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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20 October 2023 Indonesia

Parara Festival 2023 to Introduce Local Products

The 2023 Nusantara Harvest Festival (Parara) is part of the activities of the Green Livelihoods Alliance (GLA) Partners which was held again on 11-15 October 2023 at the Fashion Atrium, Ground Flour Kota Kasablanka, South Jakarta. This activity is a biennial activity that has entered its fifth implementation. This year the Parara Festival has the theme "Young, Sovereign and Empowered" by carrying the concept of "Rumah Parara/House of Parara" which is closer to the daily lives of Jakarta's urbanites. This activity was carried out to introduce local products assisted by 32 Parara consortium institutions, one of which is Tropenbos Indonesia (TI).

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18 October 2023 Indonesia

Workshop on RAD Strengthening for Fire Prevention

Ketapang District Government and the Joint Secretariat for Sustainable Natural Resources Management (Sekber PSDA) continue to strengthen collaborative actions to prevent fires and improve peat-landscape governance in Ketapang District, West Kalimantan, especially in the Pawan-Kepulu Peat Hydrological Unit (KHG) and Kepulu-Pesaguan KHG.

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