11 October 2021 Indonesia
With the theme of “Communities, Forests, and the State – Half a Century of Social Forestry in Indonesia”, the webinar of Tropenbos Indonesia this time feels special because it marks a year that the webinar series have been held regularly and there is a discussion of a book with a similar title, namely “Communities, Forests, and the State." Being held on September 25, 2021, this webinar also examines 50 years of Social Forestry in Indonesia.
14 September 2021 Indonesia
As a part of the efforts to protect essential ecosystem area (KEE) and implement best management practices in a collaborative way by multi-stakeholders, the formulated action plan of Ketapang KEE which was put aside due to the pandemic covid-19 is now back on the table. Tropenbos Indonesia supported the West Kalimantan Environmental and Forestry Agency to organize a group discussion of the KEE forum on Tuesday, 8 September 2021. Around 37 seven representatives from various organizations in Ketapang Districts and West Kalimantan province took part in the discussion including from the government agencies, NGOs, and private sectors.
31 August 2021 Indonesia
Historically, agro-commodity problems such as concerning land tenure issues in forest areas including of oil palm tend to be unresolved and there have been precedent to be neglected, so that people have been marginalized and some have even been criminalized. Several existing regulations do not appear to be effective enough or even provide answer or solution. That is mentioned by the Director of Tropenbos Indonesia in the introduction of the webinar entitled "Resolving oil palm in forest areas" which took place on August 28, 2021 and was attended by around 500 participants from various circles.
26 July 2021 Indonesia
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26 July 2021 Indonesia
As part of the government's efforts to find solution to problems of tenure rights and provide increased welfare for the community through Social Forestry (SF) program, various challenges still appear including the emergence of various conflicts. "Conflict often exists because it is an inseparable part of human life, something that naturally happens, including in the context of SF," said Swary Utami Dewi - Member of TP2PS KLHK/Board Kawal Borneo. Conflicts in SF can occur starting from the proposal process to obtain the approval for management permit or event after the SF permit has been issued. "We cannot predict when this conflict will occur, it can abruptly appear, it can also be something that has been hidden for a long time and then emerges," she added.
13 July 2021 Indonesia
On 4 March 2021, Directorate General of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership (DG SFEP) on behalf of Ministry of Environmental and Forestry (MoEF) has submitted the Management Right of Village Forest (Hak Pengelola Hutan Desa/HPHD) to the Village Forest Management Unit (Lembaga Pengelola Hutan Desa) of ca. 7,004 ha, in which is its ca. 4,093 ha is located on the Permanent Production Forest, while ca. 2,911 ha is located in the Convertible Production Forest, over 35 years, in which each 5 years will be evaluated.