the decree, the initial draft has begun to be formulated in a workshop facilitated by Tropenbos Indonesia and Sawit Watch which took place on 20-21 June 2023. Participants who attended the event represented three OPDs (District Apparatus Agencies), namely District Development Planning Agency, Agriculture and Food Agency, and Kayong Utara Forest Management Unit (KPH).
05 June 2023 Indonesia
As part of stakeholders who can play an important role in managing and protecting forests and natural resources, women's role is in fact often still limited. In various public domains related to forest and land protection and management, many women are still silent, have not yet voiced their opinions, and are not involved in various decision-making. Various policies and decisions related to forest and land use often take place without the involvement of women.